The regime currently administered by Miguel Díaz-Canel is nervous. The fact is that the general weariness that led to the last great marches against the communist dictatorship had energy shortages as one of the motivating factors for Cubans, who ended up taking to the streets en masse to ask for freedom. While the world is scandalized by the nefarious “judicial processes” suffered by protesters, power cuts are taking place again on the island. To try to slightly control the situation, the State decided to return to “scheduled blackouts”, so that Cubans know when they will be without electricity.
“This is the time to stand in solidarity and contribute so that the rest of Cuba suffers less from the undesirable blackouts,” said the leader of the Havana Communist Party, Luis Antonio Torres. The capital will contribute to the energy saving plan by turning off the municipal circuits, which, for the governor, Reinaldo García Zapata, will allow maintaining 100 megawatts for another national distribution. “It will result in fewer blackouts in the rest of the provinces,” the authorities promised.
In Havana, during the last few months, it is where the most notorious claims have been made in the framework of a severe economic crisis that has its correlate in the fuel deficit. According to official media, during August the cuts will take place between 10 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Changes in their policies are reported in the “Tribuna de La Habana” media outlet, logically also managed by the Communist Party.
There, under the title “Programming of electrical effects in Havana from August 1 to 8”, some printed documents of the state-owned “Empresa Eléctrica de La Habana” are shared and a telephone number is offered to users who need more information. about. Almost in the tone of a military statement, the “article” tells the citizens of the Cuban capital:
“Dear customers, this is the programming of affectations due to generation deficit in the days of August 1 to 8. Affectations schedule: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, you can call 1888. Empresa Eléctrica de La Habana”.
Due to the blackouts and the energy deficit, the regime decided to suspend the traditional August carnival this year. Instead he will do small events in the provinces in a symbolic way.