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Corruption in Cuba

In Cuba Everything's for Sale... Even 'Baby Ounces'

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Ingenuity and illegality are combined when it comes time to make a living. Hoses rolled up under a shirt carry alcohol out of the distilleries. Cigar rollers calculate when the security camera looks away to slip a cigar under the desk.

Who Owns the Overseas Factories That Provide Cuba's Food?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.26.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The chicken comes from Canada, the label on the salt says it comes from Chile, the "tropical marinade" is "Made in the USA" and the sugar is from Braz...

I Pity the Fallen Bureaucrats

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

He went from being the star on his Committee for the Defense of the Revolution, to being a target of control by its chief of surveillance.

Che's 'New Man' and Corruption in Cuba Today

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The crusade against corruption displayed by Raul Castro keeps in suspense those who think they are protected by the lack of control and political will to end the illegalities.

Routing Out Corruption in Cuba Will Require Transparency, Now Missing in Action

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

If the impression that there are "untouchables" continues to rule, thieves no one can judge because of their political history or their ideological fealty, then we cannot move forward.

Card-Carrying Communist Green Collar Criminals: Planning for Their Futures as Capitalists

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

He was working for a new kind of corporation, one of those occupying a luxurious mansion in the Miramar neighborhood and importing goods from abroad.

An Island Where Looting the State Is a Means of Survival

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The point is that the government knows that people steal from every workplace, but they also understand that closing all the conduits of this ransacking would create a climate of great social tension.

Cuba's Revolutionary Heroes With Suitcases of Cash in Their Water Tanks?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The "historic" generation not only showed us how to live a complete masquerade, they have also sown the idea that the nation's coffers are managed like a personal wallet.