Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Beezer

Thread: Disastrous Cuban sugar harvest could mean an even larger Cuban migrant exodus

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    36,012

    Disastrous Cuban sugar harvest could mean an even larger Cuban migrant exodus

    Disastrous Cuban sugar harvest could mean an even larger Cuban migrant exodus

    WLRN 91.3 FM | By Tim Padgett

    Published May 28, 2022 at 6:42 AM EDT

    Cuba this week is reporting its worst sugarcane harvest in more than a century. It could exacerbate the island's economic crisis — and the flight of migrants to the U.S.

    As a record number of Cuban migrants are showing up on the U.S. border and Florida coast this year to escape their island’s repression and economic crisis, there's now another reason to expect even more of them — and it’s about sugar.

    Cuba this week is reporting its worst sugarcane harvest since 1905. The official communist regime newspaper Granma concedes the island reaped considerably less than half a million tons. That’s only about half of what officials had forecast — and it’s less than half of the sugarcane Cuba harvested last year.

    Officials blame the result on shortages of the fertilizer and fuel that Cuba has to import, caused by its severe economic crisis. This year’s disastrous harvest will only add to that financial emergency, since sugar is still one of Cuba’s key exports.

    That could accelerate the record wave of Cubans fleeing the island. More than 100,000 have arrived at the U.S. southern border since October. Hundreds more have tried to come to Florida by sea. They’re also escaping increased regime repression after unprecedented anti-government protests last year.

    The Cuban Revolution once produced as much as 8 million tons of sugar annually.

    Copyright 2022 WLRN 91.3 FM. To see more, visit WLRN 91.3 FM. https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/econom...migrant-exodus
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Moderator Beezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    24,630
    Too bad.

    Do not come here, go pick somewhere else in the world.

    Go to Spain, New Zealand, Canada, all the countries who NEVER take their fair share of these people.
    GeorgiaPeach likes this.
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

Similar Threads

  1. Cuban gets 4+ years for migrant smuggling operation
    By JohnDoe2 in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2020, 04:20 PM
  2. FL-Man who may be Cuban migrant is in custody in Dania Beach
    By FedUpinFarmersBranch in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-21-2009, 04:25 PM
  3. Cuban-Americans finance migrant-smuggling network
    By zeezil in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-10-2007, 10:39 PM
  4. New Cuban exodus quieter and bigger
    By Brian503a in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-11-2006, 10:09 PM
  5. Cuban Suspected Migrant Smuggler Killed
    By JohnB2012 in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-06-2006, 02:58 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •