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US Blockade Has Concrete Impact
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The Razor's Edge
2013-11-06 13:15:35 UTC
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U.S blockade has concrete impact
YENIA SILVA CORREA
IN the more than 50 years of the Cuban Revolution, millions of
dollars have been accumulating in lost revenue as a direct
consequence of the economic, financial and commercial blockade
imposed by the U.S. on the country. Education is a sphere of great
social benefit which has not escaped this reality.

From March 2012 to April 2013 alone, revenue lost from goods and
service exports amounted to more than $80,000.

One loss which has affected Cuba for a long time is the geographical
relocation of trade, which means acquiring necessary goods from
distant markets, considerably increasing transportation costs.

In concrete figures, the situation is as follows: in 2012 the transfer of
goods purchased for the education sector cost $1.12 million. If these
products had been purchased in the southern United States they
would have cost only $543,800. This additional expenditure means
having to buy less than the necessary amount of other goods. A case
in point is that only 100 Natural Science modules for elementary
schools were purchased this year. Similarly, this complication makes
obtaining essential resources to develop skills in Vocational
Education, Geography and Language very difficult.

In Arts Education, because of the U.S. imposed blockade, it has not
been possible to buy musical instruments and audio equipment for
all institutions in the sector. Acquiring parts to repair instruments in
Music Schools has also been affected. The impossibility of using the
U.S. dollar in Cuban trade has forced the country to pay sums well
above the contracted rate to obtain raw materials used for producing
text books.

The genocidal policy of the blockade prevents exchanges between
Cuban and U.S. academic institutions, seriously obstructing the
development of Computation Science. Many of the licenses needed
to access these tools must be paid to U.S. companies but existing
restrictions prevent this.

Despite these concrete examples, the Cuban government continues
to uphold the fundamental right to education of all its people.
Cubaverdad
2013-11-06 18:31:21 UTC
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On 11/6/2013 2:15 PM, The Razor's Edge wrote:> U.S blockade has concrete
impact
Post by The Razor's Edge
YENIA SILVA CORREA
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The source our Canadian friuend does not mention: Castros propaganda rag
Granma

http://www.granma.cu/ingles/cuba-i/31oct-blockade.html

Read up on Cuba's economy.
http://econocuba.impela.net/
Post by The Razor's Edge
One loss which has affected Cuba for a long time is the geographical
relocation of trade, which means acquiring necessary goods from distant
markets, considerably increasing transportation costs.

Cuba trades with lots of nations in the carribean and is uunable to pay
even them.
Mexico had to swallow a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Ask Mexico about Cuba not paying their debts - November 4, 2013 - Silvio
Canto, Jr.

Source: "Ask Mexico about Cuba not paying their debts | Economia Cuba" -
http://econocuba.impela.net/2013/11/ask-mexico-about-cuba-not-paying-their-debts/
Post by The Razor's Edge
In concrete figures, the situation is as follows: in 2012 the
transfer of goods purchased for the education sector cost $1.12 million.
If these products had been purchased in the southern United States they
would have cost only $543,800. This additional expenditure means having
to buy less than the necessary amount of other goods. A case in point is
that only 100 Natural Science modules for elementary schools were
purchased this year.

Even for the US China is the cheapest source for lots of products from
clothes over all every day household stuff.
BS
Post by The Razor's Edge
In Arts Education, because of the U.S. imposed blockade, it has not
been possible to buy musical instruments and audio equipment for all
institutions in the sector

Again: even in the Us musical instruments are imported from Asia.
The US donates lots of musical equipment to Cuba.
Post by The Razor's Edge
The genocidal policy of the blockade
There are no "genocidal sanctions". This shows what a propaganda lie
this is.
It is the Cuban regime that has killed thousands of people and is listed
by Genocide Watch.

See: "The Issue of Genocide and Cuba."
http://www.cubaverdad.net/genocide.htm

On why medicines aren't making it to Cuba from the US.

"The U.S. says it approved $142 million in commercial and donated
medical exports to the communist island in 2008. So why did less than 1
percent of it get there?"
"It's not the embargo," said John Kavulich, a senior policy adviser at
the New York-based U.S.-Cuba Economic Trade Council, which provides
nonpartisan commercial and economic information about Cuba. "These are
economic and political decisions not to buy." Cuba often waits for
allies to donate what it needs, Kavulich said. "They'd rather get things
for free than pay for them."

"It's unclear why U.S. medical exports aren't reaching Cuba", Dallas
Morning News, 5 December 2009."

http://saludcuba.blogspot.be/p/bloqueo.html

You show your ignorance by posting stupid lies from Granma.

Information about Cuba on lots of topics:
http://www.impela.net/

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