Cuban dictatorship admits alarming increase in homelessness, inability to tackle the problem

From our Bureau of Socialist Compassion, Social Justice, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

This admission by Castro, Inc. covers all of the central issues that define “progressive” and “woke” values in the U. S. Were these self-anointed holier-than-thou intolerant folk to gain total control of America, this is what one can expect.

Loosely translated from Periodico Cubano

The panorama of homelessness in Cuba has reached worrying levels, according to a report from the state-run media Trabajadores. According to the information published this Sunday, the number of Cubans living on the streets has experienced a significant increase, particularly among those under 60 years old.

Nevertheless, the communist government seems to lack effective solutions to address this growing issue, amidst a severe economic crisis and persistent food shortages.

Belkis Delgado Cáceres, the Director of Social Prevention at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS), acknowledged the situation and pointed out that, although there has been an established policy since 2014 to assist wandering individuals, the regulations are being reviewed due to deficiencies in their implementation and the perception of a possible increase in the number of citizens in this condition.

According to data provided by the MTSS, between 2014 and 2023, 3,690 people have been registered as indigent in the different provinces of the island. Although the country has nine Centers for the Care of Individuals with Wandering Behavior, these are not sufficient to address the problem.

Additionally, according to the state media, these centers do not offer extended stays, which raises questions about the effectiveness of these places, where supposedly basic services such as beds, clothes, food, and medical attention are provided by a multidisciplinary team.

Paradoxically, in a country where the scarcity and poor quality of food in hospitals are frequently denounced, those who enter these centers may be considered fortunate.

Journalist Daniel Martínez Rodríguez, author of the article, questions what happens to those Cubans who are not considered wanderers, such as dumpster divers or individuals begging on the streets. This reality reflects a complex social problem that requires a comprehensive and effective approach by government authorities.

It is worth mentioning that this year, young Cubans have offered hot meals and coats to homeless individuals. These actions took place during days of low temperatures when there was a risk of hypothermia.

In early January, journalist José Luis Tan Estrada managed to collect more than 50 coats for the homeless in Camagüey. In Havana, during the Day of Kings, several young people distributed 57 portions of food to homeless individuals.

3 thoughts on “Cuban dictatorship admits alarming increase in homelessness, inability to tackle the problem”

  1. Sorry. The “revolution” cannot possibly use its limited resources on people who are useless to it, not even if they were once fire-breathing Castro idolaters. I know of one such case, in which a rabid miliciana witch succumbed to Alzheimer’s and was completely supported till she died by a gusana sister in Miami (otherwise, her beloved “revolution,’ let alone her adored Fidel, would have done NOTHING for her).

    • That’s really sad. The robolution is monstrous.

      It’s not for the people. It never was. The tourists get everything while the poor citizens starve.

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