From our Bureau of Great Socialist Achievements in Housing and Infrastructure
Castro, Inc. owns every building in Cuba, directly or indirectly. And when Castro, Inc. is your landlord and something goes wrong with your domicile, that landlord is not likely to react quickly to solve your problem.
With all of the millions of decaying and crumbling buildings in need of repairs, you can forget about any quick fix to this problem. Unfortunately, at this point, the quickest way to fix this problem would be to raze every building, except for those that house tourists, diplomats, and members of the Cuban oligarchy — all of which are in splendid shape — and to start building new cities and towns from scratch.
Of course, that’s not going to happen. Cuba’s buildings are in for a very slow, painful, and certain demise. And so are the Cubans who live in them. Back to the Taino lifestyle, comrades, back to the indigenous dwellings known as bohíos.
Loosely translated from Periódico Cubano
Residents of Amistad Street, corner of San Miguel, in Centro Habana, fear for their lives after a new collapse in the building where they reside.
Part of the building collapsed on June 24, with no human losses reported so far. The Twitter user Papi Charlie shared two photos showing a huge hole at the height of the fourth floor, as well as a person standing in the window of the upper floor.
Youtuber Alain Paparazzi Cubano posted a video from inside the building on his social networks. Apparently, the collapsed wall was to the side, right in the area of ??the stairs.
“There has to be a dead person… There has to be a dead person here for someone to come,” one person is heard saying, while another records up the stairs. In the background, through the hole opened by the collapse, you can see Centro Habana, a municipality destroyed by the passage of time and 63 years of dictatorship.
The photographs show other walls of the building in poor condition, so the possibility that they will also collapse soon is not ruled out. What about the people who live there? Have precautions been taken so that the debris does not affect passers-by and the properties of these neighbors? There are many questions that call into question the actions of the government in situations like this.
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