Cuban farmers warn UN a Stalinesque Holodomor famine is coming to Cuba

Independent farmers in Cuba fear the socialist Castro dictatorship is employing similar tactics used by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to unleash a famine on the island. In a letter sent to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the agricultural producers say they see another Holodomor approaching on Cuba’s horizon.

Via Martí Noticias (my translation):

Cuba employing Ukrainian Holodomor tactics

A letter sent to Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, warns that a famine is coming to Cuba and that the regime is employing tactics similar to those used by dictator Joseph Stalin when he ordered the confiscation of harvests and food in Ukraine’s Holodomor.

The missive written by the the League of Independent Farmers of Cuba and the Federation of Rural Women (FLAMUR) and speaking for all the farmers on the island informs Bachelet of the operations ordered by the government where the little livestock and food they have and can produce is confiscated.

“They have declared an economic war on us using special ops personnel from the armed forces and police, while using their monopoly on the media to launch constant campaigns to assassinate our reputations. They portray us to our own families in the town as selfish bandits when in fact, we’re the solution to prevent a famine.”

Furthermore, the letter mentions that the Cuban farmers are not owners of the land or owners of the harvests.

“Cuban farmers have the land as usufruct, without property titles, they are regulated by an agricultural system that monopolizes production and distribution. They are overwhelmed with taxes, harassed with endless inspections, and subject to confiscation of their harvests and their farming equipment.”

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

1 thought on “Cuban farmers warn UN a Stalinesque Holodomor famine is coming to Cuba”

  1. Well, don’t look to the New York Times for any help with this. It helped cover up the Ukrainian Holodomor in the 1930s, from which it learned practically nothing, and it’s no better now.

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