Cuba, a communist country with a weak economy, has alienated itself from the rest of the world and has largely relied on Venezuela to stay financially afloat. But Venezuela’s falling oil prices is causing Cuba to distance itself from the South American country.
So far this year Venezuelan oil shipments to the island have declined by 19.5 percent, forcing an energy rationing that is reminding people of the early 90s, when the Soviet Union dissolved and Cuba lost its top provider almost overnight.
Now with Venezuela’s wealth slowly fading away, the geopolitical chessboard may change in a way that some say will inevitably drive Havana closer to the U.S.
Indeed, it has – Cuba is now demanding reparations over the so-called embargo:
You see, the Castro regime is claiming that it is owed 833.755 million dollars, for “damages” inflicted on it by the U.S. “blockade.”
Yes, you’ve got that right: the Castro regime claims that it is owed roughly SEVEN times more than it owes the U.S.
$5 says Obama caves in before he leaves office.