From our Bureau of Socialist Disaster Management
It’s not just the fact that half of the residents of Pinar del Rio lack electricity and water, but that the rest of the island — where there is no hurricane damage — is in the same dire situation.
Hurricane Ian has dealt a lethal punch to Castro, Inc.’s electrical grid, which was already in its death throes before the storm hit the western end of the island.
Never mind the tens of thousands of homes that will never be rebuilt, or the scarcity of food and medications, or the four epidemics currently spreading through the island. Never mind. All this suffering is a small price to pay for a socialist paradise.
Abridged and loosely translated from Diario de Cuba
Three weeks after Hurricane Ian passed through Cuba, almost half of the residents of Pinar del Río remain without electricity, according to official information published by provincial authorities.
” 53.09% of the clients in Pinar del Río now have electricity. Thank you, Cuba, with the support of all of us we are recovering. Force Pinar,” the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) said on Twitter this Sunday. ) in that territory, Yamilé Ramos Cordero.
In the province, not only the recovery of the electrical networks is going slowly. Also the survey of the homes damaged is moving slowly due to the bureaucracy. The authorities themselves have admitted this in their routine meetings to assess the situation in the territories affected by Hurricane Ian in Cuba.
The situation with electricity also affects food and water supply to the population. Ramos Cordero admitted on Friday that this last service continues to be “the main concern of the population in Pinar del Río.” This weekend the Cuban journalist Julita Osendi lamented the lack of electricity, water and food in that province in a publication denouncing her on her Facebook profile.
whole story HERE in Spanish