Globe and Mail, Canada
September 17, 2008
Havana -- Bypassing its trade embargo on Communist Cuba, the United States yesterday announced it has approved $250-million in "farm sales" to Havana after hurricanes Gustav and Ike devastated Cuba's crops.
The licences for agricultural sales, which include food and construction materials, were approved after Ike lashed Cuba a week ago and "wood, a material essential to rebuilding, is included," read a State Department communiqué delivered to reporters at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.
JG: This is more of the same farce by the United States. The facts of the matter are that the GENOCIDAL embargo remains 100% in place. The United States is not helping the Cuban people due to their intense HATE for the Cuban revolutionary process, which sent the Yankee exploiters packing on January 1st., 1959. Cuba will survive the petulant George W. Bush and his apátridas and useful fools Carlos Gutierrez, Mel Martinez and the three Miami-Dade Batistianos Reps.