According to news reports, Raul Castro came out of retirement to give the country some bad news. In other words, things are going to really bad again.
Or as my mother would say “la misma m______ de siempre”!
Why the bad news? I’ll give you a clue: “el bloqueo” or that US embargo! Were you ready for that?
Not long after Raul broke the bad news, we learned of a “first” in La Habana. Check this out:
The regime, of course, sanctions those who have more than their regulatory rations. In stark contrast, for the first time, Havana joined the list of cities celebrating the elite White Dinner that costs a mere USD $1,000 per guest.
In Cuba there is a serious food shortage; so much so that the regime has forbidden officials from talking about it in order to avoid internal rancor.
Le Dîner en Blanc is an international event that started in Paris, as its French name suggests. Founder François Pasquier developed the concept as a “secret” picnic.
Aren’t you happy to hear that a US $ 1,000 will get you an elite White Dinner in La Habana?
Why isn’t “el bloqueo” stopping those $ 1,000 dinners? Can someone remind the elite that “el bloqueo” forbids expensive dinners?