By Francisco Acevedo
HAVANA TIMES – The Summit of the Group of 77 least industrialized countries and China was held in Cuba over the weekend. Another event that resolves nothing but implies great expenses, with a higher impact on a country that is in the middle of an economic crisis.
Amid all of the poverty and blackouts, filling delegation members’ stomachs with food that Cuban children aren’t eating, with the very dollars that aren’t being invested in the population, is an insult at the very least.
When talking about problems, we hear the same excuses, the same mistakes, the same appeal to hold in there, and there isn’t even a schedule for blackouts anymore, which can be 7-8 hours long every day outside Havana. Things aren’t much better in the capital though, problems here have been with water supply and garbage collection, with small garbage dumps on nearly every corner, hotspots for dozens of diseases.
During the Summit’s inauguration, our dear Miguel Diaz-Canel said that we are living off the First World’s handouts, when he is doing the same thing to Cubans inside Cuba, but he’s always seeing the speck in his brother’s eye. At every meeting, he brings up just how much the First World consumes compared to the Third World. However, he never compares Cuba with its equals, because his country is one of the worst off amongst the poor.
It was Cuba’s turn to host the summit because it currently holds the Group’s temporary presidency, and nobody cared that everything they were going to experience during these days has been paid for with the sacrifice of regular Cubans, who are constantly be