Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bacardís for Giuliani

The Bacardís, who bankrolled Castro's Revolution, are now underwriting Giuliani's run for president. I guess that should make us all feel safer voting for Giuliani.

http://harpers.org/archive/2008/01/hbc-90002151

10 comments:

Charlie Bravo said...

They're just tryng to keep the Cuban "revoution" aive for a little big longer. A free Cuba would mean a huge competitor and probaby a population ready to sue all of those who bankrolled the executioner in chief.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Charlie:

You are absolutely right. Before their confiscated assets are returned to them they should be assessed an appropriate fine for financing a terrorist organization and subverting the Republic.

After the Revolution, the Bacardís still managed to land on their feet while leaving millions of their countrymen in the gutter.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

P.S.: And let me add that Vilma Espín's father was one of the largest Bacardí stockholders. The company was paying dividends to Vilma Espín up to the day of her death. I suppose that now they are paying Raúl.

Charlie Bravo said...

Both the Espin and the Guillois were in cahoots with the Bacardis, which in turn are in deep cahoots with the Castros. As I have said many times, the Castros are the brainchildren or the spawn of the people who paved their ways with dollars, and they one day should have to hold responsible for the damage inflicted to the nation by their proteges.

Anonymous said...

MaT:
didn't a lot of the rich and influential crowd help Castro financially. I'm curious to know when Bacardi turned on Castro. Do you know?

Also:
your tidbit about Vilma Espin is fascinating. Did you know that Hillary got along great with her during some conferences they had together? Word is, they were pals.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Anonymous:

Vilma and Hillary had a great deal in common like Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Or, perhaps, Wilma and Betty, which, although more conjectural, might be more correct.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

P.S.:

Bacardí didn't turn on Castro; Castro turned on Bacardí. Bacardí would have consented to turn over 90% of its assets to Castro if he had let it keep 10%. But Castro has always been greedy. The other Cuban industrialists who bankrolled Castro were repaid in the same coin.

Carlos Miller said...

The last thing the Bacardis want is for Cuba to suddenly start importing Havana Club rum into the U.S.

One taste of Anejo 7 Anos, drunk straight on the rocks, will convince thousands of American rum drinkers to switch brands.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Carlos:

Actually, Bacardí owns the trademark to "Havana Club." Castro would never be able to sell it under that brand name in this country. Of course, if his rum is as good as you claim, then he wouldn't have to.

Vana said...

I have enjoyed this tidbit about the Bacardi's, I was totally unaware, wasn't Bacardi one of those who rushed to Castro to pay his taxes before they were due to help bankroll the revolution? think I've read something about this somewhere.