Mexico increases oil deliveries to Cuban dictatorship, edges out Russia and Venezuela as top supplier


From our Bureau of Latrine American Love Affairs with some assistance from our Bureau of Socialist Incest

Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has become one of the best friends that Castro, Inc. could ever hope to have. His desire to support Cuba’s totalitarian dictatorship is as deep as it is genuine. “AMLO” is one of Latrine America’s most fervent Castrophiles.

Thanks to him, Mexico’s government-owned oil industry is now supplying Castro, Inc. with millions of barrels of fuel.

No word on whether this oil is an outright gift or a deeply discounted item, purchased on credit. Either way, it amounts to direct support of Castro, Inc. If it’s being purchased on credit, then it’s also a sort of gift, since Castro, Inc. will only pay a small portion of what it owes, if it pays anything at all.

Latrine solidarity: one of the seven wonders of the Western Hemisphere, an amazingly repulsive display of socialist incest.

Abridged from Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters)

Cuba has begun using its own tankers to ramp up crude imports from Mexico, which in the second quarter surpassed Russia as a key oil provider to the fuel-thirsty island, according to vessel monitoring data.

Following days-long lines to fill drivers’ tanks and power blackouts, the communist-run nation saddled with harsh U.S. economic sanctions has broadened its sources of oil imports in a move to ease fuel scarcity, replenish stocks and reduce dependence on its traditional and largest supplier, Venezuela. Washington has also sanctioned Venezuela’s oil industry since 2019 over election-fraud claims.

Mexico has emerged as a top provider, sending oil on a vessel owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and ships managed by Cuba. It has delivered some 2 million barrels in the last four months, a Reuters tally based on tanker tracking showed.

Since July, Cuba-flagged tanker Vilma has completed two trips from Mexico’s Pajaritos terminal to Cuba’s Cienfuegos and Havana refineries. The ship previously ferried Venezuelan crude and fuel oil to Cuba, according to Refinitiv Eikon data.

Cuba-flagged tanker Delsa also delivered Mexican crude from Pajaritos to Cienfuegos in June, and then sailed to Venezuela, where it loaded oil, the data showed.

Pemex tanker Bicentenario separately has completed at least four trips from Mexico to Cuba this year, according to the data.

In total, Mexico has supplied Cuba with about 13,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Olmeca light crude since April, the data showed. The crude is a better fit for Cuba’s aging refineries than Venezuela’s heavy oil.

Russia supplied Cuba with some 12,000 bpd of oil, mostly crude, between February and July, according to the Eikon data.

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