Some blockade! List of products purchased from U.S. by Cuba is incredibly long

American container ships entering Havana Harbor

From our Bureau of Fake Blockades with some assistance from Bureau of Transparent Lies Repeated Ad Nauseam by Latrine American Socialist Totalitarian Hellholes

Read the article below and find out for yourself how many different products Castro, Inc. purchases from the U.S. and how much it spends on this stuff. Some of the items, such as sugar, eggs, and butter, reveal how serious the collapse of Cuba’s food production has become. Others, such as cement and porcelain bathroom tiles, reveal how dependent Castro, Inc. is on the U.S. for providing its apartheid tourist industry with building supplies. Others, such as salmon, shrimp, and fancy perfumes, are obviously intended solely for oligarchs and tourists.

A suggestion for the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. : Please take some time to read the complete list of products sold to Cuba to the General Assembly the next time it is asked to vote on “lifting the embargo.” And . . . if you’d like to go into business for yourself selling items to Cuba, go HERE to find out how easy it is to ship stuff.

Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba

What is most surprising about Cuba’s shopping list in the US in 2023? Well, you don’t know where to start. Perhaps, the enormous volume of construction products, ranging from white cement, bathroom hardware, electrical installations, resins, oils and industrial tools, to mention those that add up to significant quantities. Wasn’t it that the embargo affects, according to the Government, the construction of housing that Cubans need so much?

But let’s start with food, the sale of which to the Island has been authorized by Washington since 2001, despite the sanctions. Thus, the summary list of exports shows $45,914 of Pacific salmon and $105,630 of salmonids, which could include trout. All shipped from Miami.

To these marine products, let’s say exotic for Cuban waters (which, as government officials have said, have a shortage of fish), are added $89,195 worth of crustaceans. Did lobsters, shrimp, crabs and others also escape from the seas of Cuba?

Let’s look at processed foods. The crisis in dairy production in Cuba derives directly from the collapse of the once rich livestock industry on the Island. So in 2023 the US supplied $25,204 in yogurt; 165,358 butter; plus the astonishing figure of 754,690 in fresh cheese. This, apart from other types of cheese, grated or powdered ($108,465), whole processed cheeses ($149,695) and blends ($352,068). Do Cuban MSMEs sell so much cheese?

The shopping list reveals details that ignite the imagination: $91,846 worth of fertilized eggs were imported from Cuba to be incubated. Who is producing live chickens on the Island from US bird postures? Is the Government going to recover production, affected by the lack of food for its chickens, thanks to the layers from the northern neighbor?

The import of fresh eggs has also skyrocketed in recent months. Among shipments from Miami, Tampa and New Orleans, at the end of 2023, $1,570,860 in bird eggs were shipped to Cuba. At this rate, apart from most of the chicken that Cubans eat, eggs will soon also come from Havana’s “historical enemy.”

Another product whose import from the US should make Cubans think is sugar cane. Of this traditional product, the Island bought 254,498 dollars, while another 241,391 of sugar syrup and candy were purchased. To continue with the sweet, chewing gum was $19,152, while ready-to-feed puddings were $77,822.

Then, the figure of $564,380 in communion hosts stands out, which added to the $25,997 in Bibles and other religious books suggests that religious rituals in Cuba are an important source of income for US companies.

I continue with the surprises: $161,281 in legumes; 99,839 in uncooked potatoes; an estimable quantity of seeds for planting, including beans and lentils; $461,204 in apples; $37,746 in extra virgin olive oil, $4,952 in refined oil and an unexpected $139,568 in crude palm oil, without chemical modifications. Plus $4,176 in microwave popcorn packages, $183,743 in mayonnaise and $25,036 in ice cream.

Nor did the embargo oppose the acquisition of another type of products in deficit on the Island: personal hygiene products. Summary: $29,558 in perfumes and cologne waters; 69,885 in manicure preparations; 11,703 in makeup powder; 216,937 in shampoo; 36,198 in toothpastes, and 244,312 in dental hygiene preparations; 153,994 in deodorants; 345,939 in bar soaps.

Continue reading the shopping list HERE in Spanish

2 thoughts on “Some blockade! List of products purchased from U.S. by Cuba is incredibly long”

  1. “another product whose import from the US should make Cubans think is sugar cane. Of this traditional product, the Island bought 254,498 dollars,”

    I wonder if some of this cane sugar comes from Cuban growers in south Florida. That would be ironic. I have cousin-in-laws whose family farmed and processed sugar cane in Pinal del Rio. They are now in Florida doing the same thing.

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