Life in Socialist/CommunistCuba: No asphalt for road repairs, no sugar for brewing

From our Wonders of Socialism Bureau with some assistance from our Wonders of Communism Bureau

Cuba is a communist totalitarian state, but it seems to prefer referring to itself as “socialist”. The two terms are interchangeable as far as Castro, Inc. is concerned.

Check out the slideshow above for images of all the moronic slogans on billboards, walls, magazines, etc.

No matter which term they use, however, the results speak for themselves. Whatever it is they’ve been doing with Cuba’s economy for the past 64 years, 5 months, and 16 days has destroyed Cuba.

Last week’s storms have wrecked many roads and bridges in eastern Cuba. They will have to stay wrecked because there is no asphalt with which to fix them.

According to CiberCuba, Trucutú himself has acknowledged that there is no asphalt.

In Cuba there is not enough asphalt to repair the roads destroyed by the floods in the center-east of the country, which left at least six dead, thousands of people homeless, communities cut off from communication and damage to crops and crops.

President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez acknowledged the problem during a high-level meeting with the leaders of the provinces of Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba and Granma, according to a report by Cubadebate.

The damages quantified for the moment speak of 774 houses destroyed in Camagüey, 80 in Las Tunas and 113 in Holguín, 1,138 families from Granma affected and Santiago de Cuba has not yet communicated the calculation of damages.

Likewise, Cubanos Por El Mundo reports that a brewery in Sancti Spiritus reports that it has run out of sugar and can’t find any with which to continue brewing its beer.

No sugar. This is Cuba. Once upon a time, B.C. (Before Castro), Cuba was one of the world’s largest exporters of Sugar. Now there is none to be found. Vamos bien. Requetebien.

The scarcity of sugar in Cuba is a recurring issue without a solution by the dictatorship, this time it occurs with sugar, to produce malt and beer in Sancti Spíritus.

The current director of the Palmares Extra-Hotel Branch in that province, Juan Carlos Salas Fariñas, acknowledged that the problem they have for the production of malt and beer affects the entire country, because it is the shortage of sugar.

“We don’t have sugar. This ingredient is scarce in Cuba as a whole and the malt requires large concentrations. The beer needs less and, even so, the one we have is insufficient to cover this process,” explained Salas Fariñas for a report by the Castro media from Sancti Spíritus, Escambray.

Hey, stop it! Socialism is wonderful. These shortages in Cuba are caused by the “blockade”