Cablegate Chronicles: Cuban-Style Corruption

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A bit of news extracted from the early summer edition of "Cartas de Cuba," a roundup of dispatches from Cuba.

FROM: HAVANA, CUBA
TO: STATE DEPARTMENT
DATE: JUNE 5, 2005
CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL
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Alonso said Cuban corruption is remarkable for its universality. Corruption is needed by all to survive. Alonso said that in most Latin countries, a corruption scandal consists of a person robbing 11 million dollars. In Cuba, it is 11 million Cubans each stealing one dollar.

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