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Cheers! Cuba Propose to Pay Off $276,000,000 Debt to the Czech Republic - With Booze!

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  1. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Cuba has come up with an unusual way to repay its multimillion dollar debt to the Czech Republic - bottles of its famous rum, officials in Prague say.


    The Czech finance ministry said Havana had raised this possibility during recent negotiations on the issue.

    Cuba owes the Czech authorities $276m (£222m), and if the offer is accepted the Czechs would have enough Cuban rum for more than a century.

    However, Prague said it preferred to get at least some of the money in cash.

    Havana's debt dates back from the Cold War era - when Cuba and what was at the time Czechoslovakia were part of the communist bloc.

    Cuba now does not have much money but it does have lots of rum - hence this unusual proposal, says the BBC's Rob Cameron in Prague.

    The Czech finance ministry said repayment was possible either with rum or pharmaceutical drugs.

    But Cuban drugs lack EU certification, so repayment with a more traditional medicine - popular in the Czech Republic - may be easier to arrange, our correspondent adds.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38336922
     
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    lol, he knew Cuban pharmaceutical drugs were no good, could he be hinting at something else?
     
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    My God that is a bargain
     
  8. Dolomite Red Belt

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    $276,000,000 in hard booze?

    That would take the State of Wisconsin around two years to consume.
     
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    So if they're seriously considering this they're not that serious about Cuba repaying debts, right?
     
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    The Czechs are clearly trying to drink the Cubans under the table here.
     
  12. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Just blame a creamy albino or a white Cuban for this...
     
  14. IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    The Czechs will certainly go for this. Drunks, the lot of them. :)
     
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  15. GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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  16. sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    I'd rather they sell rum than the blood of political prisoners, like that darling of the left Fidel did at $50 a pint.
     
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  18. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    I never knew that! How do they compare to the Irish? o_O

    Less if you send the booze straight to the regional DNC offices after the election.
     
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    What's to talk about, let do this
     
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    Any politician refusing that over should be impeached immediately.
     

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