Recall, post the Katrina disasters, Cuba offered substantial medical aid of personnel, who are deeply experienced with both hurricane disasters and performing surgical and medical procedures successfully without electricity. The US regime turned it down.
For the disaster of Gustav this US regime offered the insulting 'aid' of $100, 000 ... to a nation that operates in Euros. Recall the value ratio between the two these days.
The media here is being all up self-righteous and aghast that Cuba isn't broadcasting 24/7 that the regime offered them $100,000 dollars. And, um this part, that the U.S. media IS NOT REPORTING, that the condition was that these magnificent funds be distributed not by the Cuban state or that the state determine where this munificence be spent, but that the money be handed over to a private individual of the regime's own choosing to distribute as the regime determines. Riiiiiiiight.
The Cubans returned that the aid they really need and would appreciate would be the sales of U.S. agricultural products to their nation.