Cuban socialism at work: Officials allow food to rot during severe shortage

Rotten to the core

From our Bureau of Something’s Rotten in the Kingdom of Castrogonia

How’s this for social justice?

The great “success” of Castro, Inc. summed up in one story.

Food intentionally allowed to spoil so that Cubans have to queue up for rations and prices can be kept artifically high.

Abridged and loosely translated from CiberCuba:

A large quantity of oranges were thrown into a landfill in Ciego de Ávila, after being allowed to spoil, despite the food crisis that Cuba is going through.

“Crisis? Yes, especially of values, these photos are from today in the morning in the micro-dump of my neighborhood. Some prefer that the merchandise rot and throw it away rather than lower the prices for the people.” Cuban Yeline Ruiz Betancourt denounced on social networks.

In her publication, Ruiz Betancourt pointed to the moral background of the event. “By throwing away this precious food for many, those responsible also threw away their shame and solidarity. Being good or good and doing the right thing is a matter of personal choice, it hurts to know that we have people like this around the corner,” he said….

… This is not the first time that Cubans have reported similar events in the midst of the food shortages they suffer every day in the country.

In June, a Cuban peasant denounced that “150 quintals of pineapples were spoiled due to bad work and the corruption of leaders” of a factory in Jagüey Grande, Matanzas.

“They preferred that it rot before selling it to the people with the need we have today and the situation we are in and they only worry about their own interests,” he said.

In the same month, the newspaper Invasor reported that 12 tons of boneless pork were stored in a refrigerator in Ciego de Ávila for almost two years and had completely rotted.

Whole story HERE in Spanish

1 thought on “Cuban socialism at work: Officials allow food to rot during severe shortage”

  1. Look, Castro, Inc. never really gave a shit about ordinary Cubans and is ALL about the prime directive. Plus, there is ZERO accountability, so it can do whatever it damn well pleases. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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