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So, You Still Think There's An Embargo - XXIII
Monday, December 12, 2005 By: Juan Paxety
Maine's Governor visits the island paradise
Maine's governor John Baldacci (D) became the third governor this year to sign a trade agreement with Cuba. Earlier, Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) of Louisiana celebrated her trade deal with a feast at fidel's place, and later in the year Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman (R) went to one of fidel's resorts to sign a deal.
Reuters reports on Baldacci's weekend adventure in fidel's workers' paradise.
"We appreciate our trade with Cuba. It is good for our farmers and good for our state," Baldacci said, after signing a series of documents with Cuba's Alimport.
How about good for the Cuban people, John-boy? He expects to be rewarded by being granted an audience with fidel later today. The other members of the delegation may hang out in the resorts for several more days as they work out more trade agreements. Then there's this:
Alimport Chairman Pedro Alvarez said in a recent interview that the United States was Cuba's biggest food supplier, selling cereals, grains, poultry and other products.