Chequing Castro


US President Obama yesterday reached out to the government of Cuba to normalise the relationship between the two countries.

There have been no official talks since 1959. The US pays an annual rental lease on the 45 square miles of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, of $4085.

The 1903 treaty which granted the annual lease was for $2000 and if adjusted for inflation would have been $52,631.58 in 2013.

Since the Castro Revolution in 1959 all but one of the cheques have been stuffed in a drawer in the former dictator’s office.

Source: Wikipedia.
blueprint brief – 18th December 2014