Russia: Buying a Military Cooperation Agreement with Cuba
September 28, 2006: Russia and Cuba signed a military cooperation
agreement, which will allow Russian forces to use Cuban bases for
intelligence collection, and other purposes. The Russians paid for it by
providing Cuba with a $350 million line of credit (for the purchase of
Russian goods.) Cuba has not been able to get credit for years because
they have defaulted on so many debts. Currently, Cuba owes Russia over
$20 billion for past purchases.