420. 3/9/1994

“Their [Cuban] trading partners have collapsed in Eastern Europe. Their ability to import has plummeted by 80%. That has created an incredible energy problem there. Their public transportation has had to be cut back by more than 70%. Their industrial activity is down by more than 50%. There is three times the normal amount of currency in circulation because there’s not enough to buy, and that in turn has forced inflation up to 80% last year. These are some of the things that have happened in what they call a ‘special period’ in time of peace, going on now four or perhaps even five years, beginning around 1989.” [Con Embargo]

Philip Agee, “A Century of War and Bad Faith; Cuba History, and the CIA,” Prevailing Winds Magazine, March 9, 1994, Pages 32-33

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