HAVANA, December 5 (Ernesto Roque, Grupo Decoro / www.cubanet.org) - At
least 60 people have committed suicide this year in the town of San Cristóbal,
in western Pinar del Río province.
A reliable source said that the "Comandante Pinares" hospital has
reported 60 cases of suicide, and that most of the victims were under 30.
"This is evidence that people feel they have no future," said one
A teacher who said his name is Leonel, remembered one of his students killed
himself two years ago. "He was one of the best students in the class.
Intelligent, respectful. It's sad for me to know he is no longer around."
Leonel added, "I'd rather see them set out to sea. At least in the
Straits of Florida they have a chance, even if remote."
The official Cuban press rarely publishes news of suicides.
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