The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, ordered an agency of his government to warn private businessmen not to fall for the “scam” of the Cuban government and its call for Americans to invest in the island.
He stressed that the Cuban government has devised “a new scheme: asking residents of the United States for investments in the ‘private sector’ (but) in Cuba, citizens do not have property rights and all companies are state-owned,” DeSantis said.
The Republican ordered the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Business “to issue an alert warning Floridians not to allow the Cuban communist regime to steal their money.”
“Foreign investment makes no sense when there are no property rights for Cuban citizens and when the Cuban government will limit what apparently private companies can receive foreign funds,” he said in a statement.
He stressed that Cuban citizens have no means to take advantage of investments to improve their circumstances and all Floridians who might be considering “investing” in Cuba’s “private sector” “must be aware that their money will inevitably end up in the pockets of the government.” of the island.
Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Núñez, of Cuban origin, spoke in the same vein, noting that “the same regime that robbed Cubans, like my parents, of their livelihood, now desperately begs Americans to ‘invest’ in the island “.