The Beggars are Foreigners / Cuban Network of Community Spokespeople,
Elizardo Rodriguez Suarez
Posted on September 29, 2013
Artemisa, Cuba, September 26, 2013, Elizardo Rodriguez Suarez / Cuban
Network of Community Spokespeople / www.cubanet.org.- Reports on Cuban
television news show beggars from other countries, mainly from the
United States of America, the so-called "homeless," and broadcast to the
Cuban people their needs and the fact that the American government
doesn't help them, despite the fact that there are shelters in that
country, which are refuges for homeless people.
They do not, however, show a single example of national beggars. In the
journalistic investigative show, "Cuba says," which airs twice a week
after the Television News, they could devote a show to the dumpster
divers where people ask God to find something they can sell so they can
feed their children.
An example of this is the Güira de Melena municipal landfill in Artemisa
Province, where some people look through all that smelly garbage, their
everyday livelihood, moving the rubble to find useful items and aluminum
cans, jars, and other things that the Recyclable Materials Company buys
The Cuban beggars, in short, are not televised.
From Cubanet, 26 September 2013
Source: "The Beggars are Foreigners / Cuban Network of Community
Spokespeople, Elizardo Rodriguez Suarez | Translating Cuba" -