Juan Tamayo, The Miami Herald
A former Hialeah man is jailed in Cuba for what the Granma newspaper portrayed as a poster case of corruption: a private farm that had plenty of goods usually in short supply, like fertilizers, feed and road fill — all thanks to crooked government workers.
“Although the extent of the improvements [on the farm] clearly reflected the shadiness of its business, until the middle of 2011 this man worked outside the law, without anyone seeing any illegalities,” Granma noted.
Cuban ruler Raúl Castro has tried to crack down on the widespread corruption since he replaced brother Fidel in 2006. A dozen major scandals were uncovered and scores of officials were arrested, including a boyfriend of his daughter Nilsa...