Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Demise of Cuban Sugar: USA and Communism both against Cuban Interest

Azucar!

Annexationists prophesied a time when, with Cuba under our flag, we would control the world’s supply of sugar as absolutely as we did cotton.”
- Leland Hamilton Jenks, OUR CUBAN COLONY, A STUDY IN SUGAR, 1928
"The sugar industry-always a parasitical growth-has never been able to pay its expenses with its own resources in normal times. It depended on slavery for its prosperity in former times and now the masked slavery of the West Indian laborers is unable to save it. Some sort of economic euthanasia is needed for industries which have developed into monstrosities as is the case with Cuba's sugar industry."
- Herminio Portell Vilá, Hispanic American Historical Review, 1932