Has the fuel “contingency” ended in Cuba?

Government announces creation of service centers to seel fuel in MLC

HAVANA, Nov. 1 Although in Havana the lines to get fuel continue to last for days, and in the rest of the provinces it is the same or worse,The country’s top leadership considers that the fuel crisis in Cuba is already a thing of the past.

This is what Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel considered in the last meeting of the Council of Ministers that met recently in the capital.

The president assured that “that stage was passed.

“, “with fewer effects than those that could have existed given the severity that occurred in the last weeks of September and the first weeks of October.”

For Díaz-Canel, the so-called “contingency” is overcome, and as he explained to those present, this was achieved in part thanks to the energy savings and efficiency measures, as well as the adjustments in economic and social activity adopted.

Among these measures, he highlighted those taken in bakeries and other production centers, in addition to the adaptations to passenger and cargo transportation, including requiring state media to take over public transportation.

Likewise, the president considered it important to promote popular participation and that there is still untapped potential, which is why “we must have a dialogue, a permanent conversation with our population,” he said.

Rectify what has not gone well

Díaz-Canel called on the Council of Ministers to “listen a lot to what the people propose and constantly pay attention to the public’s opinions.”

The president also said that we must not only maintain the measures that worked but also without hesitation modify those that did not work well and propose new actions, to continue increasing energy savings and efficiency.

In addition, he recognized that the proposals made by economists, experts and academics about possible solutions to face the current situation must be “listened to and critically evaluated.”

The dialogue between the people and the authorities, however, does not have new spaces and even the accountability of the delegates, scheduled for the coming weeks, was postponed to 2024. On the other hand, critical positions are not applauded by the current Penal Code.