and ambition create new corruption pacts. They mixed the boundaries of the
majority state property and the black market, confusing them. They include
garbage and industrial waste, which make up real
is already part of the city's environment. The growing stacks in the corners are
raised with alarm by both official and independent newspapers. The accumulation
occurs even by local regulation. The inhabitants of La Prosperidad, in the San
Miguel del Padrón municipality, have to accumulate their own waste for over 20
January 1, 2016, the official newspaper Granma published in the section “Cartas
a la Dirección” (Letters to the Directorate) the complaint of a citizen about a
new spontaneous landfill. Since a year ago, garbage accumulates on Avenida 255,
between 44 and 46, Punta Brava, La Lisa municipality, in the
Armando Fernández, a sexagenarian of San José residential neighborhood in the
Mayabeque municipality, puts the same thing into practice, but for convenience.
As he trades in recycling, he fills all the rooms in his home with collected
the reality of the waste circuit is still much more complex. Sometimes expired
products do not even arrive at the landfills.
around five in the afternoon of last December 23, three employees of Comunales
(a garbage collection state company) opened in the Pando Ferrer hospital the
boxes and nylon bags that this institution disposes of to recycle bottles and
medical instruments. This is corroborated by a video taken by Cuban journalist
Laura Paz, a contributor to the Institute for War and Peace Reporting
case reported was the sale of mayonnaise and synthetic soft drinks with expired
date labels in La Prosperidad neighborhood, San Miguel del Padrón municipality,
in March 2012.