2 Million Tourists, 11 Million Slaves, and 2 Autocrats

On the heels of press reports that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will be gracing Havana with his presence on November 27 comes the announcement that China’s President Hu Jintao will be doing likewise on the 17th. As there are no co-incidences, perhaps the Chinese have become concerned at the much hyped thawing of relations between the Ruskies and the regime, particularly when there is much owed to the “People’s Republic.” Certainly on the agenda for the Hu’s visit are the sizeable loans to Cuba now coming due with the seemingly obligatory restructuring to follow.

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