Neighborhoods in Cuba’s capital have had no running water for more than 2 weeks

Besides destroying freedom and a robust economy, Cuba’s socialist revolution has also destroyed the nation’s infrastructure. There are neighborhoods in the Cuban capital of Havana that have gone for more than two weeks without running water.

Via Martí Noticias (my translation):

Two weeks without water in several Havana neighborhoods

Residents in the Cuban capital have gone for 15 days without running water in their homes and in some instances the water is contaminated with sewage. This according to Havana residents interviewed by Radio Television Martí.

One of the accounts comes from activist Jaqueline Heredia, who lives in Los Sitios in Central Havana, where the situation is more severe.

“It’s been almost three months that we’ve been dealing with this water situation. The neighbors have gone to Havana Water, to Aqueduct [but they only tell them] they’re checking on it, that there are problems. Many times we go 15 days without water and we have to carry it back from some state-run facility in order to take baths,” said Heredia.

Authorities are calling on citizens to practice thorough hygiene to combat coronavirus, but “with what water?” the activist asks.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

2 thoughts on “Neighborhoods in Cuba’s capital have had no running water for more than 2 weeks”

  1. Never mind being far worst than under Batista (who actually pushed an infrastructural boom and gave Cuba its most prosperous decade), the Romans started developing an aqueduct in 312 BC and by the 3rd century AD Rome had enough running water to sustain a population of over a million. Again, 3rd century AD.

    “Vamos bien”.

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