Jeweler's Murder in Havana Sparks Outrage and Fear

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 by Felix Ortiz

Jeweler's Murder in Havana Sparks Outrage and Fear
Victim - Image © Facebook

A young Cuban identified as Deyvis Cancio Triana was murdered last Saturday in Havana, according to reports circulating on social media.

According to a post on Facebook by user Ernesto Sánchez, the victim was shot in the mouth and stabbed in the shoulder. His body was discovered in a street in Old Havana during the early hours of Saturday. Speculation suggests that the crime may have stemmed from a dispute with his religious peers.

Cancio Triana, affectionately known as Tatín, was a jeweler residing in Cojímar. Numerous individuals on social media expressed their grief over his death and offered condolences to his family. "I am speechless, sister; he got along with everyone and wasn’t involved in anything bad," commented one user.

This incident is part of a disturbing trend of increasing criminality in Cuba. In the past week alone, several deaths have been reported in various parts of the country. On Saturday, a mass brawl in a district of Holguín resulted in the death of another young Cuban.

Additionally, over the weekend, the body of Geyler Castillo Benítez, a young Cuban who had been missing for a month from the municipality of Campechuela, was found on the coast. The corpse was in an advanced state of decomposition and showed signs of violence, as confirmed by his family on social media.

Moreover, a mass fight among teenagers at the Finca de los Monos in Havana left six people injured over the weekend, according to official reports.

Rising Crime Rates in Cuba: What You Need to Know

Given the recent surge in violent crimes in Cuba, many are left with questions about the underlying causes and the broader implications. Here, we address some frequently asked questions to provide clarity on the situation.

What led to the murder of Deyvis Cancio Triana?

Speculation suggests that the murder may have been the result of a dispute with his peers from the same religion.

How has the community reacted to Cancio Triana's death?

The community has expressed deep sorrow and extended condolences to his family, highlighting that he was well-liked and not involved in any criminal activities.

What other violent incidents have occurred recently in Cuba?

Recent incidents include the murder of a young man in Holguín following a mass brawl and the discovery of Geyler Castillo Benítez's body in Campechuela, showing signs of violence.

Is the government addressing the rise in crime?

There is no clear indication that the government has implemented effective measures to curb the rising crime rates, leaving many citizens feeling vulnerable and unprotected.

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