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By late 2002, businesses in twenty-seven states had contracts with Cuba. S. 78 State 28 / William M. LeoGrande and local officials from around the United States began traveling to Havana to seek out opportunities for their constituents, and almost all of them were received by Castro personally. S. ”79 Governor George Ryan of Illinois went to Cuba twice; Governor John Hoeven of North Dakota visited and returned with $2 million in sales contracts; and Governor Jesse Ventura of Minnesota went with a retinue of businessmen for a four-day food and agribusiness trade show.
Bush declared the new doctrine of unilateral preventive war and invaded Iraq, despite majority opposition on the United Nations Security Council. S. plane that needed a place to land. The tone of the Cuban response shifted from sympathy to concern after Bush’s September 20 speech to the Congress. S. military response. On September 22, Castro called terrorism “dangerous and ethically indefensible,” and described the September 11 attacks as “a huge injustice and a great crime . . S. ” The United Nations was being “simply ignored [and] would fail to have any authority or prerogative whatsoever” if the United States could go to war whenever and against whomever it pleased.
117 That seemed unequivocal, but Ford’s account began to waver as he was questioned by the senators. What started out sounding like a research “effort” to develop weapons began to dissolve back into a mere capability. “Cuba has in our judgment the trained personnel, medical and scientific, the knowledge as supported by their research into various diseases, both human and animal. They have the research facilities, including biocontainment facilities. They have everything you need to build an offensive biological weapon.