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