Castro military junta fully controls Cuba’s economy

Next time you hear “Cuba Experts” and Castro propagandists talking about how the U.S. should start doing business with “Cubans,” now you know which Cubans they are referring to.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Cuba’s Military Generals at Center of Business Shakedown

Cuba’s military generals control the island’s economy.

The militarization of Cuba’s economy began in the 1990’s under then-Defense Minister, General Raul Castro.

That’s Raul’s real “reform”.

The latest shakedown of foreign businessmen in Cuba is simply a further distribution of the “piñata” among Raul’s family, friends and loyalists.

These are the military monopolists that some want the U.S. to illogically lift sanctions and do business with — in the hope of some miraculous “trickle-down” effect (at best).

Yet, by definition and practice, these military monopolists are the very antithesis of “trickle-down”.

If the U.S. were to lift sanctions, it’d simply be handing Raul and his military cohorts the biggest pie in the world to divvy up among themselves.

Something akin to the Russian mafia — just 90 miles away.

From Canada’s National Post:

Canadian businessman’s imprisonment in Cuba ‘very sinister,’ lawyer says

When lawyers for a Canadian businessman imprisoned in Cuba on charges of economic crimes against the state, taxation and bribery went to Havana to meet with tax officials over the allegations, they were taken to a state security office and told to meet with military generals instead, a company official said.

“They were pretty well intimidated and told we’re taking all of your assets and in addition you’re going have to send another $55-million down before Cy [Tokmakjian] would be released,” said Lee Hacker, a vice-president of the successful transportation company that Mr. Tokmakjian founded.

“There is something very sinister going on in Cuba,” he said.

3 thoughts on “Castro military junta fully controls Cuba’s economy”

  1. ““There is something very sinister going on in Cuba”, said Lee Hacker.

    NO!!! What was your first clue? Was it the firing squads at La Cabaña? Was it the UMAP camps? Was it the Cuban Missile Crisis? Was it when Fidel cancelled the elections he promised and installed himself as President for Life? Was it when the Cuban government confiscated all private property? Was the the foreign espionage and export of revolutions to Africa and Latin America? Was it the CDRs and the repudiation mobs? Was it the complete and utter lack of freedom and human rights for the Cuban people? Was it the hundreds of thousand of Cubans throwing themselves into the sea to escape the prison island that tipped you off?

    No? No. It was only when your boss got tossed in jail by the same thugs you had previously been doing mucho business with that you finally clued into the fact that “something very sinister going on in Cuba”. Well, better late than never, I suppose.

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