Food for. . . thought.

We all saw the devastation that hurricane Charley caused in Florida. We all saw the destroyed homes and buildings and all the people who were left homeless. Our government immediately declared it a disaster and federal aide started to pour in.

Things are a little different in Cuba.

In Cuba, the government aided the victims by releasing food stocks to the population. Food stocks that required refrigeration. Food stocks that were reserved for sale to the tourism industry. Food stocks that the average Cuban never has a chance to consume. Food stocks that were already rotting.

The Castro regime sold rotting food – food reserved for tourists – to the Cuban people. Sold. Not donated. Not given away. Not meted to those in need, but sold.

PINAR DEL R?O, August 25 (Rafael Ferro Salas, UPECI / www.cubanet.org) – Authorities in charge of food rationing in Pinar del R?o province released for sale food stocks that need refrigeration after hurricane Charley knocked out the power, but by the time they reached market, consumers complained, they were decomposing or worse.

They never sold us these products before. At first, we were happy, but then we realized that they were selling them outside the rationing system because they were rotten and only good to throw away. In spite of that, the prices were high, as if the products were good. To top it all, some people with money were buying rotting meat to resell in other cities,” said one resident of the Rancho Grande subdivision, who refused to be identified.

The hurricane cut across the island through Havana province east of here, but knocked down the power lines that bring in the electricity. Most of the province has been off the national grid since.

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