Cuba

Bus breaks down but fares not returned

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Nov. 3 (Yesmy Elena Mena Zurbano, www.cubanet.org) – Frustrated passengers protested last week at the local bus terminal when a departure was canceled because of mechanical problems with a bus and the fares weren’t returned.

A primary school teacher who identified herself as Magda said, “The government doesn’t see this and says there are no problems in Cuba.”

An employee of the company said the bus to a Caibarién, Camajuaní and Vueltas had broken down and there was no replacement.

Supermarket fire was intentionally set

HABANA, Cuba, Nov. 3 (Lisbán Hernández / www.cubanet.org) - Investigators from the Interior Ministry say a fire that gutted the Vía Blanca supermarket on the highway to San Miguel del Padrón was arson.

A police source said the fire started at 8:40 p.m. on Oct. 4 and was not controlled until t he following morning.

“At first we thought it was caused by a short circuit but following an analysis by the experts it was determined that the fire was set,” the source said.

There was no loss of life but the damage was extensive.

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