From our Bureau of Begging Parasites with some assistance from our Bureau of Broken Dreams and Inescapable Nightmares
Yeah, you betcha, as they love to say in Minnesota. In a long essay posted today on Diario de Cuba, Emilio Morales answers our question of the day affirmatively. Yes, he says, Trucutú’s begging tour was a failure. You betcha.
Aside from the relatively small sum of money promised by China, what Trucutú managed to obtain from the four countries he visited was nothing more than an assortment of meaningless little cooperative programs, a two-year delay in payments for loans, and promises for the restructuring of Castro, Inc.’s colossal debt.
Morales argues that two years from now Castro, Inc. won’t be able to pay its restructured debt, for there is no way that it could rake in profits large enough to cover those payments. In fact, says Morales, Castrogonia faces a nightmarish future with more frequent power blackouts, fewer tourists, fewer medicines, more agricultural disasters, and more devastating food shortages.
Here are the seven impossible-to-fix crises faced by Castro, Inc. according to Morales
- Rebuild the island entire electrical power grid
- End food shortages.
- End medicine shortages.
- Reinvigorate the tourism industry.
- Reinvigorate its agricultural industries, including sugar, to increase exports
- Recover more income from the export of medical services
- Stop the discontent of the population
And here is his ultimate conclusion:
Díaz-Canel’s tour has been a failure. Neither partner has loosened their wallets to extend new lines of credit. The only thing achieved by the Cuban president is that they forgive him the interest on the current debt and that the payment of the principal be postponed for a couple of years. Therefore, the conditions and factors that have generated the current crisis that the country is going through will remain active and may even worsen further in the coming months.
Thus, the promise that the blackouts will end in December has been shattered. Cubans will live a Christmas in darkness, with great shortages of food and medicine. Relief will continue to come from the emigrants who travel to the Island loaded with suitcases and dollars to cover the basic needs of their relatives.
The Biden Administration should reconsider a policy towards Cuba that has led to an underhanded thaw, and take into account the reality of the current scenario, which does not deserve oxygenating the Havana regime. It would be good to remember Diaz-Canel’s words during his visit to Russia, when he told his partner Vladimir Putin that “Cuba and Russia have a common enemy: the Yankee empire.” Note should also be taken of the recent pronouncement of the United States Department of Justice, which recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) deny a permit for the installation of the first submarine telecommunications cable that would connect the United States with Cuba, since the Government Cuban represents a “counterintelligence threat.” In addition, attention should be paid to the recent statements by the President of the Cuban Government, blaming the US for Russia’s war against Ukraine and praising Putin for the annexation of Ukrainian territories.
Seeing this reality, it would be counterproductive, as well as a contradiction, for the Biden Administration to remove the Cuban regime from the list of countries that support and support terrorism.
Whole essay HERE in Spanish