11 October 2006

A Different Approach , The Chech's in the Mail

Czech-Cuba trade increases despite diplomatic tension

As most Cuban-Americans know, the formerly communist Czech Republic has been at odds with the Communist Cuban regime because of the political pressure it has exerted on the Cuban government to move towards a democratic model and to observe human rights.

Rather than cut its economic ties to Cuba, dpa, the Grman Pres Agency reports that, the Czech Republic has increased its exports to Cuba by 57% last year.

The Chech Republic exports motorcycle parts milk products, beer and power-plant supplies to Cuba in exchange for rum and cigars.

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