Comments on: In modern-day Cuba, cars aren’t the only relic of America’s past http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/21/in-modern-day-cuba-cars-arent-the-only-relic-of-americas-past/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/21/in-modern-day-cuba-cars-arent-the-only-relic-of-americas-past/#comment-1129370 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:51:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47064#comment-1129370 @Mottjr wrote:

“Ever wonder why this sudden love for Cuba?
It’s the fear of Russians staging their nuclear-hardware closer to US as NATO encircles Russia/China, accelerating the ruin of global-relations.”

They have you looking in the wrong direction once again. The military option is an absolute last resort among your more sophisticated global leaders. You’re tip-of-the-spear is in maintaining the power of a global reserve curreny, which means trade deals favorable to large corporations and a host of other market manipulation techniques.
There can be no threat to the United States’ “national interests” which inextricably implies our global financial power.
What Cuba truly signifies is codified in the sanguine term emerging market. Basically there’s an opportunity to capitalize on cheap labor or resources. There’s a raft of other fairly innocuous terms bandied by diplomats and government officials that hold an entirely different connotation largely dependant on an esoteric understanding of the user. We get fed the usual; liberty, human rights, freedom, democracy, etc. televised from a state dept. or administration podium, when the true intent and policy is crafted, behind the scenes, and out of the light standard reporting.
Take a quick look at the at the old Trujilo regime in the Dominican Republic and understand the same list of interests haven’t changed, only the means by which they are achieved.

Here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ar gentina-idUSKCN0WQ0I9
We see our president drinking champagne and dancing the tango while meeting the new president Macri, who reportedly will make whole the distressed debt fund managers, and issue more sovereign debt during his administration (they’re broke). The people don’t get to make the decision on issuing debt and usually can’t understand what happened, and why their country is broke, until they can’t buy an avacado for two months.

It’s a simple wealth transfer, and countries that eschew this paradigm fall under the crudgel of the financial markets, or worse, there is no alternative in a declining global market dominated by financial interests and saturated by underperforming investments.

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/21/in-modern-day-cuba-cars-arent-the-only-relic-of-americas-past/#comment-1129291 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:42:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47064#comment-1129291 Ever wonder why this sudden love for Cuba?

It’s the fear of Russians staging their nuclear-hardware closer to US as NATO encircles Russia/China, accelerating the ruin of global-relations.

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By: UgoneHearMe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/21/in-modern-day-cuba-cars-arent-the-only-relic-of-americas-past/#comment-1129279 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:45:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47064#comment-1129279 Barney Frank, DEMOCRAT, would be the first little boy customer of Cuba

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By: GitmoreDolluhrs http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/21/in-modern-day-cuba-cars-arent-the-only-relic-of-americas-past/#comment-1129273 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:19:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47064#comment-1129273 Cuba will soon be more open to commerce. This means a lot of business opportunity.

Time to invest in Cuba.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/21/in-modern-day-cuba-cars-arent-the-only-relic-of-americas-past/#comment-1129269 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:59:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47064#comment-1129269 Oddly Air Force One didn’t touch down in Puerto Rico – our other Carribean island success story – they could sure use to see the president right about now.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/21/in-modern-day-cuba-cars-arent-the-only-relic-of-americas-past/#comment-1129267 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:59:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47064#comment-1129267 It would be nice if we could return the island to mafia control so that they could have casinos and hookers for our congressmen again. Of curse nowadays, you’ll have to have young boys too as the GOP has a lot in the “closet”.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/21/in-modern-day-cuba-cars-arent-the-only-relic-of-americas-past/#comment-1129264 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:13:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47064#comment-1129264 1950’s America on a tacky backward island. I think we found a place to put Trump.

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