‘Let Díaz-Canel come!’: Mothers with children block highway in Havana

Dozens of women with children formed a chain Traffic was blocked On the highway on the outskirts of Havana, Chanting “Let Diaz-Canel come!”It was seen in a video shared by Cuban protester Rosa María Baia on her social networks.

The video was recorded by the crew of the vehicle traveling on the road, who did not specify the exact location or date of the events.

According to Mario Juan Benton, AmericaTeVé journalist in Miami, People who demand answers from the authorities before their situation get asylum.

A Second videoYouTuber Alan Paparazzi shared that when a motorized police officer arrived on the scene, he could hear the muffled screams of women parked in the middle of the road.

In April 2021 A similar public outcry ensuedAs the asylum-seekers, especially the mothers, blocked traffic on a street in Havana and held signs calling attention to the inhumane conditions they had to live in for decades, they hoped the authorities would keep their promises. Decent housing.

After these events, protests took place in many of the 104 temporary settlements in the Cuban capital., among them the Bahia-Plaza Transit Community, in Habana del Este; Las Guásimas in Arroyo Naranjo, and El Cuervo in Boyeros, Calabazar.

Lizabeth Cuevas Carrasco, the White Lady in White and an activist for a free and democratic Cuba, told DIARIO DE CUBA that she is a single mother of three in the community of El Cuervo, where she has lived for years after her house in Old Havana collapsed. , “There are more than 30 cubicles, each housing between five and ten people in appalling conditions.”

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“The shelters have been there for almost 30 years and everyone is waiting for a solution to our housing problems. We have no water because the tank is contaminated, skin problems like scabies have developed. Electricity problems due to a broken electrical register. On Wednesday night there was a short circuit and the cables caught fire. Many children, some newborns, were left without electricity. “We suffered with children. Mothers were unable to cook in electric kitchens,” he said.

When this condition occurs The government prioritizes housing for members of the armed forces, the Ministry of Home Affairs and other repressive apparatuses.

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