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Castro regime using Hurricane Sandy humanitarian aid to line pockets

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A home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in the town of San Luis. UNPACU

A journalist for Cuba's independent news agency UNPACU is reporting how the Castro dictatorship is using relief supplies and humanitarian aid sent to Cuba after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy to line their pockets with hard currency. In his city of San Luis in the province of Santiago de Cuba, Roberto Gonzalez Feria reports that thousands of Cubans remain homeless after nothing has been done to repair the almost 800 homes that were destroyed by the storm more than four months ago. Moreover, no effort has been made by the Cuban government to provide temporary housing to the victims ravaged by the storm.

However, the dire housing situation in San Luis is taking place not for the lack of international humanitarian aid to address the disaster. Gonzalez Feria indicates that in the center of town, the Castro regime has set up tents donated by the Chinese government right after Hurricane Sandy to house displaced families. These tents though are not being used to provide shelter for homeless Cubans, but instead are being used as makeshift markets where the Cuban government is selling much-needed supplies to the residents of the city strictly in U.S. dollars. In other words, the relief supplies sent to Cuba to help alleviate the destruction of Hurricane Sandy are being sold by the government in an obvious attempt to bilk the little cash suffering Cubans may have and provide economic relief for the Castro dictatorship. Yet another example of the criminality of the Castro dictatorship.

See the original report (in Spanish) and more photographs of the destruction in San Luis HERE.

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