Cuba turns off nearly 75 of public lighting to prevent

Cuba turns off nearly 75% of public lighting to prevent collapse

Island has problems with energy supply; The government blames the sanctions imposed by former US President Donald Trump

The Cuban government turned off this Tuesday (March 5, 2024) almost 75% of the island's public lighting to avoid a power outage. The country is experiencing energy supply problems due to a lack of fuel. The information comes from Portal.

The government of Cuban President Miguel DíazCanel links the current problem to the sanctions imposed by former US President Donald Trump.

In early February, the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) announced the resignation of thenEconomy Minister Alejandro Gil due to problems driving up fuel prices in the country.

In order to avoid an escalation of problems, the Cuban Minister of Mines and Energy, Vicente de la O Levy, did so recommendations about the sustainable use of energy for citizens. Recommendations include:

  • Take advantage of natural light;
  • do not open the refrigerator often;
  • Don't leave a fan on unless someone is using it;
  • Don't leave the TV on without anyone watching.
  • Use air conditioning after 10:00 p.m. local time.

According to the news agency, the island is experiencing power outages lasting up to 12 hours. “They always make daily work more difficult. Liquids and meat suffer from thawing in the refrigerator,” said a Cuban citizen.