Oh, sometimes the revenge of reality is so very sweet.
Western companies welcomed in Cuba as heroes a decade ago for bucking the U.S. embargo are packing up and leaving as the Communist government rolls back market reforms and squeezes out intermediaries.
I particularly appreciate the whine:
“I don’t think they ever wanted us here,” said the manager of a major European company that is pulling out after 10 years.
“They always tried to get the most money, machinery and knowledge they could out of us while giving little in return. They owe us millions, but we are leaving mainly because of their attitude, the way they treated us,” he said.
Oh boo hoo. Any company that does business in a communist country deserves to lose its shirt, if not its head. (Via Jay Nordlinger.)