New Case of Corruption in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Feb 13 — A new case of corruption involving senior-level government employees of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Matanzas Province electric company and a Cuban resident living in Mexico was disclosed in the official Cuban media.

The Cuban resident in Mexico (whose name has not been revealed), reportedly used his foreign residency since 2008 to organize a large-scale livestock breeding operation that sold cattle and milk to Cuban state-run enterprises.

In investigations of that operation, authorities on the island have uncovered incidents of embezzlement and other crimes.

The case is still under investigation by the Ministry of Interior (Internal Security) and the Public Prosecutor’s office. The trial is expected to take place this summer in the Matanzas Provincial Court. The principal suspects have remained under arrest since mid-2011.