Comptroller Sees Little Corruption in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES — Comptroller General Gladys Bejerano, said on Wednesday that there are “not many” cases of corruption on the island. She spoke at the 11th International Conference of Criminal Sciences at the Havana Convention Center, reported the Cubaencuentro website.

“The most common offenses are attempted bribery, fraud, tax evasion, and influence peddling, which is often not beneficial to the country,” said the comptroller.

“Those are some of the cases. We would like for not even one to exist, but the number of cases isn’t excessive,” said Bejerano, who didn’t indicate how many foreign businesspeople have been arrested or charged in Cuba on charges of corruption.

This past August, twelve Cuban managers of a state-run firm in the nickel industry were sentenced to four to twelve years in prison for corruption.