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Cuba inviting American corporations in hoped of breaking the embargo. Tempting.

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posted on Feb, 3 2006 @ 06:27 PM
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news.yahoo.com...


MEXICO CITY - Cuban officials invited U.S. corporations Friday to lobby against the U.S. trade embargo and invest in the communist nation's energy sector, as they announced plans to double their drilling capacity and explore for oil in the island's Caribbean waters.

In the first private-sector oil summit between the two countries, executives from U.S. giants like ExxonMobil Corp., Caterpillar Inc. and Valero Energy Corp. were meeting with Cuban government officials in Mexico City this week to learn about Cuba's potentially lucrative oil reserves.

"We would be happy if North American companies also participated in future projects," said Raul Perez de Prado, Cuba's vice minister of basic industry.

U.S. executives should work to "eliminate the absurd barriers" that limit investment, Perez de Prado said, referring to the 45-year-old U.S. trade embargo designed to undermine Fidel Castro's communist government.



Very clever in attempting to tempt the U.S. corporations to participate on the Cuba's natural resources as well as exporting U.S. products, which in turn hope to lobby the U.S. govt to lift the embargo. Why invite the U.S. corporations when other countries are already doing the job? Cuba don't need America right? I would wait until Castro is dead, and maybe hopefully that a revolution would come to Cuba.




posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 11:30 AM
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So while castro and his minions try to claim that the U.S. and imperialism is evil he still is asking for the help of U.S. corporations to try to disuade the U.S. from the embargo?....

Humm, are the funds of castro so low that he needs to fill up his golden coffers while the people still suffer?



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 11:50 AM
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The United States needs to drop that embargo now if they're aren't going to treat other Communist states equally. China is potentially a far, far greater threat than Cuba, but they're our "friends". Cuba is no threat to us. Get rid of the embargo.

www.upi.com...

That article talks about the recent investigation into a group who traveled to Cuba to protest Guantanamo Bay and could potentially be imprisoned and fined for failing to get a permit to travel there from the US Government.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 12:31 PM
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Fidel will stop at nothing to be in the limelight. He wants a piece of the world chaos. Now he's invited the Iranian wacko for a visit.

He's nearing the end of his long, pathetic life, and wants to go out with a bang.
:shk:



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by LoganCale
The United States needs to drop that embargo now if they're aren't going to treat other Communist states equally. China is potentially a far, far greater threat than Cuba, but they're our "friends". Cuba is no threat to us. Get rid of the embargo.


You do know that there is an arms embargo against China which the U.S. is strongly in favour of but European nations seem to want to lift the embargo from China.

BTW, Cuba is no threat but the communist regime of Cuba is a threat to the Cuban people and the world at large.

[edit on 8-2-2006 by Muaddib]



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 01:57 PM
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I support an arms embargo against China. And against Cuba for that matter. Honestly, I think all arms trade between countries, allies of us or not should be banned. But the US requires citizens to get a permit to be able to go to Cuba and I think that's wrong.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by Muaddib

BTW, Cuba is no threat but the communist regime of Cuba is a threat to the Cuban people and the world at large.

[edit on 8-2-2006 by Muaddib]


the communist regime of Cuba is a threat to the Cuban people, but that embargo is a much larger threat to the Cuban people.



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