CANADA: Of Trade & Nationalism

We will search for substitutes immediately. There are North Americans who specialize in evading the blockade and selling. The law of profit is more important to them than any other thing.

—Cuban Economic Czar Ernesto ("Che") Guevara; discussing the U.S. embargo of Cuba

The Bristol Britannia with the Cubana Airlines markings bobbed to a halt on the runway of Ottawa's Uplands Airport, and out stepped ten Cubans who had flown nonstop from Havana. At their head stood Regino Botí, Fidel Castro's U.S.-hating Minister of Economy. They had come to Canada, proclaimed Botí,...

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