One woman dead after another building collapses in Cuba’s Old Havana

While the communist Castro dictatorship builds luxury hotels for foreign tourists and lines its pockets with cash, buildings continue to tumble from disrepair and neglect, killing more Cubans. On Monday, the sixty-plus years of the corruption, mismanagement, and disregard for human life inherent in socialism claimed yet another life in Cuba. An elderly woman was killed after being trapped under the debris of a collapsing building.

Via Periodico Cubano (my translation):

A building collapse in Old Havana claims another victim: ‘How many more?’

The partial collapse of a multifamily building in Old Havana at noon on Monday claimed the life of a 74-year-old victim who found herself trapped on the second floor.

According to an official report from the Municipal Administration Council (CAM), firemen were able to rescue two residents on the top floor of the building, which is located at 319 Amargura between Aguacate and Compostela. However, efforts to resuscitate the elderly lady who was buried under the debris were unsuccessful.

“At 12:20 PM the mezzanine floor of the multifamily building on 319 Amargura between Aguacate and Compostela collapsed. The Popular Council Old Plaza, firemen are on the scene, the SIUM, and authorities from the town and the province,” the report read.

Unfortunately, this is the second death from a building collapse in the last couple of weeks. On September 17, another deteriorated building in Old Havana collapsed, killing Rosa Maria Sortis Cuella, a 69-year-old resident who was buried under the rubble.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

3 thoughts on “One woman dead after another building collapses in Cuba’s Old Havana”

  1. The only buildings that get restored in Cuba are those buildings that serve to make the regime money. That is to say, buildings that will become hotels, museums or restaurants. The masses don’t count, so there is no plan to retore residential buildings despite the many deaths that result from collapses. And the MSM will continue to wax poetic about how the late Eusebio Leal Spengler “saved Havana.” Dead Cubans don’t make it on the pages of the papers.

  2. Old news. Nobody cares. At most, the regime will blame the usual scapegoats. Castro, Inc. has its priorities very firmly set, and they are all about preserving its power. Ordinary Cubans simply do NOT matter.

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