14ymedio Headline News Summary: Human Rights Groups Denounces Risk of Famine in Cuba

The document states that “the agricultural policies of the Cuban government — centralized and state — prevent private and cooperative farmers from producing the necessary supply for the country’s diet.” (14ymedio)

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 9 July 2019 — The Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH) reports that the social and economic situation in Cuba worsened in the first six months of 2019.  The group also denounced the absence of “positive changes” with regards to citizens’ political rights. The report will be delivered to the headquarters of the European Community in Madrid.

Key findings include: “The population is heading into a new period of famine, the economic autonomy of citizens continues to be diminished, and rates of poverty and indigence are not published by the Cuban government.” Housing shortages are also worsening, the report said.