Monday, April 7, 2014

Our farmer in Havana?

A Kubota tractor
American diplomats in Cuba paid $15,293.72 for a tractor suitable for cultivating vegetables and melons, but not potatoes.
The U.S. Interests Section in Havana bought the tractor from Gatorland Kubota in Gainesville, Fla., records show.
Other Interests Section curiosities include:
  • $6,665.25 to install "sanitary hardware." Vendor: Unidentified. Date: March 31, 2014. Could this be George Costanza's dream toilet?
  • $4,503.72 to refill an empty pool in an annex building. Vendor: An unidentified and presumably Cuban company. Date: Dec. 17, 2013.
  • $13,086 for urgent request of seasonal influenza vaccine for 2013 and 2014. See records here and here. Vendor: TQM Inc. in St. Charles, Mo. Dates: Nov. 8 and Nov. 26, 2013.
See PDF containing more than $1.8 million in Cuba expenses by USAID and State Department.

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