Social Uprising on the Horizon in Cuba

Social Uprising on the Horizon in Cuba

HAVANA, June 21st   Dissatisfaction of the Cuban people is widespread. Thousands of complaints on social media prove that the Cuban Government isn’t making any effort to resolve its citizen’s most basic and pressing needs. Human rights violations, the crisis of food shortages, a public health system in ruin and constant blackouts, are testing the Cuban people’s patience.

Here are some comments are taken from social media:

Yanilis Sariego from Cardenas, Matanzas: I’m at the hospital right now, my son has severe abdominal pain. There aren’t any ambulances, he was at school when he began to feel sick and he couldn’t even be taken to the nearest doctor’s office.

He got to the hospital (using my own means), got him to do a urine test and I could hardly breathe as soon as we went into the bathroom, it was horrendously dirty, cockroaches everywhere and leaks, and as if that wasn’t enough, there wasn’t any water.

This Revolution stinks!!

Noemi Caballero: There isn’t any food or money. Every day, it’s a headache to think about what my children are going to eat, and on top of that, you have a really tough electrical situation across the country.

I have a 1-year-old son, and sometimes he can’t have lunch because I can’t blend his food in the blender, as we’re tormented with blackouts for 6 hours per day.

Sometimes, I go to heat food up and it’s spoiled, even the baby’s yogurt because the fridge has been off. Sleepless days and nights, the current situation is desperate, I live in a constant state of stress.

Ketty Guinarte Flores, Contramaestre, Santiago de Cuba: My daughter hasn’t gone to school for two days now, there’s no electricity to cook, I can’t rest at night and she just can’t study like this.

Alina, San Antonio: Yesterday, at the fodder factory (located on the border of San Antonio and Güira) someone wrote on a wall “Patria y Vida” (Homeland and Life).

People are showing signs of not being able to tolerate the situation anymore and the Government isn’t listening. Instead, they only decided to paint over the graffiti on the wall and put red beret special police in the area.

The clock is ticking for a social uprising, there is a sad silence on the street, but internal cries are threatening to break out at any moment now.