Well Luis Garcia, Cuban-Australian author of the book Child of the Revolution (available in the US in April of 2007) brings us some good reasons to keep the status quo.
Reuters reports today that French exporters are kicking up a stink demanding the Castro regime repays an estimated US$170 million owed to farm producers.
Apparently, the French generously provided Havana some years ago with a stack of long-term credits so the communist government could purchase food, including wheat.
It was all going swimmingly until Castro refused to make any repayments, which means the French are now sending angry letters to the Cuban central bank asking for their money.
Wish them luck – Castro never pays his debts and he is certainly not about to start now.
One final ironic twist: part of the reason the French are not getting their money back is because the island is using its limited reserves to buy food from … US farmers. Who must be paid in cold, hard cash.
There you have it, lower the embargo and the US becomes the next in a long list of suckers that have been conned in castro’s ponzi scheme.
UPDATE: And the Reuters report was written by Marc Frank who is one of their Havana correspondents that also happens to have written for People’s Daily World, a Communist Party USA publication. Who says there’s bias in media?