Presidents Fidel Castro

Perhaps some agreements with greater resonance were: Cuba signs an agreement with Venezuela to purchase oil on preferential terms (30 October 2000) source: ttp: / /, the other was conducted in Havana, on December 15 of the year 2004. Source: Strategic Alliance agreed between the Presidents Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez took off with a range of agreements without parallel, which sets a floor of guarantee for the price of Venezuelan oil, opens wide the island capital and exports from the South American partner, stationed more than 15,000 doctors and Cuban health in Venezuela Tevcnicos and allows the reciprocal of State banks opening, among other mechanisms of unpredictable political and economic impact. Castro and Chavez signed an agreement for the implementation of the Bolivarian alternative for the Americas, in the Palace of the revolution, (ALBA), which recognizes as a basis the political, economic and social asymmetries in both countries. We reject firmly the content and purposes of the FTAA (free trade of the Americas Area), said the chairpersons on an additional statement. Instead, they claimed the ALBA initiative, launched by Chavez it makes in the year 2000, as the true Latin American and Caribbean, integration based on justice, and both pledged to fight to make it reality. It is worth noting that the foreign policy of the Government of Venezuela offers many benefits to the nation because Caribbean which has played a key role in the Venezuelan oil exports and some of its derivatives to the island since the beginning of the conventions, the energy field. In addition to this, agreements on agriculture, education, telecommunications, iron and steel are others of great importance for the island of Cuba. The serious question that originates from all this is is there equality of benefits for both countries under these conventions? While it is true that the program neighborhood inside benefited many low-income Venezuelans, it is also true that the Caribbean country has greatly benefited with the supply of Venezuelan crude oil, however, there is still a vacuum of information regarding the balanced exchange of how many barrels of oil costs Venezuela a medico cubano or vice versa.