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Cuba Signs ‘Belt and Road’ Agreement
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Posted By: earlybird, 12/28/2021 1:50:14 PM

Cuba and China have signed a cooperation plan to push forward construction projects under Beijing’s controversial overseas infrastructure program, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which has saddled many participating countries with heavy debt loads. (snip) The agreement implemented a memorandum of understanding the two nations signed in 2018, when Cuba agreed to become a BRI participating nation. Under the agreement, the two nations aimed to work together on projects in several key sectors, including communications, education, health and biotechnology, science and technology, and tourism, according to the Agencia Cubana de Noticias news agency.


Closer, ever closer.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 12/28/2021 1:55:53 PM (No. 1021072)
Did Castros sign off on the paperwork before they die?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Miss Ann Thrope 12/28/2021 1:56:12 PM (No. 1021074)
Will we have another Cuban Missile Crises?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 12/28/2021 1:57:02 PM (No. 1021076)
They are after Cuba’s nickel and oil. The article describes how and why they targeted other global partners, loading them up with debt, and then usurping their sovereignty. Important read. Not for drivebys.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 12/28/2021 1:57:20 PM (No. 1021077)
Is a new Wuhan Lab coming 90 miles from our shores? Will Cuba be forced to surrender their sovereignty to China after all this infrastructure is in place because they can't pay for it? Lots of potential for bad stuff to happen here. President Trump would not have let this happen.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 12/28/2021 1:57:35 PM (No. 1021078)
So Cuba bites on the lure, now will be in thrall to the ChiComs.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man 12/28/2021 2:03:41 PM (No. 1021083)
How much did the "big guy" get?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDConservative 12/28/2021 2:04:07 PM (No. 1021085)
For a few billion the USA could have done the same. But we’d rather not deal with Cuban communists. Most others are good enough to buy off or borrow from.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: raspberry 12/28/2021 2:07:20 PM (No. 1021086)
Does anyone in government, or news media, remember the Monroe Doctrine? No? I thought not.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sanchin 12/28/2021 2:10:54 PM (No. 1021088)
Why cannot the United States imagine and work towards something as big as the BRI? The cry that China is putting these countries into debt while building infrastructure is nothing worse than what we have done to countries under the IMF and World Bank loans. In fact, nothing worse than what we are doing to the citizens of the US with interest rates nearing 30% (I grew up with the understanding that was the percentage a loan shark charged and was illegal. Not anymore!).
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Reply 10 - Posted by: spacer 12/28/2021 2:33:48 PM (No. 1021101)
Next year Biden will empty gitmo and china will take over the deep water port. Any lease we have will be ignored. They already control both ends of the Panama Canal.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 12/28/2021 2:41:06 PM (No. 1021108)
The good news just keeps piling up... No mean tweets though!!!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/28/2021 2:42:00 PM (No. 1021109)
Los Cubanos will never be able to pay the vig to the loan shark. Look for some broken thumbs - - and a chicom takeover of the island.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: seamusm 12/28/2021 2:46:43 PM (No. 1021110)
Previous Presidents might have invoked the Monroe Doctrine and prevented this. But Venezuela is already in thrall to the ChiComs.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/28/2021 3:01:14 PM (No. 1021113)
This belt and road thing has been ongoing for decades in the Caribbean and Africa. China realized that little bitty countries can be bought for cheap and a kittle bitty UN votes equal big giant UN votes.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: rochow 12/28/2021 3:42:08 PM (No. 1021133)
Didn't we see this movie with John F. Kennedy??? Of course, with the vegetable that we have in the WH the Chicoms do not even have to bother trying to be 'clever'! BTW, why is this creepy creep always sitting behind a kid's school desk and never in the Oval??? Because he knows he is a fake prez??? Ah, that's what I thought!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 12/28/2021 3:58:14 PM (No. 1021140)
We had twelve years of bushes and four of Trump to take this island towards capitalism. wasted opportunity and now its a threat again.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Come And Take It 12/28/2021 4:08:49 PM (No. 1021144)
BOHICA, Cuba. You thought the Russians had harsh terms for their 'friendship'? You ain't seen nothing yet.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Newtsche 12/28/2021 6:22:31 PM (No. 1021213)
Gitmo as a flashpoint now?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Venturer 12/28/2021 7:10:07 PM (No. 1021260)
Surprised Bien hasn't signed it yet.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDConservative 12/28/2021 7:47:28 PM (No. 1021298)
The Monroe Doctrine has nothing to do with one sovereign American country entering into commercial agreements with another country. Of course, that doesn’t preclude a “Biden Doctrine”. Why wasn’t there a “Trump Doctrine” or invocation of Monroe’s? The USA and conservatives are caught in Cold War nostalgia. They fret over Russia and Cuba, when they threaten literally nothing of American interest. It isn’t communism but Chinese mercantilism that is the threat to America.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Miester 12/28/2021 7:50:45 PM (No. 1021302)
Bay of Pigs 2, Coming to America soon
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 12/28/2021 9:01:05 PM (No. 1021400)
Xiden must be celebrating.
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