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Cuba's state media calls for domestic corruption cases to be made public

09-21-2011 10:35 BJT

HAVANA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Cuban media Tuesday condemned the "secrecy" over domestic corruption and called for many criminal cases and their outcomes to be made public.

The publication of facts and penalties in corruption cases would serve as a "healing action" against the "thieves disguised as government officials ... with the intention of undermining socialism," the official Cuban daily "Juventud Rebelde" said in an editorial.

It said that all those who are not involved in corruption would not be afraid of seeing these facts published, the paper said, which is run by the Young Communist League.

Since taking office in 2008, Cuban leader Raul Castro has created the position of General Comptroller of the Republic, who is in charge of fighting corruption and protecting the citizens' welfare. Castro has repeatedly warned that he "will not allow the power of money ... to destroy the social conquests of the Revolution, earned with sacrifice and heroism."

During Castro's administration, dozens of Cuban officials have been tried and sentenced for corruption, including ministers and foreign businessmen in many sectors such as the food, telecommunications and aeronautics industry.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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