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23 Livestock stolen and slaughtered in Guantanamo in 24 hours

In the last 24 hours Guantanamo has experienced 23 cases of livestock theft and slaughter, according to provincial government reports. These incidents highlight a continued increase in such crimes in the region, adding to other thefts and social indiscipline that negatively impact both the local population and the economy.

Alis Azahares Torreblancathe Governor of Guantánamo emphasized the need for a more integrated and effective approach by various inspection bodies in all municipalities. However, she did not provide details on the specific strategies that police will adopt to curb these crimes.

Community calls for stronger police action

In May, farmers in Guantanamo criticized the lack of police action to stop the butchers and thieves. They claim criminals are entering their properties to slaughter animals and steal crops. Even if farmers catch the butchers red-handed, that is not enough for the police as prosecutors have to present at least three witnesses to corroborate their testimony.

The increase in livestock thefts and slaughters is not limited to Guantánamo, but is reported in all provinces of the country. The increase in these crimes underlines the urgent need for more integrated and strong actions by authorities in all rural areas of Cuba.

Understanding cattle theft in Guantanamo

The following questions and answers provide additional insights into the issue of livestock theft and slaughter at Guantánamo and provide a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the community and authorities.

What are the main reasons behind the increase in livestock theft in Guantanamo?

The increase in livestock theft at Guantánamo can be attributed to economic hardship, a lack of police presence and social indiscipline, creating an environment in which such crimes can flourish.

How do local authorities tackle the problem of livestock theft and slaughter?

Local authorities, led by Governor Alis Azahares Torreblanca, are calling for a more integrated and effective approach by various inspection bodies. However, specific police strategies have not yet been detailed.

What challenges do farmers face when reporting livestock theft?

Farmers face significant challenges in reporting livestock theft, including the requirement to present at least three witnesses to corroborate their testimony, making it difficult to achieve successful prosecutions.