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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: [split] The Power of Community. How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Reply with quote

About food, this documentary show how it is possible to get good quality food with a sustainable agriculture even in urban/suburban areas: The Power of Community. How Cuba Survived Peak Oil



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You pretend to be from Switzerland, but we all know you're from Cuba, and we've known it all along, because you're always talking about how great things are in Cuba. Why don't you just go ahead and admit it. You'll find the honesty refreshing.
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I am a swiss guy, I am born in Switzerland, my first wife was Belgian, the second one Swedish, and the third one is Cuban. So, I can compare different points of view. I am not saying Cuba is perfect, but for most peoples, it is better to live in Cuba than in most other countries in the world. Even the poorest in Cuba have a home, have access to food, to school, to drink water, to medical cares, to education, to culture.

When I meet my wife for the first time, she was a divorced mother of 2. She own a 2 planes house with garden and terrace on the roof, cost 0. As a middle class working class hero in Switzerland, all I can afford is a small 2 pieces, and it is not mine, I rent it for 1000 francs a month. Electricity is subsidized for the small consumers in Cuba, it cost her 25 centavos a month. Electricity is subsidized for the big consumers in Switzerland, they call this discounts, it cost me 80 francs a month. The insurance for the medical cares in Cuba is free, in Switzerland, it cost me 300 francs a month. And so on.

But that's not only about money. In Cuba, solidarity between peoples is a reality on a daily basis. In any capitalist country I know, the only existing solidarity between peoples is the one from the money. if you are rich enough to offer beer, every body is your friend. Next day, you go at the same place and don't offer beer, and nobody know you.

Of course, some foreigners will be disappointed because it is no super market. Other will be very disappointed because the girls are well educated, they can drink as much as men, and they know the prices :lol: And the riches will be very very disappointed because Cuba is not for sale.

It is 2 possibility to see Cuba. Buy the US war propaganda and consider Cuba as a dictatorship. Or lock at the facts: in Cuba, like in Switzerland, the politicians are elected by the people and the people have the right to make referendums. But unlike Switzerland where the political parties have the monopole to nominate the candidates, in Cuba, only the people itself can nominate the candidates - direct democracy, and the Cuban people can remove from office at any time any elected politician - direct democracy.

The Cubans are the first to know their system is not perfect, but instead of casting the baby with the water of the bath, they just want to improve it. And of course, there are bastards in Cuba, but unlike most of the rest of the world, they are not in power. That alone make a very huge difference.

Also, it is the US that make a criminal blockade against Cuba. That imply the real dictatorship is the US. This is the US that have military basis all around the world. Again, the real dictatorship is the US, not Cuba. And great offend, to the free world, Cuba is the only country of the world that is free from the mafia. It was one of the first accomplishment of the Cuban revolution. Another one was to arm the people. Which make possible to win the war against the US backed mafia invasion at the Bay of pigs!

I am not aware of a dictatorship which educate and arm its people. And the only concentration camp in Cuba is an illegal US property. Look at Philippines, the first country to be invaded and liberated with bombs by the US. The only education available for the people are Muslim schools backed by the Saudi Islamic dictatorship, and the third genocide of the short story of this so-called "independent" and "free" country is going on.

So, yes, Cuba is a very nice country to live. mainly because in Cuba the bastards are not in power !
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CHRONICLE OF AN UNFORGETTABLE AGONY: CUBA'S POLITICAL PRISONS

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Julio Antonio Yebra M.D. shook the hand of each member of his firing squad and told them that he forgave them. The order to shoot mixed with his own scream condemning communism, and his lifeless body hung from the pole to which it had been tied. Seconds later we heard the final shot to the head. In one of the prison wings at the Presidio Modelo in Isla de Pinos, Cuco Muniz and Armando Valladares were having a conversation in front of cell 35 when a human shadow fell from above and crashed on the cement, down below. It was Jesus Lopez Cuevas. He had thrown himself, in a suicidal jump, from the fourth floor. He was dead.

Pedro Luis Boitel, former candidate to the presidency of the University's Student Federation, believed that human beings should demand respect for themselves through any means. He undertook a tenacious hunger strike which led to international repercussions and complicitous silence. He died dehydrated on May 24, 1972, after 53 days without nourishment in a Cuban prison. Before then he had taken part in many hunger strikees.

Fortunately, Mario Chanes de Armas survived that hell, but at the price of spending 30 years in Castro's prisons, which turned him into the longest held held political prisoner in the world. Chanes de Armas suffered such fate in spite of having participated alongside Fidel Castro in the assault on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, on July 26, 1953; after having taken part in the Granma trip from Veracruz, Mexico, landing on the eastern coast of Cuba, in 1956, which would mark the beginning of the armed struggle against the Batista regime and which found him, on the eve of the Revolution's triumph, in one of Fulgencio Batista's cells.

"I've never felt hatred or wished for vengeance against anyone, I will never be able to be a judge or a prosecutor", Chanes de Armas stated to CONTACTO, who stayed in prison from July 1961 until July 1991, accused of planning attacks against the leadership of Castro's regime. The former prisoner states that he was never involved with any group planning the murder of any leader. In his book Cuba: Myth and Reality, sociologist Juan Clark states that the highest record of political prisoners in Cuba (at a given time) throughout its history amounted to 60 thousand during the 1960's. Amnesty International points out that in the mid-1970's, some 20 thousand prisoners had been freed. Clark concludes that "in a comparative base, these two amounts would be the equivalent, in a country the size of the United States, in the amount of 1,410,000 and 466,000 during that era".

Juan Clark adds that "this would make Cuba the country with the highest percentage (per capita) of political prisoners in the Western Hemisphere, even higher than the percentage for the Soviet Union", a nation which kept the highest number of dissidents jailed before the process of perestroika and glasnost, started by Mijail Gorbachev during the second half of the 1980's.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it is better to live in Cuba than in most other countries in the world

Cuba should be a wealthy country full of wealthy citizens. They wanted a little socialism, and they got hoodwinked into being made slaves to a ruthless totalitarian regime which has kept them all brainwashed, hungry, and in a perpetual state of poverty and sickness through its mismanagement, greed, and lust for power.

Did your wife tell you that the average Cuban lost 20 pounds in 1994? In a country ideally located to produce an abundance of food for its populace, there is no excuse for that. Did she tell you that, despite their awesome "free" healthcare, Cuba has the highest mortality rate in Latin America?

Solidarity, my ass. That's nothing but antique Comintern propaganda. Cuba has a huge and serious racism problem and is more of a class-based society than most. The state and bureaucratic apparatchiks are all white (and always the same families, to an almost feudalistic degree), and the blacks are kept in permanent poverty.

Nobody talks about it, though, because that would be counter-revolutionary and could get you imprisoned or worse. The property, the means of production, the means to better their lives, are not in the hands of the people, but in the hands of the special class of people who run the state, and they've been keeping like that since the beginning, and will continue to do so.

Most people (and pretty much all of the blacks) live in run-down shacks, surrounded by the understanding that this is where they belong (despite the bullshit propaganda which they all know is bullshit) without even the hint of a real possibility of ever improving their lives. They play cards, barefoot, and die.

People are regularly thrown in prison and tortured or shot for their political views. Epidemics regularly sweep the country, so now they have lots of doctors, none of whom know what they're doing, and they still have the highest mortality rate in the region (although they don't report that, of course). People don't have access to free information; they have access to indoctrination and propaganda. Some people are more equal than others, it would seem.

And, Cuba's problems are all self-inflicted. They are living in the past, sticking to an obsolete, North Korea -like posture with respect to the world, because it enables those in power to retain their special privileges, at the expense of preventing the rest from ever having the possibility to improve their own lot. They voluntarily and stubbornly persist in a hostile posture toward the U.S., and then blame it for the resulting lack of trade. They keep their people knowing that their problems are the fault of others in other countries, at whom they should be angry (and not, of course, the inept and greedy ruling class).

Cuba is a classic case of "be careful what you ask for, because you might just get it". Unfortunately, it's also the very direction that the U.S. is headed, rapidly, right now.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Common man. The text is from the Free Cuban Foundation, an organization managed by the bastards of the extreme-right anti-Cuban mafia of Miami and founded by the States department and USAID.

To ask them news about Cuba is like asking some Nazi bastard about the Jews.

http://milfuegos.blogspot.ch/2010/09/special-rpeort-usaid-cia-consortium-in.html

This is not Cuba that is a threat for the US, but the US that is a threat for the whole world. And the US just get mad when a small independent country manage to get free of the US mafia.

And now Cuba is not alone. Other countries in Latin America are following their own way. So what do you want to do, kill them all, as in Libya, more than 150'000 death peoples, a fully destroyed country and an Islamist gang in power to get 1 guy! The result of your fucking American war of life! :lol: And they want to give lessons to Cuba! :lol:

And yes, I smoke Cuban cigars. If I was an American citizen, I could be fined 1 million fucking $ for that and sentenced 10 years in jail for that. And you want give lessons to Cuba ! :lol: In the US alone, it is 23 % of World Prison Population, and they want to give lessons to Cuba :lol:

Muso, your only chance is that the ridiculous does not kill. And you can change your pseudo to something like Hitler. :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am always amazed when peoples are talking about things they know nothing about. My wife is a mulata, as a divorced mulata mother, she own a 2 plans house with a garden and a terrace. But for these peoples that know better even when they know nothing, this is a prof Cuba is a racist country.

First, Cuba never invaded the US, but the US did try to invade Cuba at the Bay of pigs invasion. It was the first defeat of US imperialism, before the Vietnam.

And you didn't even ear of the US blockade against Cuba. When the USRR collapsed, the Cuban economy collapsed as well. What did the US at that time? This country didn't helped Cuba, it worsened the blockade against the Island. If you look at the movie I gave, you will understand how Cuba survived to that blockade and the collapse of its economy.

http://vimeo.com/8653921

BTW.: My wife tell me one more thing, if the US try to invade Cuba, the whole Cuban people, from the children to the elders will be fighting against these bastards, like at the Bay of pig! So you will have to kill them all. But I am sure you already know that.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for confirming my point. :roll:
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if the US try to invade Cuba, the whole Cuban people, from the children to the elders will be fighting against these bastards
Except, of course, those who would risk their lives to escape or use marriage as a way out.
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if the US try to invade Cuba, the whole Cuban people, from the children to the elders will be fighting against these bastards
Except, of course, those who would risk their lives to escape or use marriage as a way out.


My wife doesn't want to live in Switzerland. She have a much better life in Cuba than what I can offer her in Switzerland. Of course, if you like polluted air with cars everywhere, small and expensive houses, and selfish peoples, Switzerland is a nice country.
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What do you expect from a man who considers the Berlin Airlift of 1961 or the prevention of genocide in Yugoslavia some kind of "invasion". Switzerland would be Nazi or Stalinist were it not for such "invasions". And "the U.S." invaded Cuba. :lol: If the U.S. had actually invaded Cuba, I'd probably have a winter home down there on the beach somewhere.

What a load of crap. How far detached from reality can a person's mind be and still function in society?
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if the US try to invade Cuba, the whole Cuban people, from the children to the elders will be fighting against these bastards
Except, of course, those who would risk their lives to escape or use marriage as a way out.


My wife doesn't want to live in Switzerland. She have a much better life in Cuba than what I can offer her in Switzerland. Of course, if you like polluted air with cars everywhere, small and expensive houses, and selfish peoples, Switzerland is a nice country.

Don't forget living off the gold pulled off the dead fingers or extracted from the teeth of dead Jews, all while cowardly claiming "neutrality" while others die to defend you, and believing that somehow puts you on a higher moral plane. :roll:
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Thank you for confirming my point. :roll:


You said "They voluntarily and stubbornly persist in a hostile posture toward the U.S., and then blame it for the resulting lack of trade. "

That's pure denial. Cuba never try to invade Cuba like the US was doing at the Bay of Pigs. Also, this is the US that occupies Cuba with its concentration camp at Guantanamo. Last but not least, this is the US that enforce a blockade against Cuba, that from more than 50 years, not Cuba against the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_embargo_against_Cuba

So, the only one that have an hostile posture is the US.
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BoneKracker wrote:
Thank you for confirming my point. :roll:


You said "They voluntarily and stubbornly persist in a hostile posture toward the U.S., and then blame it for the resulting lack of trade. "

Yes, that's what I said, and it's a fact.

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That's pure denial. Cuba never try to invade Cuba like the US was doing at the Bay of Pigs.

That's a non-sequitur. The second sentence does not substantiate the first. There was a reason the Bay of Pigs happened. Also, it wasn't "the U.S." who "invaded"; it was a coup attempt by Cuban exiles, orchestrated and supported by the U.S. I say this not to absolve U.S. responsibility for the event, but to point out that, had the U.S. actually wanted to "invade" Cuba, it would now be the 51st of the United States, or a possession like Puerto Rico. Had that been the will of the United States, doing so was well within the capabilities of the U.S. military. Furthermore, you act like the U.S. just did that out of the blue, for no reason. If that's what you believe, then you need to open a book and read some actual history.

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Also, this is the US that occupies Cuba with its concentration camp at Guantanamo.

We've had a naval base there for over a hundred years, since we sent 300,000 troops to liberate the down-trodden people of Cuba from Imperialist Spain (which also got Spain off the backs of the other enslaved peoples of the Americas). Three thousand of our men died there for their freedom. As a result, the Cubans gave us a permanent lease for a port there. When they stole the rest of our property and nationalized it, we kept that.

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Last but not least, this is the US that enforce a blockade against Cuba, that from more than 50 years, not Cuba against the US.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_embargo_against_Cuba

You need to pick up a dictionary, propaganda-boy. If we had wanted to blockade Cuba, most of them would have died and they'd have have begged to be taken under our wing half a century a go. We have never blockaded Cuba, except to force ships carrying Russian nuclear missiles to turn back. An embargo is not a blockade.

No country is obligated to trade with any other. Long before the U.S. stopped trade with Cuba or helped Cuban exiles try to take back their country from the brutal, murdering tyrant, Castro, Cubans attempted to assassinate the President of the United States. Cuba had openly declared its hostility to the U.S., seized and nationalized all the property of U.S. citizens in Cuba, murdered thousands of people friendly to the United States or with connections in the United States, formed a military alliance with the principal enemy of the United States, and repeatedly and vociferously threatened and insulted the United States. Of course we stopped trading with them. But, it was no "blockade"; we never prevented Cuba from trading with anybody else.

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So, the only one that have an hostile posture is the US.

Complete and utter bullshit.

The Spaniards created a poverty quagmire in Cuba. Once liberated, the place was full of ignorant poor. It was in dire need of strong government and socialist reforms to achieve a decent minimum standard of living. In a nutshell, it was a fertile ground for Comintern to spread the seeds of communist expansionism.

Many of the Cuban people fell for it, and the guys with the most guns killed the others who would resist, and the Cubans have been in a living hell ever since, under the communist boot in forced poverty instead of the comparative paradise they could have created for themselves.

Knowing that the U.S. was opposed to Communist expansionism and the authoritarian enslavement of the world which it intended, the Cuban communists automatically treated the U.S. as enemies from the very beginning. That, my friend, is the source of the hostility between the two countries.

Before communism, Americans were friends of Cuba, trading liberally and investing heavily in it, even enjoying Cuban food, music, art, and Cuban-born celebrities within our own country. With the resources it has and its geographic location, Cuba would eventually have developed economically into a powerhouse, in much the same way Japan or Korea has.

Instead, they allowed a violent minority to seize control and purge those who oppose them, became brainwashed to accept a perpetual state of deprivation and suffering, and blame it on everybody but themselves. They managed to do alright by living like a leech off of the support of the Soviet Union for decades, but when it collapsed, they suddenly had to make it on their own.

But rather than give up their grasp on power, the communist elite who control Cuba refused to relent and remained staunchly communist, and continued to treat the U.S. as the Bogeyman that justified their authoritarianism. They could have had open trade with the U.S. in the years following the Soviet collapse -- it was offered more than once -- all they had to do was implement some human rights and democratic reforms, but they refused and they still refuse. This is why the embargo (which is NOT a blockade despite Spanish-language propaganda calling it a blockade), continues.

Eventually, as the Castros fade from power, so with the communist totalitarian regime, and the people will gain control of their country. It may happen gradually or suddenly. When that day comes, the U.S. will gladly befriend the Cuban people and welcome them into the 20th century they missed.


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This is for you, Dominique_71
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My wife doesn't want to live in Switzerland.
Then obviously I wasn't referring to her.
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I think you lot are being extremely over defensive with Dominique
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I think you lot are being extremely over defensive with Dominique

And I think figs don't belong in cookies.
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I think you lot are being extremely over defensive with Dominique


It's just reminiscent of having a chat with a 20 year old coed in a Che t-shirt at an "occupy" sit in.
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Without the braless co-ed.
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When I was in Havana few years back(2009), it was a weird experience. Sort of like a dejavu into late 1970s Czechoslovakia. The old Ladas, the underground economy. What was different to 1970s Czechoslovakia was the poverty, and the awful infrastructure in Cuba - roads that haven't been fixed since the 1950, leaking plumbing, old american cars fitted with truck engines, which you can't drive without rolling all the windows down (otherwise you might get carbon monoxide poisoning)

Cuba has an apartheid system of sorts, where things such as swimming pools only accessible to foreigners or high class communist apparatchiks.

The dual currency system is also pretty weird. I was dining at a nice restaurant, and you pay with the convertible peso, which the owner of the restaurant then gives entirely to the government, and then the government pays them back with the worthless cuban peso.

The underground economy is very rampant too, because many Cubans can't get a normal job. I was driven around by an illegal taxi driver. The police was everywhere and he looked afraid and always looking over his shoulders.

The only way for a cuban to get a decent job, decent car, decent life is to be an apparatchik. Everyone else can suck the dirt.

I have never seen so many young people with nothing to do in one place.
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Sounds just like a socialist paradise!
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I have never seen so many young people with nothing to do in one place.


Maybe they were chillin'
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cuba is a poor country, that's true. But first, nobody in Cuba lives in the streets. Every one have access to free health care, education, culture, housing. Now look at other poor countries, or even at the US, how many peoples are living in the streets in the US.

About Yugoslavia, the US and NATO (which is the same imperialist empire) made a new genocide that will last forever by casting bombs including DU ammunitions on Serbia and Kosovo, Now, not only Serbia and Kosovo but the whole Balkans are DU contaminated and that will last forever. It was not a war, but a massacre of civilians made by brutal cowards. http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2013/01/29/serbia-nato-uranium-embrace.html
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail//?id=53886&lng=en
http://www.globalresearch.ca/depleted-uranium-radiation-resulting-from-nato-bombings-in-serbia-high-incidence-of-cancer/18432

And more, you don't even killed the good ones:
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According to the Centre for Humanitarian Law in Belgrade, around 9,401 people were killed or went missing in Kosovo during the period of the NATO bombing, the majority of them Albanians.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/number-of-victims-of-nato-bombing-still-unknown

And it was a long time planned massacre, because the CIA was the one that supported the Kosovo Liberation Army from day one.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/mar/11/edvulliamy.peterbeaumont
http://www.balkanpeace.org/index.php?index=/content/balkans/kosovo_metohija/articles/kam01.incl
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2000/03/koso-m16.html

As for my ability to live in society, fortunately, a lot of peoples are not Nazi war lords. The difference between a lot of countries and Cuba and Switzerland, is that in Cuba and at a certain extend in Switzerland as well, the Nazi war lords are not in power.

In the first government after the Cuban revolution, the Urutia government, no one single communist was part of it. Batista and others took 424 millions of $ with them into the US. The US refused to extradite these criminals and to loan money to Cuba to stabilize its money. This was the first sign of hostility.

According to the Cuban constitution of 1940 http://pdba.georgetown.edu/constitutions/cuba/cuba1940.html Art 24, it is possible to expropriate for reasons of public utility with compensations, and Art 90, forbid the latifundos by limiting the concentration of property. So, the new government was only following its old constitution. Other countries was implied with these expropriations, Spain, France, England or Switzerland, and they all accepted the compensations, which was based on the fiscal values declared by the owners. If these values was underestimated, it was not the new government responsibility, but the responsibility of their owners and of the fully corrupt Batista regime, with tight links with the mafia and the US government. Only the US refused.

Instead Eisenhower try to dictate his conditions to Cuba, which is forbidden by international laws - Congress of Westphalie 1648, Chart of the United Nations Art 2, resolution 626 of the United Nations General Assembly, Court International of Justice Art 38, resolution 1803 of the UN, and others as well. So the US are wrong from the beginning. The whole story will full a book, and show the US are wrong from the beginning until now.

The 17 March 1960, Eisenhower took the formal decision to overthrow the new Cuban government. For that, it decided to end the sugar importation, to end the delivery of energy resources including oil, the continuation of the arms embargo of 1958, and the establishment of a campaign of terrorism and sabotage, as well as the organization of a paramilitary force to invade the island and overthrow Fidel Castro.

This forced Fidel to import oil from the USSR. When Shell, Texaco and Esso refused to refine that oil, the 29 June 1960, they was automatically expropriated. Any country in the world would have done the same.

The 5 July 1960, Washington decided to end the sugar importation, which was 80% of the Cuban exportations. The 6 July, Cuba nationalized all the US properties.

The 3 January 1961, Washington forbid its citizens to travel to Cuba. So, this is not Cuba that closed its borders.

The 3 February 62, Kennedy decide a total embargo against Cuba, which include medicaments and food from 1964, in violation of international humanitarian law.

And now, the extraterritorial measures begun, which also violate the international law.

23 March 1962, the embargo is extended to all products containing Cuban resources, including the ones manufactured in other countries. From August 1962, all nations providing aid to Cuba is automatically excluded from the US aid program. The 16 September 62, a blacklist is done with all the ships having business relations with Cuba and they are forbidden to accost in the US.

Following that, it is a 60% drop of the trading with the capitalist countries between 62 and 63. A lot of industries was depending on parts now forbidden. It was devastating. 1/4 of the buses and 1/2 of the trains and 3/4 of the Caterpillard tractors was out of service at the end of 62.

In 63, Kennedy forbid Cuba to use the dollar for its international trade.

With Lindon Johnson, Washington threatens Franco's Spain to suspend its annual economic assistance of $ 100 million, if it doesn't follow the US blockade.

The 23 March 64, the Supreme court in the case Sabbatino against Cuba recognize the validity of the Cuban expropriations.

The Congress, in violation with international law, cancel this ruling.

In 64, following US pressures, the Organization of American States decide a complete embargo against Cuba. Between 64 and 66, the Cuban export to the occidental world decline from 36.9% to 19.6%. In Mai 66, all food materials export is forbidden to any country that have trade with Cuba.

In 68, the OFAC inform Italy that all goods with Cuban nickel will not be allowed to be imported to the US. With Nixon, this Cuban nickel ban is extended to all the other countries.

In July 75, the OAS cancel all its sanctions against Cuba.

For the rest of the story, you can do like me, read a book on this subject.
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