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Old 13th Jul 2014, 23:30
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The woes and travails of the Cuban people can be laid entirely at the feet of virulent Socialism, and are not caused by US policy
Exactly, the only time Cuba has been able to sustain itself in the last 3 decades has been due to massive subsidies from Soviets and Venezuela.
Soviets pulled back and Venezuela has been subsidizing Cuba to the tune of 115-135Billion per year supplying 2/3rds of its oil.
The socialist government in Venezuela is running out of money and has threatened to pull Cuban subsidies.
It appears the concept of "trade" means subsidies by the socialism definition.

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