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Cuba admits Venezuelan recession is hitting hard: Chavist oil shipments down 20%

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 20:54 UTC
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Venezuela’s grim situation is impacting not only millions of households around the country: it is also sending panic waves across the Caribbean all the way to Cuba, a solid ally that for decades now has relied heavily on Chavismo’s generosity. Read full article


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  • Marti Llazo

    “...Cuba, a solid ally that for decades now has relied heavily on Chavismo’s generosity.”

    We see that the MercoPiss has returned to hiring under-age Somalian dropout interns for its writers again.

    “decades” ? That would be more than one. Chávez didn't come to power until 1998.

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    How about that word, “analphabetism”?

    I had to look that up. Did you know what “analphabetism” meant?

    Hope Cuba doesn't look too hard to the U.S. They won't have any baseball players left for their own leagues.

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 01:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Using “ analphabetism” instead of “illiteracy” is a sure sign that the writers supplying MercoPiss don't have the foggiest notion how to properly do translation.

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 02:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Anal phabletism

    Sounds painful

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Decade = 10 years. 1998 to 2007 = 10 years. 2007 to 2016 = 10 years.

    Aug 07th, 2016 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @5 The rest of the story:

    Chávez visited Cuba in 1999 and gave only indications of intent to provide cooperation and aid, but there was no actual agreement until the October of 2000, when Chávez and Castro worked out a deal: up to 53,000 bbls of VZ oil a day at low rates. This didn't get underway immediately. In fact no meaningful degree of Venezuela largess got moving until after the year 2002 coup attempt in Cubazuela. It took until 2003 to get only about 33,000 bbls a day delivered. In the exchange, Chávez received Cuban intelligence and security protection, along with Cuban propaganda in the guise of school textbooks, and Cuban “advisors” - in much the same way Chile's Marxist Allende accepted, on a smaller scale, Soviet “advisors” although Cuba provided considerable health care assistance, though the medical staff were also propagandists and Chávez made sure that VZ national funding for health care was transferred from VZ systems to operate under the Cubans. About 12,000 such Cubans came to Venezuela under the guise of providing social services - later growing to nearly 50,000 - but were actually working to radicalise the lower classes in favour of Chávez, in much the same way that the Kirchners used funding for social and “cultural” projects to siphon money and inculcate political support for their regime. Still not decades, unless you use Kirchnerista arithmetic.

    Aug 07th, 2016 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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