Saturday, August 29, 2009

Investigators seek 70 tons of missing powdered milk

Investigators seek 70 tons of missing powdered milk

HAVANA, Cuba, August 28 (Jaime Leygonier / – Interior
Ministry investigators are trying to determine what happened to 70 tons
of powdered milk missing from warehouses, according to port workers in

The disappearance comes several months after the dismantling of a gang
that sold powdered milk on the black market in the city, raising fears
that the gang has been reestablished.

"We're afraid that we port workers now are going to be made the
scapegoats," said one worker.

"A stevedore or a guard might steal a bit of milk for his children or a
sack to sell, but the supplying a black market in a city of three
million inhabitants like Havana is impossible by small robberies and
requires millionaire thefts at high levels of the government," he added.

Boy probably dropped from baseball team because of uncle's politics

HAVANA, Cuba, August 28 (Frank Correa / - The dropping
of a player from Cuba's infantile baseball team on the eve of a
tournament in Venezuela has led to speculation the action was taken
because the boy's uncle is a former political prisoner.

Jordan Maldonado, aged 10, is the regular pitcher on his home team, but
he can also catch and play first and third base. Those who know him say
he hits for a high average.

His uncle, Medardo Maldonado, is a member of the Cuban Liberal Movement.
It was not immediately known when and for how long his prison sentence
was for acts considered anti-government.

Investigators seek 70 tons of missing powdered milk - Cuba Dissidents - (28 August 2009)

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