New Yorkers seem very surprised by the news that the Castro regime isn’t buying any of their products despite their governor’s flashy efforts to drum up business with the bankrupt apartheid communist hell-hole.
Gee-whiz, Mildred, what could have gone wrong?
After all, governor Cuomo went on a trade mission to Cuba last year. He spent a whole day there, followed everywhere by journalists, posing for photos in antique cars.
And…and… The New York Times promised this trip would not only create all kinds of business deals, but also bring more freedom to Cubans.
Why haven’t Cubans jumped at the chance to improve their lives, now that relations with the U.S. have been normalized?
Why doesn’t Raul Castro want to buy stuff from New York? Doesn’t he know that his people need stuff, like food and medicines?
And why hasn’t President Castro budged on the issue of human rights? The New York Times said he would! And so did President Obama!
Jumpin’ Jehosophat! Gee, Mildred…. This is so incomprehensible! It’s like…like…a Twilight Zone episode, for cripes’ sakes!
Exports lacking one year after Cuomo trip
It was one year ago today that Governor Cuomo was in Cuba for a visit, and you paid for it to the tune of $200,000.
The U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council is calling out the Governor.
“It was a $200,000 24 hour visit to Cuba for a photo op,” says U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council President John Kavulich.
Kavulich contacted representatives of the seven New York-based companies that went on the trip to see how they’ve benefited one year later.
“None of the companies have reported any solid exports or service activities since last year. One company that was involved with agriculture wasn’t able to get anywhere. Sought the help from Governor Cuomo’s staff, didn’t get anywhere,” said Kavulich.
That company, according to Kavulich, is Cayuga Milk Ingredients. He says Chobani Greek Yogurt, Pfizer, and Regeneron also reported no exports to Cuba. And his research found Infor just has an agreement to sell software in Cuba. MasterCard is awaiting some legal clarifications. And Jet Blue has applied to start direct U.S. flights to Cuba and is waiting for a decision.
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