From our Bureau of Blockade Warming with some assistance from our Bureau of Phantom Sanctions
A few days ago, it was U.S. businessmen who were visiting Castrogonia to discuss partnerships with Castro, Inc..
Now, it’s a congressional delegation’s turn to light the fires that will speed up Jar-Jar Biden’s Thaw.2 . The bipartisan delegation consists of Salud Carbajal (D/California), Jahana Hayes (D/Connecticut) and Jim Baird (R/Indiana). Carbajal and Baird represent agricultural congressional districts, but Hayes does not.
The official statement posted by the delegation says: ““We will be meeting with farmers and agricultural experts to help us understand the current state of agriculture and food supply in Cuba, as well as discuss where opportunities for mutual economic benefit may exist for American businesses and the Cuban people.”
In an article rich with examples of past occasions when the U.S. has recklessly aided the Cuban dictatorship, John Suarez at the Center for a Free Cuba warns that nothing good can come out of this visit: “The Castro regime will be providing a Potemkin Village tour, and as much as one believes that they [the U.S. delegation] are prepared for it, it is still effective.. . .Paradoxically, the Obama thaw with Cuba coincided with the expansion of military control of the Cuban economy.”
Call it “blockade warming”, which seems to be taking place much faster than global warming. No one needs to be a psychic to predict what comes next. The military junta that runs Castro, Inc. must be overjoyed.
Abridged and loosely translated from Marti Noticias
A bipartisan delegation of representatives from the US Congress traveled to Cuba this weekend to meet with Cuban farmers and local officials, with whom they will discuss the current state of agriculture and food supplies on the island.
“Today I am leading a bipartisan delegation with Representative Jahana Hayes and Congressman Jim Baird to Cuba to study the impact of American staples, meet with Cuban farmers, and discuss agricultural and other related issues with local officials,” he reported in his Twitter account. Twitter the Democratic representative for California Salud Carbajal.
The members of the Agriculture Committee of the House of Representatives will also evaluate the areas in which there may be “opportunities of mutual economic benefit for US companies and the Cuban people.”
Representative Carbajal’s tweet was shared by the US embassy in Havana, which stressed that the United States is one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products to the island.
In 2021, US companies exported more than $295 million in agricultural products to Cuba, including food, to help address the basic needs of the Cuban people, John Kelly detailed, in his response speech to the UN resolution condemning the embargo.
Whole story HERE in Spanish