July 17th, 2013
09:04 AM ET

Cuba: It's our weapons on N.K. ship

It was a mystery that Panama's president said his country was struggling to solve.

What was the massive military equipment hidden under hundreds of thousands of sacks of brown sugar on a North Korean boat? Where did it come from? And where was it going before investigators seized the vessel near the Panama Canal?

Hours after Panama said it would ask U.S. and British officials for help solving the puzzle, Cuba gave an answer Tuesday night.

In addition to 10,000 tons of sugar, Cuba's Foreign Ministry said, the shipment contained "240 metric tons of obsolete defensive weapons" sent to North Korea "to be repaired and returned to Cuba."


Filed under: Cuba • North Korea • Panama
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  1. saywhat

    Another interesting piece of news "US won't seek death penalty in Snowden case".

    July 26, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol @ bobcat thanks for the jokes. And of course we are good. I didnt think it was really you in the 1st place ya know, i thought it was the jacker!

    July 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ bobcat thanks for the jokes. And of course we are good. I didnt think it was really you in the 1st place ya know.

    July 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I'm glad we're good chrissy. It was just one of those cases where my tongue got wrapped around my eye teeth and I couldn't see what I was saying. aka, A Senior Moment.

      July 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Damn blocked again?

    July 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    Not sure if this will post but @bobcat, glad your jokes did. I loved James Bond yesterday. @saywhat, your reading choices have opened my eyes, thank you. Chrissy they are blocking like crazy.

    July 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ dazzle

    Hello my friend. I'm glad you were finally able to make a little contact on here. I've had the same problem in trying to respond to you as well. Hopefully better days are coming where we will all be able to interact again.

    July 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    Hello to you @bobcat, it is good to be able to be permitted some interaction on here. Darn, I've been blocked for a long time even with the most benign comments. I'm home today with 2 sick little boys who have strep and pink eye. My husband is doing surgeries today and the baby sitter is unavailable. So dazzle is here. Yikes.

    July 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ dazzle WHERE did you get 2 little boys? Or is it really not you which i strongly suspect is the case.

    July 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    Trying again Chrissy, they keep deleting me. These guys are my stepsons who are visiting us. It really is me surprisingly.

    July 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dayzie

    She got them at Boys – R – Us.

    July 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    How sweet, that you get them when they're sick i mean. Lol

    July 27, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Good morning folks.
    A 'snippet' of news.According to WIRED a study conducted by Map Light a Berkeley based non-profit " the Law makers who defeated Amash amendment to curtail NSA spying got double the cash from defense industry donors".
    Well hardly surprising, we already had some inkling who our real rulers are. MIC,Corporations ,foreign lobbies & such.

    July 27, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning my friends
    Just a news item I ran across that I found kind of funny.

    A 'birther' movement rises in Venezuela
    Unable to defeat their political rival at the ballot box, some in the Venezuelan opposition are resorting to a tactic familiar to Americans: questioning the birthplace of the president.

    The story should have read

    With a great celebration by a majority of the American populace, the teaparty movement has relocated to South America in an attempt to influence their election.

    July 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    LOL @bobcat. Trust you to get in a barb, wish some teaparts were in attendance at this blog.

    July 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Yeah saywhat
    I was hoping some had shown up. I was looking forward to some of the venom that I as summed would be thrown at me.

    July 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
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