Dozens of workers at state company detained
SANTA CLARA, Cuba, November 17 (Guillermo Fariñas, Cubanacán Press / www.cubanet.org) – Dozens of workers at the Empresa de Comercio Mayorista have been detained since the end of October because of alleged corruption in the state-owned business, according to sources.
Among the detainees are managers, office employees, security workers and stevedores, as well as some people who do not work for the company.
Said one source familiar with the company: “The bosses lost the notion of danger that stealing from the state signifies in Cuba and they took the contents of 15 containers of sardines which belonged to the ‘battle of ideas’ which Fidel Castro personally supervises.”
Another source said the number of detainees was about 60 and that they were undergoing constant questioning by State Security agents.