Interesting New Noel Numbers
"Earlier Thursday, muddy rain-swollen waters overflowed a dam in Cuba, washing into hundreds of homes, over highways and knocking out electricity and telephone service. Dozens of small communities were cut off.
Cuban soldiers went door-to-door in low-lying areas and evacuated about 24,000 people, according to state radio and television reports. At least 2,000 homes were damaged by flood waters, but there was no official word of deaths.
In Ciego de Avila province in central Cuba, flooding wiped out nearly 2,000 tons of corn, potato, banana, cucumber and tomato harvests, said Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, a vice president."
However, if you read below you will see that just a few days ago the Cuban government was greatly downplaying the destruction. This was printed verbatim by the MSM. The reason is the Cuban government would not say anything whatsoever but they must pacify millions of Cubans and their fears. So they give the smallest believable numbers to calm the masses as well as announce all the supposed help the government is providing during this disruption. In addition Raul Castro and his top gang members depend on foreign investment and tourism. If potential investors think the place is wrecked beyond Raul's capacity to repair then they will not risk money in Cuba - a dubious "investment" in the first place. When you read below, the government emphasizes that tourist facilities and interestingly, mines, were not damaged. Of course this must mean they were really smashed up and flooded good. We know why Raul lies about his hotels. He wants to get some more Canadian cash from suckered tourists. As for the mines I suspect Raul has some big deal in the works and he is afraid the foreign money bags will pull out if they knew all the details about the conditions of the mines and Cuban infrastructure after the storm. If I was them I would demand to see the routes Raul had in mind to get the mined material to market. These foreigners will discover that the roads and bridges are washed out.
The Cuban people surely knew those first storm damage numbers were a pile of cow paddies because they are sitting in shelters or going to the funerals. Radio bemba is spreading the word. Too bad Sherritt International doesn't get radio bemba. They are about to lose their entire holdings in Cuba. Eleven million Cubans are at the very least being neglected without adequate food, water, electric, toilet paper, health care, etc. Now their children have been stolen by Raul and locked in his gulags for wearing a little bracelet that says "cambio" which means change. The kids sound like they are the ones with the correct idea - Cuba does need change and in a big way. That does not include the arrogant UN members telling me that I must buy and sell things to Raul Castro. To hell with them!!!
I will decide who I do business with and that will NEVER include Raul Castro who jails kids for wearing bracelets. However, Raul probably will get a bit more of the tourists money and maybe some from big investors. Once they see what their money bought the alarm will finally go out to the world. Raul Castro's Cuba is a giant swindle. He must go and no one should spend even a dime in his company store.