According to Europapress:
"During a trade fair this month in Havana, Germany's Ambassador to Cuba, Claude Robert Ellner, told German businessmen that Cuba's debt to the German government had been forgiven, in the hopes that Cuba will meet its debt obligations to them."
In other words, German taxpayers will now be responsible for bailing out its private sector and, by implication, the Castro regime.
Thanks to the U.S. policy of requiring the Castro regime to pay "cash in advance" for its purchases of agricultural products, U.S. taxpayers can rest assured the same will not happen to them.
We hope that U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, who wants to legalize financing for agricultural trade with Cuba, is taking note.
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