DeSantis Warns Floridians About Cuban Investment Scheme

DeSantis Warns Floridians About Cuban Investment Scheme

Keep your pocket books close.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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July 23, 2022

On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) prompted Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise to warn Floridians about the scheme that the Cuban government is running to lure investment to their “non-state sector.”

The Governor’s Press Office claims that the racketeers “will welcome American investment in the island’s supposed private sector, but foreign investment is meaningless when there are no property rights for Cuban citizens and when the Cuban government will limit which ostensibly private businesses will be allowed to receive foreign funds. “

The Press Office argues that President Joe Biden (D) and his lax policies on Cuba have emboldened those running the ploy, and that foreign investment is “meaningless” due to the nature that the communist dictatorship withholds property rights from the people, anyway.

Any foreign investment by Americans will only enrich the pockets of the dictators: Raúl Castro and Miguel Diaz-Canel.

“One year ago we witnessed the largest demonstrations in decades against the Cuban regime in cities and towns across the island. With some additional pressure from our federal government, those protests may well have marked the downfall of the communist regime,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Unfortunately, the Biden administration stood idly by as the people of Cuba cried out for freedom, refusing even to authorize the provision of satellite internet by American companies. The weak policies of this administration have led the regime to attempt to perpetrate a financial fraud against the American people under the guise of private investment opportunities. Only when Cuba allows free elections, stops jailing people in the middle of the night for simply saying they want human rights, and ensures private property rights for its citizens should the American people feel confident that money sent across the straits will truly benefit the Cuban people and not the racketeers who run their regime like a mafia.”

Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a junior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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