Monday, January 2, 2012

Raul Castro’s neo-annexationism to Spain

Meanwhile in the UN’s corridors and in the core of the Cuban Interest Section in US, the very efficient bureaucrats and Castro’s agents tight with care the next show to condemn the so-called economic “blockade” of Cuba by US government (must be called financial embargo because for more than a decade US is the 5th Cuba’s supplier of food and other goods), in Havana a very selected group of Spanish businessmen splash themselves with parties and celebrations.
Cuba, under Castro’s saga, has become a sort of peninsula of Spain with Fidel and Raul Castro as general managers of a family business. It is something that Cuba as a whole unknown, and I absolutely think the so-called National Assembly (as Castro’s officials called that sort of Parliament where anybody questions anything) unknown the scope of what the government of Cuba had done to sell every inch of the island to the Spanish Companies, in first place, and to every single businessmen in the world, with the important and absolute exception of Cubans.
Someone could tell me that in that Parliament nobody could dare to challenge any single order coming from Castro’s offices, and it could be true. But unknowing or not, Cuba’s National Assembly is part of the trade in which our country had been sold to the world, cut it in pieces and offered to the first bidder in the world... with the exception of Cubans I have to add again.
Spain, though, is the key in Castro trade. For a long time, Spanish businessmen have been in the island, sharing the discriminatory laws and the squandering of Cubans, dealing with a government who had criticized foreign governments like Menem’s in Argentina and others, for being part of those who had installed neo-liberalism in their countries, and for being well known supporters of privatizations and anti-Keynesian practices.
Fidel Castro even celebrated an event in Havana in the 90’s as part of his personal ideological confrontation with the new Democratic faces in Latin-America like Menem in Argentina. Today, though, Cuba is a silent witness of a new kind of neo-liberalism where the Caribbean island is being share out with an exclusive club of entrepreneurs.
Meanwhile Havana city is plagued with crumbling buildings like the one you can see above, located in Neptuno and Amistad, in downtown Havana (*), and the lack of good domestic housing is well-known for everyone in Cuba, the Association of Spanish Businessmen in Cuba (under the acronym of AEEC) doesn’t blush when it declares in its website, and I quote what you can see in Spanish in the picture below:
“Construction of capacities to lodge in all the different categories of commercialization in areas of tourism development... among them Havana City, Varadero, Jardines del Rey (small archipelago north of the central provinces of Cuba), North of Camaguey, North of Holguin, Santiago de Cuba...”

That information is in a website hosted by Cuba government as part of many of its officials websites under Cuba’s internet domain .CU as you can see in the next picture:

What it is more important TODAY is the fact that, if you go to the same website (clicking here => AEEC-Projects), you will find that that information had been vanished... after being spread through Twitter and other social networks by anti-Castro activists.
Today, what you will find could be this:
An empty space where there were the so-called “Investments Oportunities” in Cuba.
Why did it hapen?
Why did the government of Cuba vanish the information showed until it was mentioned in Twitter by Cubans living abroad?
Doesn’t it sound suspicious to you?
Unfortunately to Castro’s officials, the information was snapped before they tried to vanish it.
Digging into it, you can see why it is my point when I say Raul Castro’s government had sold the country to the Spanish businesmen. In one of the more revealing lines in that information, the Spanish Asociation confess that that AEEC is “up today is the only asociation of that nature established in” Cuba. As you can see below underscore in red in the next picture (in Spanish):

It means, without any mistake, no others had been developed in Cuba. No oother is wished by Cuba’s government.
Under those lines you can find anything: from the distribution of Cuban sea plattaform (in 26 areas) to extract oil, to even the production of ballet shoes. And you wil say: well, Cuba has a famous Ballet Company so they need ballet shoes. But, let me tell you, those shoes will be to the purpose of... “exportation” and not for the locals.
In fact, if there is a line repeated over and over that line begins with the word “exportation” rather than local comsuption, as you can see in the next picture:

In a country where food is a headache to every single family, where people is desperate and many times doesn’t find supplies to any single meal every single day, the government of Cuba had proposed to the Association of Spanish Businessmen (AEEC) to export the hundred percent of the production of its meat industry, oils, pastas, water, beers,sodas and wines as you can see underscorein red  in the picture showed above (in Spanish).
What a contradiction with those remarks in the early 60s of Fidel Castro when he claimed that the foreing Companies were stealing Cuba’s resources. In fact, the foreign companies after 1959 were making goods and services to Cubans, their final buyers were Cubans and never was intended to export to any other place outside Cuba.
So, who had sold the country?
Who is giving away all its resources?
Who had signed hundreds, maybe even thousands of deals with foreign companies to export the hundred percent of the production and services of those companies in Cuba?
Today, Cuba had been fragmented in pieces to sell to the best and highest bidder. Who cares there? Who had dare to ask in the National Assembly to the owners of Cuba about documents and information that only a few could access today?
As I sais, Today that information had been vanished even to the indiscreet eye of the western observer from internet and that, my friends, it is the most important clue that what has been diclosed is not only illegal, but the most conclusive piece of evidence of a crime.

(*) Picture was taken in Havana, September 2010. Intersection Neptuno and Amistad.