Fidel Castro dead...What is next?

Alicia Badilla By Alicia Badilla, 19th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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See how Cuba can make you wealthy if Raul were to loose control of the socialistic country. Many think a capitolistic Cuba is around the corner. Read on to see some of the facts and benifits.

Fidel Castro Dead...

Moments ago a commentator on Street Talk CNBC said while interviewing Edward Atorino a Benchmark Analyst that "Fidel Castro is dead." Don't assume commentators know what they are talking about. It did get me thinking though...What if he did die? What type of opportunities could open up in Cuba?

First of all let me say that I love Fidel and Cuba how I percieve them to be now and I oppinion capitalism would muffle the authentic independant and interesting people who I have met who are products of the Revolution. Patria o Muerte!! I think once a revolution takes place and all rules on business are temporarily lifted (similar to what happened in the former Soviet Union) there will be an abundance of oportunity for capitalistic vampires in the realm of import/export.

Here is my list of exports that could turn thousands to millions or millions to billions in the aftermath of a revolution.

1: People. The human capital of Cuba is quite impressive. Artists of all kinds are ready to be signed and promoted. Doctors are experienced and ready to get paid real money so that they can blow off some of the repressed consumerist tendencies they have long fantasized about.

2. Antiques. Included in this category are beautifully dilapidated Dodges and Fords....Chevrolets and Buicks. Tens of thousands of pre 1969 car models off all types. Furniture, old Russian chess clocks and more sewing machines than you could fit in a thousand shipping containers.

3. Native American pre-1900 woven wool blankets. On my recent visit to Cuba I came across a whole closet of these textiles on more than one occasion. I don't know the exact price but I'm sure they are in the thousands.

4. Very old sand-tempered pottery. There is a large supply of this around the country, pre-1900...don't be alarmed if you are served something on one these pieces if visiting a native family.

5. Land. Recently prices have gone up for land that is for sale as some of the regulation has been lifted. I think they will bottom out when the county opens up full tilt to capitalism and the Cubans ability to relocate can be facilitated through the selling of real estate.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
20th Jan 2012 (#)

Cuba's realm of import/export business is very vast and there would be a great change in the future.

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