Last night I attended a presentation entitled Impact on South Floridas Economy and Agriculture of a Post-Castro Cuba by Bill Messina, M.S. who is Coordinator of Economic Analysis at the University of Florida/IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) Food and Resource Economics Department.
Professor Messina and his colleagues have been studying Cubas economy (specifically its food/agricultural facets) for many years and in their study have visited the island many times starting in 1994. In their work they meet with their Cuban counterparts from the University of Havana. All data that is provided by Cuban sources is independently validated by Professor Messina and his colleagues to the greatest extent possible. In other words, these arent merely one mans opinions.
We all know that the Cuba can currently buy all of the food and medicine from the United States that it can on a cash up-front basis. But what does that mean? How much does Cuba really buy and how? I think youll find these tidbits interesting.
So can somebody tell me what embargo people are talking about?
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