Violence Outside the Law / Cuban Law Association, Odalina Guerrero Lara
Posted on August 18, 2013
Lic. Odalina Guerrero Lara
Law No. 59 of the Cuban Civil Code sets out:
Article 129.1 – Property confers on the title holder the possession,
use, enjoyment of and disposal of the assets, in accordance with its
intended socio-economic use.
Rolando González Camacho received from his grandfather Eufemio González
Martínez a property situated at Apartment 4 of building 19213a, fronting
onto Avenue 81 between 102 and 194, Alturas de la Lisa Neighborhood, Havana.
The said property was awarded, according to Deed number 1120 by way of
Gift, issued in the City of Havana the 25th August 2009 before
Licenciado Uber Rae Arias Rodríguez who was Notary at 4604, 37th Street
in the Playa Municipality.
Rolando, in spite of his 30 years of age, is legally represented by his
mother and stepfather, as he suffers from hepatitis C, partial epilepsy
symptomatic of the frontal lobe, neuroblastic migration disorder and
bronchial asthma; according to a medical certificate issued 23rd June
2013 by Dr. Víctor Raúl Frades García of the neurological consultancy at
the Havana Salvador Allende Hospital.
His infirmities do not limit his conversational ability, given that when
I turn up at his house, he speaks happily and expresses his regret that
his grandfather left him a property in which he couldn’t even cook since
the next door neighbour María del Pilar Olivera Delgado, taking
advantage of a period when the property was empty, broke down a dividing
wall and taking over a part of his property.
He says he has spoken to María del Pilar Olivera Delgado asking that she
remove herself, because he doesn’t want problems with his parents and is
afraid of the police.
In August 2009, Rolando issued a SPECIAL POWER, before a notary in the
name of his stepfather Jorge Luis García Casañas, his legal
representative. García Casañas has made claims in relation to all stages
of the proceedings, in order to get them out of his property, not just
the person who in August 2011 broke the wall and illegally entered
Rolando’s home, but also another two people who joined María del Pilar
Olivera Delgado in this unbelievable violation.
Furthermore, the failure of the relevant bodies in this case has been
contradictory and completely lacking in clarity.
The legal absurdity of giving support to illegalities committed in his
home, has caused Rolando González Camacho damage which may be
irreparable, given the effects he is experiencing in his health.
The obvious question therefore is: who takes responsibility for the
situation of this fellow countryman who is suffering torture in his own
Translated by GH
2 August 2013
Source: “Violence Outside the Law / Cuban Law Association, Odalina
Guerrero Lara | Translating Cuba” –