Grains or Weapons for Cuba?

Thursday, March 5, 2015
On the same week that a U.S. agribusiness group traveled to Cuba to sell more grain to the Castro regime, the Castro regime was illegally trafficking weapons disguised as grains.

That's quite the irony.

The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, anchored by Minnesota-based Cargill, hosted a delegation of state agriculture officials and farm bureau representatives to visit with Cuba's foreign trade monopoly -- the Castro regime's Alimport.

Cargill is one of the world's largest grain "traders."

Meanwhile, a Chinese-flagged vessel was intercepted in Colombia with a clandestine shipment of war materiels destined for Cuba's military (via a shadow company called TecnoImport).

These include 99 rockets, 3,000 cannon shells, 100 tons of military-grade dynamite and 2.6 million detonators.

What does Cuba's regime need 2.6 million detonators for?

Obviously, for nothing good.

This illegal arms shipment was disguised in containers marked as grain products.

No joke.

Note this is the second time in 20 months that Cuba's regime gets caught illegally trafficking weapons.

In other words, it's an ongoing trend.

Upon its return, the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba will be lobbying Congress to lift financing and tourism sanctions towards the Castro regime.

It argues that more financing and tourism will provide the Castro regime with more resources to purportedly purchase grain.

That's a cute theory -- but the facts prove it simply provides more resources for detonators, artillery, security forces, repression and control.