Cholera in Cuba
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The Collapse

The Collapse / Cuban Law Association – Veizant Boloy

Cuban Law Association, Veizant Boloy

Across the country, inhabited homes continue to collapse. The housing

deficit and the bad conditions of housing in Cuba can be cataloged as a

"chronicle of an announced collapse," something inevitable because of

the progressive deterioration of the constructions on the island.

There is no research process undertaken to investigate what is

responsible for the collapses, much less a subsequent compensation to

those injured. The performance of the search and rescue brigades is the

only thing that improves, their catalog of irresponsibility of the

residents or victims.

The parliamentarians in their last regular session did not prioritize a

discussion of the topic.

In these times of cholera, Cuba is at the center of the hurricane and

the edge of the sword before the world. The opinions about those who

hold the reins of government are expressed. The guilty in the shade are

those who lead and let it happen, and if this is so how blind are these


The institutions behave impiously and the populace pays with its blood

and its lives the price of being captive. It is alarming, those who are

sheltered under the grim shadow of a system in ruins.

It's obvious, half a century of delay in Decree Law 288, issued by the

State Council, at the end of last year. The legal statute authorized and

buying and selling of real estate, but it is still impossible. The poor

Cuban people, with a salary of roughly $15 U.S. a month, cannot aspire

to even a modest apartment.

The government recently gave birth to private subsidies through bank

loans but over 50% of the requests are rejected. On the other hand, the

speculation in and hoarding of construction materials have made it

"mission impossible" to acquire the materials legally, as demand grows

in sync with their disappearance.

According to Gladys Bejerano, Controller General of the Republic,

stressed in the VII National Audit, the new guidance on self-regulation

would be applied in the Construction sector; specifically with regards

to the sale of materials and to the awarding bank loans and subsidies to


More can be done, over-population is an important factor to be taken

into account in the marginalization. Cuba in general is flat, with large

tracts of land unused in agriculture or housing construction. Several

generations live in the same house.

A Christian friend sees this from a positive viewpoint: It's good to

keep the family together.

August 6 2012

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