There is not a day that the electricity is not cut off on the island and some interruptions last up to 16 hours. Discontent grows and the dictatorship has no answers. The situation is like a building that is about to fall and is hit by an earthquake.
The Cuban dictatorship imprisoned eight young people who were protesting in the city of Baracoa due to the continuous blackouts in the midst of a deep energy crisis facing the Caribbean island. The detainees are in the Combinado Sur prison awaiting trial.
In Cuba the blackouts continue and the dictatorship is not responsible. The Castro regime continues to blame the shortcomings on the sanctions imposed by the United States, on the high demand of Cubans in hot weather and, given the latest world events, now adds high fuel prices as an excuse. But there is no mention of the lack of investment in the country's electricity system for decades, still dependent on the burning of oil derivatives.
The Russian Vladimir Putin lent a hand to the Cuban dictatorship and at the same time managed to locate products rejected by the West. The tanker carrying Russian fuel oil arrived in Cuba last Thursday, transporting supplies for the Caribbean nation's power plants and giving Russia an outlet for its products rejected by the West.