According to authorities in the Czech Republic, the government of Cuba has proposed resolving a Cold War-era debt by paying the Czechs in a treasured Cuban commodity: rum.

On Thursday, Czech Finance Ministry spokesman Michal Zurovec said Cuban officials had offered to pay back $276 million in the form of rum, the Associated Press reported. The debt dates to the era when both Cuba and what was then Czechoslovakia were firmly within the Soviet geopolitical orbit.

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