Pro-dictatorship agricultural lobbyists meet with diplomats at Cuban embassy in Washington, D. C.

Agricultural Castronoid Love-In at Cuban embassy in D.C.

From our Bureau of Approaching Thaws, Giveaways, and Wondrous Rewards for Monopolistic Socialist Tyrants

Washington lobbyists who call themselves the United States Agricultural Coalition for Cuba (USACC) met with Castro, Inc.’s diplomats and spies in Washington, D.C.

It’s quite obvious that these pro-dictatorship lobbyists and Castro, Inc. are both anticipating a resurrection of Obama’s Great Gift Giveaway, perhaps even a more vigorous version.

USACC lists over a hundred agricultural lobbying entities as its members. If some serious journalist were to look into this organization and its members, it is highly likely that deep ties with Castro, Inc. would be found. Its chairman, Paul Johnson, is married to a Cuban and has been traveling to the island since 1995 — at least six times per year– constantly pushing for an end to the embargo and increased support of Castro, Inc.’s agricultural monopoly.

Mr. Paul Johnson lives in Winnetka, Illinois, one of the wealthiest and most exclusive northern suburbs of Chicago, where the median home price is a million and a half dollars. (Where the classic Christmas movie “Home Alone” was filmed).

Paul Johnson, lobbyist for increased friendship with Castro, Inc.

Abridged and loosely translated from Diario de Cuba

Cuban diplomats and members of the United States Agricultural Coalition for Cuba, which defends the establishment of “normal” economic relations with Havana, had contacts this Monday in Washington, an appointment that follows the recent visit to the island by a group of congressmen.

For the official website Cubadebate, it is a sign that a US agricultural sector “maintains its interest in establishing and strengthening commercial ties” with the Government of the Island.

The event was held at the Cuban Embassy in Washington and was also attended by members of the Arkansas Committee of Young Farmers and Ranchers, other groups interested in trade with Cuba and officials from offices of the US Congress with jurisdiction on the subject.

According to diplomatic sources cited by the official Prensa Latina, during the meeting they discussed “the need to implement a new regulatory framework that does not deprive the Cuban economy of access to monetary resources, and capable of stimulating its growth and normal functioning.”

This would make it possible to expand “two-way trade and cooperation for the benefit of both countries,” the attendees declared.

The head of the Cuban diplomatic mission, Lianys Torres, celebrated the letters addressed to President Joe Biden by US agricultural sectors, in which they requested to reverse economic policies against the Cuban regime, as well as defended the holding of bilateral meetings such as the third Conference of Agriculture, in Havana, the First United States-Cuba Business Forum and the visit of a bipartisan congressional delegation focused on the sector.

Despite Washington’s embargo on Havana, Cuba became the 55th market for US food and agricultural exports in September, among more than 200 countries that make such purchases, after US sales to the Island will increase by 88.2% compared to August.

Most of Havana’s purchases in the US are meat, mainly frozen chicken legs, meat and thighs, to which calcium phosphate was added in September; coffee; bulk cocoa; Corn fritters; vegetable juices; beer and soft drinks.

On the other hand, humanitarian donations, which do not stop growing despite Havana’s complaints about the restrictions on bilateral commercial activity imposed by the embargo, totaled 16,619,425 dollars between January and September, above 11,074. 090 of all 2021.

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2 thoughts on “Pro-dictatorship agricultural lobbyists meet with diplomats at Cuban embassy in Washington, D. C.”

  1. And no, they feel no shame or guilt at all. Some may even think they’re doing something praiseworthy. Alas, we tend to underestimate how many people operate this way, as if it were perfectly OK.

  2. Farmers are usually in a terrible position. Many go out of business every year. Most are in high levels of debt. Farming entails great risk with little control of essential factors that effect they financial success. Most would not be profitable if not for US Farm Bill regulations and subsidies. Thus, due to the high risk environment under which they operate and due to being familiarized with government rules and regulations, they are willing to take the risk.

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