Desde Dentro de Cuba.
Distribuido por Cuba Free Press, Inc. - http://www.cubafreepress.org
20 de Abril del 2000
PEOPLE BECOMING SICK DUE TO LACK OF NUTRITION. By Onel González, for Cuba Free Press.
Ciego de Avila.- An alarmingly large number of people, above all men between ages 20 to 40, are suffering from bone, muscle and psychic illnesses. Doctors’ offices for orthopedics and physical therapy are filled with patients who suffer changes in their ganglions, epicondylitis, tendonitis, deformations in the fingers and wrists, etc.
On the street many people with casts on their hands and feet can be seen. In parks and public places the number of mentally disturbed persons has increased. It is indicated that heart attacks have increased significantly. Dissidents say the government is committing genocide against the Cuban population by keeping it handcuffed without economic freedom.
According to medical sources who prefer to remain anonymous, these problems result from a lack of proteins and a nutritionally acceptable diets. The majority of Cubans’ illnesses are caused by a prolonged dietary imbalance for which only the government can be responsible.
The people’s entrepreneurial character could produce what is needed not only to exist poorly but even to create wealth for everyone. If the government would allow such energy, the misery, food shortages and supply shortages could end.
Onel González, Cuba Free Press.
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