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Olga Yaité Sauqué Medina, a Santiago mother with 4 children and housing problems, has knelt before the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in Santiago, Lázaro Expósito Canto, asking for clemency.

"He was paralyzed and he did not say a word to me," said the leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), José Daniel Ferrer.

Expósito Canto sent his secretary to talk to Olga Sauqué and she promised that she would send a commission that never showed up: "I waited to visit and nobody went to my house," the mother from Santiago told Ferrer.

To one of the children of Olga Sauqué, who is 7 years old, the house plaque fell on her and the collapse caused her leg damage. She has taken the medical reports to the PCC headquarters and no one has sought a solution to her problem for three years.

This Cuban mother, neighbor of Acacia Avenue, number 104 (interior) of Los Olmos, in Santiago de Cuba, told José Daniel Ferrer "the dangerous situation that is facing his home, in danger of total collapse", as certified the architect of the Government that inspected it.

Then Olga met with the Vice President of the Government in Santiago de Cuba on February 4 and she only told him that her house was in good condition. "She told me to solve as I could because for her the papers of an architect do not have validity because the one that rules is her".

In the opinion, the architect also pointed out that housing has a "very critical" structural situation and endangers "other buildings" and human lives.

The problem, he clarifies, is not only his but also his neighbors, because she has two other houses on top of his house.

Olga Yaité Medina has also sought help in the official newspaper of her province, the Sierra Maestra newspaper, which published a complaint from her.

The president of the local government (she identifies him as Raulito) told him that she does not have a "magic wand" to solve her problem and that if she lived in that situation "she should not give birth that much".

One of Olga's daughters is in psychiatric treatment since her brother's plate fell on her. "He only talks about dead people and accidents, he does not focus on school," says his mother.

Olga Sauqué says that the situation in her house makes her so nervous that she is losing her hair. "I've been mistreated, I've been pelted, everything is pure bureaucracy," he says.

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