Re: Exposing blackmailer / apologist Dan Christensen aka DCPROOF lies: Cuba imports 80% of the total consumption of food and the US is it's largest food supplier



On 13/06/2011 18:21, CubaFAQ wrote:



Note: Dan Christensen posts under various handles here:
- "Cubafaq" copied from others for anonymity and "credibility"
Link to the real "Cubafaq" website: http://cubafaq.impela.net
- "Dan Christensen" (as Dan again confirmed here today his real name)
Link to Dan Christensen posting as "Dan Christensen" Jun 1.
http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.culture.cuba/2011-06/msg00038.html
- "DCPROOF" the name of his commercial venture
Link to Dan Christensen posting as DCPROOF (June11)
http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.culture.cuba/2011-06/msg00505.html
http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.culture.cuba/2011-06/msg00506.html


Cuba imports 80% of the food it consumes:

See: International Press, Cuban Pres, WHO, FAO, ...

"Cuba inches towards market socialism
By Robert Plummer Business reporter, BBC News"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12565417

"Cuba to close 100 farms, importing 80% of food now"
http://havanajournal.com/business/entry/cuba-to-close-100-farms-importing-80-of-food-now/

"Cuba imports close to 80% of the food supplies consumed by its 11
million inhabitants at a cost of some 1.5 billion USD per year."
http://www.fao.org/agronoticias/agro-noticias/detalle/es/?dyna_fef%5Bbackuri%5D=21166&dyna_fef%5Buid%5D=64375

"The number that kept coming up was 80%. Cuba imports 80% of its
food."
http://www.greenantilles.com/2011/02/15/reflections-on-urban-agriculture-in-cuba/

"Cuba imports 80% of its food, spending several billion dollars a
year."
http://businessincuba.net/cuban-small-business-empowerment-or-exploitation.php

"Cuba, with a population of a little over 11 million people, imports
about 80% of its domestic food requirements."
http://www.wfp.org/countries/cuba

"Cuba imports close to 80% of the food supplies consumed by its 11
million inhabitants at a cost of some 1.5 billion USD per year."
http://en.mercopress.com/2011/04/16/cuba-admits-food-imports-bill-is-up-25-and-miracles-are-running-out?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_content=latin-america&utm_campaign=rss

"Cuba imports close to 80 per cent of the food required by its 11
million inhabitants."
http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/business/business-news/world-economy-impacts-on-cuban-import-bill/38625.article

"The storms are a heavy blow for President Raúl Castro, who has made
raising agricultural production a national priority. The rise in
global
commodity prices hit Cuba hard. The island imports 80% of its food, at
a
cost of $2.5 billion, and its huge trade deficit has soared this year
by
70% to more than $11 billion, according to official figures out this
week. That is only partly covered by the $7.8 billion Cuba receives
for
"export services"—doctors and sports trainers sent to Venezuela in
exchange for oil."
http://www.economist.com/node/12851246?Story_ID=E1_TNRVTNQG

"With half of its agricultural land unproductive, Cuba imports 80% of
its food. It has struggled to make hard-currency payments."
http://216.35.68.200/displaystory.cfm?story_id=17043051

"Cuba Trade, Exports and Imports: Highlights
More than 80% of all food consumed in Cuba is imported due to a
drastic
decline in the country's farm output since 2001."
http://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/cuba/export-import.html

"Cubans are already suffering from the economic crisis. The country
imports 80% of its food, including sugar. A housing shortage affects
almost everyone. Healthcare is handicapped by the export of
personnel.
Travel, controlled by the army and foreign investors, is booming but
hampered by the cost of imports."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/11/cuba-economic-crisis-cuts-paranagua

"Agricultural production will be decentralized. Agriculture has been
the
big black spot of the Cuban economy, which must import 80% of its
national food needs."
http://www.hdnewsroom.com/cuba-outlines-reforms/0905

"The necessity for reform stemmed from arable land lying idle, 50
percent of the total, and the burden, which continues, of importing
80
percent of food consumed in Cuba. Annual food import costs approach
$2.4
billion. Fallow land resulted largely from the government's 2002
decision to downgrade the sugar industry."
http://www.peoplesworld.org/solving-the-problem-of-cuban-agriculture/

"Cuba importa más de 80% de los alimentos que consume. La cuenta
ascenderá este año a $2.000 millones."
http://www.eluniversal.com/2008/05/28/int_art_raul-castro-exige-ma_880690.shtml


From Cuba:

"80% Imported
ACTAF

ACTAF es La Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agrícolas y Forestales. Una
organización no gubernamental, inscripta en el registro de
asociaciones
de la Republica de Cuba desde el 2 de febrero de 1987. Con una
estructura funcional desagregada, en Filiales con personalidad
jurídica
propia, en las 14 provincias del país. Cuenta con 23 694 afiliados,
de
los cuales el 38% son mujeres, agrupados en 1 761 Órganos de Base y 2
219 Socios Institucionales a nivel de país, con una estructura de
trabajo organizada en filiales en todas las provincias incluido el
municipio especial de Isla de la Juventud. Como novedoso en la
estructura de ACTAF se incorpora el Presidente Municipal de la ACTAF,
aglutinando a todos los técnicos en el área municipal.

La ACTAF tiene como paradigma lograr el desarrollo de una agricultura
sostenible sobre bases agroecológicas, para lo cual no solo trabaja
en
todo un amplio proceso de capacitación de sus asociados y de la
sociedad
cubana en su conjunto sino también en el desarrollo de un proceso de
divulgación, promoción y reconocimiento a todas las experiencias
exitosas que de forma individual o colectiva logren efectivamente dar
cumplimiento y materialización al modelo de agricultura que como
organización propugnamos y defendemos. Domicilio legal: Calle 98 No.
702, esquina 7ma, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba. Telef.: + 53 7
202
7867, e-mail: actaf...@xxxxxxxxxxx


Hacía la soberanía alimentaria?
Noticias - Destacado
Escrito por Ana Maria Dominguez Cruz
Lunes, 03 de Enero de 2011 12:22

""Sin embargo, el año pasado Cuba necesitaba importar el 80 por
ciento
de los alimentos que se consumían en ella, como consecuencia de
problemas organizativos, económicos y hasta conceptuales que dieron
al
traste con una situación agrícola interna desfavorable, incluso desde
el
punto de vista de los recursos humanos."

http://www.actaf.co.cu/news/3-newsflash/3050-ihacia-la-soberania-alimentaria.html";

http://cubafood.blogspot.com/p/80-imported.html

"Tengamos en cuenta que Cuba practicamente importa el 80 por ciento
de los alimentos que consume, para lo cual invirtioio pasado mas de
2000 millones de dolares."
Volveremos a los años '90?
Por Magaly Zamora Morejon (AIN)
Martes, 30 de Junio de 2009 14:18
http://www.invasor.cu/index.php/es/sociedad/325-ivolveremos-a-los-anos-90

"Cuba importa cerca de un 80 por ciento de los víveres que consumen
sus
habitantes y gasta en ello unos 1.500 millones de dólares al año."
http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/2011/01/25/el-40-de-la-superficie-cultivable-de-cuba-esta-ociosa-pero-la-situacion-tiende-a-mejorar/

"El régimen de usufructo es uno de los principales proyectos para
reanimar la agricultura y aumentar la producción de alimentos en
Cuba,
donde se importa cerca de un 80 por ciento de los víveres que
consumen
sus habitantes para un gasto de unos 1.500 millones de dólares al
año."
http://www.tvyumuri.icrt.cu/nacionales/6775-entregado-en-usufructo-el-63-por-ciento-de-las-tierras-ociosas-en-cuba.html

"Cuba importa actualmente más del 80 por ciento de los alimentos que
consumen sus habitantes y en el contexto internacional de hoy solo la
agricultura urbana y suburbana puede impulsar e incrementar una parte
del soporte alimentario que demanda la población, y contribuye de
esta
manera a la sostenibilidad alimentaria."
http://www.radiogritodebaire.co.cu/index.php/economia/50-economia/2365--contramaestre-busca-sostenibilidad-alimentaria-

"Sembrar para recolectar y dar comida al pueblo es una fórmula que
debe
aplicarse con efectividad para afrontar la crisis mundial, de la cual
no
escapa nuestro país, pues se dispone de tierras aptas, conocimientos
técnicos, experiencias y semillas para multiplicar el cultivo del
frijol
y otros productos, sin embargo Cuba importa alrededor del 80 por
ciento
de los alimentos que consume, cuyo precio asciende a más de 2 mil
millones de dólares."
http://www.venceremos.co.cu/pags/varias/Lomerio/ganarse_frijoles_3024288.html

US: largest food supplier:

"U.S. Remains Cuba's Largest Supplier of Food and Agricultural
Products

Pedro Alvarez, the Chairman of Empresa Comercializadora de Alimentos,
Cuba's main food importing entity, said last week that the U.S.
remains
Cuba's largest supplier of food and agricultural products. Alvarez
said
that in 2007, Cuba purchased more than $600 million in agricultural
products from the U.S., which is approximately the same amount
purchased
from the U.S. in 2006 ."
http://www.djacobsonlaw.com/2008/01/us-remains-cubas-largest-supplier-of.html


"United States now Cuba's biggest food supplier
Fri Nov 4, 2005 4:32 PM ET
By Marc Frank"
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews/message/43705
(from Dan Christensen's apologist buddies site)


"Even with reduced U.S. exports of food and agricultural products to
Cuba in 2005 and 2006, the United States has remained Cuba's most
important food and agricultural product supplier. We account for more
than one-fourth of the country's total food and agricultural imports."
http://www.richmondhillreflectionsmag.com/2009/10/cuba-on-my-mind

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