New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has justified his various trips to Cuba as "trade missions."
During his last trip, Richardson even elaborated that he was going to sell the Castro regime "chilies."
Ironically, it's the Castro regime that has exposed Richardson's fib -- for not only has it not bought a single New Mexico chili -- but it now (awkwardly) wants to sell its own Cuban chilies abroad.
According to Castro's state media yesterday:
Cuba has started to export a species of chili pepper (Capsicum chinense), after selling to Canada the first 27 tons of the crop this year.
Chili peppers are an underestimated crop in the Cuban diet and had nearly vanished from the country's fields until an agricultural enterprise in the municipality of Abreu, Cienfuegos, started growing the crop in cultivation houses covering a total area of barely 4.70 acres.
We always knew that Richardson's trips to Cuba were political and ideological posturing, so it's really no surprise.
However, he does owe New Mexico taxpayers an apology.
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