As we've consistently noted, Cuba's tourism industry is monopolized by the Castro regime's military corporation, GAESA, which is run by Raul's son-in-law, Maj. Luis Alberto Rodriguez Lopez Callejas.
Thus, the following item from China's state media, Xinhua, is concerning:
DPRK vice marshal in Cuba to enhance military ties
Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) started a five-day visit to Cuba Friday to strengthen bilateral military ties.
In case you missed it, General Ri was recently profiled in The Wall Street Journal as the key military figure in the succession from Kim Jong Il to his son, Kim Jong Eun.
In the official North Korean leadership photo (below), General Ri is even strategically seated between Kim Jr. and Sr.
Is this what we want U.S. tourism dollars to finance 90-miles away?
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