Cuba’s dictatorship diverting hurricane relief to the military and military-run tourism sector
Because when a country is run by an international crime syndicate like the Castro mafia, this is what happens...
Priest alleges that foreign hurricane aid to Cuba is not reaching the people
Outspoken Cuban priest Jose Conrado Rodriguez alleged that foreign aid sent to his native Santiago de Cuba province after Hurricane Sandy last year was diverted to government, military and tourism facilities but denied to private homes.
“The situation in Santiago is very grave” because many of the more than 100,000 homes damaged by the storm have not been repaired, Rodriguez told El Nuevo Herald on Tuesday. “The aid has not reached the people.”
Rodriguez first made the allegations in a public letter to the head of the Communist Party in the province, Lázaro Expósito, urging him to crack down on the diversion of the aid and “the corruption that surrounds you.”
“We have watched with astonishment the theft of the assistance that so many countries sent to our people,” he wrote, “how that aid was sold … at inflated prices in flagrant violation of the intentions of the donors.”
“We have watched with astonishment as government or armed forces installations were repaired in record time, while the people remain without roofs,” he wrote in the letter, dated June 16.
Warning of possible civil unrest, he added, “We are witnesses to the people’s frustrations, to their desperation and impotence, to a … threatening silence that makes us think that it could explode at any time with justified and uncontrollable fury.”
Rodriguez told El Nuevo that foreign diplomats who visited him after Sandy noted “a very high degree of exasperation” in the city of Santiago de Cuba, due to host the July 26 celebrations this year that mark the start of the Castro revolution.
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