Severe water shortage in Havana does not affect tourists

Liberation theology at work

The difference between Cubans and tourists is brutally simple: everything for the tourists, nothing for Cubans.

Water is one of the most basic necessities, especially in the tropical heat.  Yet, the Castro regime can’t even deliver that basic necessity to Cubans.

Oh, but go there as a foreign tourist and there will be plenty of water for you: on tap in your bathroom, in bottles for drinking, in your apartheid hotel pool for swimming or cooling off.

Once again, we see that the so-called Revolution is the exact opposite of egalitarianism and what liberals love to call “social justice.”

This is where Liberation Theology leads you, to this kind of hellish inequality.

Oh, but Cuba is lovely, yes, and the natives are so friendly, and so, so happy with the crumbs their benevolent leaders throw at them, no matter how small.

Quick, go visit, see the wonders of this time capsule, and watch the natives scurry for water as you enjoy the view from your hotel’s rooftop pool.

Apartheid utopia: Hotel Parque Central Torre Rooftop Pool

Without Water in Havana

by Iván García, at Translating Cuba

The heat is terrible. Not even a light breeze in the wide entry to Carmen Street, by Plaza Roja de la Vibora, thirty minutes from Havana centre.

Reinaldo, an old chap, depressed, seated on a wall facing the water tank of the building where he lives, waits for the water to flow.  “On the Havana Channel news they said that we will have water from six in the morning on Wednesday May 31st, until six in the evening”, he says without taking his eyes off the tank.

All his neighbours passing by ask him the same question. “Rey, has the water come on yet?”.  With a weary voice, the self-appointed water guard replies: “Not yet, but I’m sure it will in a minute”.

The neighbours don’t hide their ill-humour and vent their annoyance insulting the government’s performance. “These people (the government) are pricks.  How long do us Cubans have to put up with having our lives screwed up?” A retired teacher considers that “if they had kept the water pipes maintained, there wouldn’t have been any leaks”.

Neighborhood solidarity

The official press tries to be positive. As always. It talks about “the efforts of the Havana water workers who are working 24 hours a day to repair the leaks”.

And they blow a smoke screen. “After the repair work the water pressure across the city will be a lot better”, says a spokesman on the radio in a tenor voice. But the man in the street is sceptical.

“When the government takes something from us, that’s the cherry on the cake. They snatched a pound of rice from each of us to give to Vietnam during the war. The Vietnam war finished 42 years ago, and now the Vietnamese are sending rice to us. The government never gave us back the pound of rice. That’s how it always is, they take us by the hand and run off. I am absolutely sure that, because of the fuel shortage and the drought, they will extend it to a three day water cycle in the capital”, is the angry opinion of a man who tells us he has a friend in Havana Water.

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Two buckets for you! Water for natives
Unlimited water for tourists


1 thought on “Severe water shortage in Havana does not affect tourists”

  1. So what’s the problem? Tourists bring in money, real money, which the ruling class, I mean the “revolution,” needs. The natives can fend for themselves one way or another, as they’ve been doing for decades; all they need to do is survive somehow–their “quality of life” is inconsequential. They’re no different from savages (or livestock, really) so let’s keep things in the proper perspective, shall we?

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