Desperate and hungry Cubans search for food in a landfill

The desperation and hunger in Cuba has gotten to the point that Cubans are now forced to comb through a trash dump in search of food and items they can sell to buy food. This is socialism in action.

Via CiberCuba (my translation):

Disturbing: People searching for food in a landfill in Cuba

At a huge landfill surrounded by emaciated cows, dozens of people live off the garbage they find in Holguin, according to the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH).

“A garbage dump where poor people without resources arrive to look for anything to sell, even food to survive,” the organization posted on Facebook.

Cuba’s failed economic policies have pushed thousands of people into extreme poverty on the island, where inflation has reached historic levels and access to food is often difficult.

In recent months, images like the ones in the video have been replicated on the island. The OCDH has documented dozens of cases of elderly people are surviving by begging on the streets in various provinces of the island, especially in Camaguey, Holguin, and Santiago de Cuba.

The reports provide evidence of an exponential increase in begging in Cuba, where one of these cases was a man lying on the street who could barely move and had a sign next to him with the message “I need a peso, I’m hungry.”

There is also the case of an elderly Cuban veteran who begs to survive on the streets and denounced that the Cuban government has abandoned him completely.

His name was David Gonzalez, who said that after the revolution discarded him, he fell into extreme poverty and faced health problems.

In April, the firm DatoWorld, a renowned international electoral observatory, stated that Cuba is the poorest country in Latin America, with a poverty index of 72%. The elderly and people with physical disabilities are the population groups most affected by this situation.

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