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Farmer fined week's salary and peanut bars seized

Farmer fined week’s salary and peanut bars seized

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, November 14 (Niurvys Díaz Remond, Cubanacán Press / www.cubanet.org) – Farmer Guillermo Casabuena Montesinos was fined 60 pesos – the equivalent of an average workman’s salary for a week – for allegedly planning to illegally sell 56 peanut bars he intended to give as gifts to friends and relatives.

Casabuena Montesinos was stopped by authorities when he alighted from a bus, which had brought him last week from the small town of Corralillo, and his possessions were searched.

The authorities seized the peanuts bars which he had prepared from a crop of peanuts he had cultivated and fined him for selling them without a license.

He protested that they were gifts for friends and relatives he planned to visit in Santa Clara.

“When I asked for s receipt for the peanut bars, I was told that one was not necessary, that they now had possession of them,” he said.

Casabuena Montesinos is a member of the dissident Democratic Christian Movement.

http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y05/nov05/21e10.htm

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