Written by walter

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Cuba, an island country in the Caribbean, is 90 mi (145 km) south of Fla., USA. On a ‎map it looks like a fox lying down on its belly, tails to the west, back to USA and the head ‎flat on the water, to the east. In this position one may imagine Florida as a platform spilling ‎crude oil on the fox until it turns really red! However, the fox seems over-relaxed and ‎displays a 'who cares' attitude. ‎

In 1492, Christopher Columbus annexed the island to the Kingdom of Spain. In 1956, ‎Fidel Castro along with 82 people landed on the shore of Cuba to establish an armed ‎resistance movement, good old days! By 1961, hundreds of thousands of Cubans had ‎fled to the United States. Then came the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban ‎Missile Crisis.‎

Castro's rule was followed by food shortages. However, Castro did not accept US ‎donations of food, medicines and cash until 1993! With the fall of USSR, Cuba has found ‎new friends: Maoist China, Hugo Chávez and some Middle Eastern Islamists. Human ‎rights abuses, including torture, arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials and extrajudicial ‎executions are common in Cuba, a mirror image of Cuba's new friends.‎

As to imprisonment of journalists, Cuba once raised itself to world's second place after ‎Maoist China, but some Islamists have now driven Cuba down. Cuba hates computer ‎ownership by its slaves and hostages, let alone Internet. As to the number of prisons, ‎Cuba keeps 40 maximum-security prisons, 30 minimum-security prisons, and over 200 ‎work camps for a population of 11,236,444. Citizens cannot leave Cuba or return to ‎Cuba. And people's movements within the country is monitored just like the old befallen ‎USSR!‎
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Recently, Cuba like Maoist China has covertly adopted free market to lessen shortages ‎of food, consumer goods, and services. Tourism is restricted to some enclaves, referred ‎to as "tourism apartheid". This very bad capitalist behavior helped Marxist Cuba to triple ‎its market share of Caribbean tourism in the last decade, bringing 1.9 million tourists to ‎Cuba in 2003.‎

Nonetheless, Cuba now imports up to 80% of its food, and under Hugo Chávez's kind ‎gesture, you scratch my bag, I scratch your back, Cuba receives up to 80,000 barrels of ‎oil per day in exchange for 30,000 doctors and teachers-a friend in need is a friend ‎indeed.‎

And USA exports to Cuba chicken, wheat, corn, rice and soybeans - of course, part of it ‎is passed to the top Cuban executioners and the rest is doled out to some good Cuban ‎informers on the basis of government rationing. Additionally, US sends to the ‎revolutionary Cuba brand-name cola, mayonnaise, hot sauce and candy bars, as well as ‎dairy cows. US needs good neighbors, just like a dog that needs a flea in the fur.‎

Now with BP spilling oil in the gulf, it does not sound pleasant to potbelly-money ‎launderers from all sorts of remaining 'isms'. Petrodollars do not mix with oily patches, ‎particularly when the tourist is a mega-cosmetic-surgery bitch loitering on the hot white ‎sands of Caribbean beaches looking for a paid visitor to her top notch suite, while her ‎husband is confiscating ordinary people's property and raping their daughters back ‎home. ‎

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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