Esteban Lazo Hernández, the not too long ago appointed president of Cuba’s Nationwide Meeting, informed a parliamentary session that Cubans are “used to consuming imported merchandise” and never producing on the island.
Laso Hernandez informed a private story to “illustrate” his level, promising that he was shocked to study that wheat might be grown in Cuba, solely to find that it had been banned on the island by the then Spanish king within the nineteenth century.
In line with the Cuban chief, wheat has not been cultivated since then, which is “the explanation it’s not being finished right this moment.”
Lasso concluded his statements by asserting that colonialism was responsible for all the pieces.
In line with President Esteban Lazo @Cuban AssemblyPresent bread scarcity #Cuba It was the fault of Spanish colonialism. 🙄The #Cuba state has failed#Worst#Communism is misery#Cuba #Spain pic.twitter.com/R0lboOmcKI
— Liborio (@yosoyliborio) May 28, 2023
Cubans commented on the video on social media and sparked controversy.
“They now not discover out what to search out. Blame and accountability for financial disasters and their penalties all the time lie with others!” mentioned one web consumer.
One consumer famous that the historic knowledge is true, and the unlucky factor is that he’s utilizing it to justify a scenario in Cuba that’s the complete accountability of the federal government in energy.
“Although it sounds fictional, sadly, the knowledge he’s giving is actual. Now, it’s removed from being the reason for flour scarcity right this moment. Taking a narrative as reality, it provides one other diploma to the incompetence and habits of resolution makers on this nation,” warned a citizen.
“How unlucky colonialism after 59 has left us in deep misery. America’s fifth largest economic system and the world’s twentieth economic system, after some 64 years we’re the Burundi of the West!” mentioned one other Cuban.
“Solely in Cuba can a backlash like that take that degree. One laughs, nevertheless it’s so unhappy that that is occurring as a result of we’re going to bequeath the nation’s catastrophe to our kids,” lamented one other.
The earlier week’s Nationwide Meeting session was the proper second for Cuban leaders to air their arguments and half-truths.
For instance, “Deputy Prime Minister and head of Cuba’s Division of Economic system and Planning, Alejandro Gil Fernandez, acknowledged that the communist regime in Havana had made “errors” and had “stumbled” amid a suffocating disaster. “He expressed confidence in rising from the abyss and assembly authorities expectations.”
“We’re on observe, with all of the errors we’ve made, with all the issues we’ve got, the discontent, the chaos of unresolved points, however we’ve got the chance to hold out the financial plan for this yr,” the senior official informed Cuban delegates gathered in Havana.