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Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis
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Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis
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Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis
Bymichael weissenstein and andrea rodriguez, associated press
HAVANA — May 10, 2019, 10:41 PM ET

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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2009 file photo, an employee works in a government food store with empty shelves in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban government said, Friday, May 10, 2019, that it will begin rationing chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)

The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis.

Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages of staple foods. She blamed the hardening of the U.S. trade embargo by the Trump administration. Economists give equal or greater blame to a plunge in aid from Venezuela, where the collapse of the state-run oil company has led to a nearly two-thirds cut in shipments of subsidized fuel that Cuba used for power and to earn hard currency on the open market.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wir...s-62970899

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I never quite understood why places with perpetual sun can have trouble.
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Jungles even.
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Shameful psychopathic America slowly destroying countries with economic war..
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-15-2019 09:41 AM)
Shameful psychopathic America slowly destroying countries with economic war..

Restrictions in harbors might just strangle their own supply lines. Theres no easy solution.
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-15-2019 09:10 AM)
I never quite understood why places with perpetual sun can have trouble.

Perpetual sun is great for growing sugar, some fruits and tobacco.
Its not so great for producing things like potatoes, or grains like rice, corn or wheat the big staple items on most peoples menus.
The U.S. is the nearest place that could and would buy the tobacco and sugar, but we have set an embargo on their tobacco and sugar.
We placed huge tariffs and limits on sugar coming through Mexico because Cuba was bypassing the embargo by shipping to Venezuela in the 70s.
Because this drove sugar prices so high, high fructose corn syrup became attractive as a substitute sweetener.
This lead to higher production of corn and corn subsidies to keep sweeteners low in cost.
In places like Mexico they still use real sugar in things like coca cola, and its much cheaper than coca cola here.
This is the insanity of politics.
We cut off our own supply of sugar to make some poor communists suffer in hopes they will host a revolution.
We could have really nice things like organic Cuban cigars and organic sugar raised and harvested the same as it was when pirates were plundering it in the pacific, but no because got to show those commies who is boss, who cares if high fructose corn syrup makes us all obese the commie cartoonists draw us that way anyway.
We should just trade Venezuela and Cuba for some U.S. assets near Russia, then everybody could eat, be happy and not worry about the red slash and whatever the Russians call our assets in Europe.
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-15-2019 09:10 AM)
I never quite understood why places with perpetual sun can have trouble.

Bugs...

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silversides  Wrote: (05-15-2019 10:04 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-15-2019 09:10 AM)
I never quite understood why places with perpetual sun can have trouble.

Bugs...

More food.
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Christ their food is bad enough already.

"Tricky Dicky Ritchy Eldrich is indeed an asshole. You should commit yourself to a monastery and live out your dwindling days milking goats and making foul smelling cheese in some dank basement, wot."
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And yet the morons send thousands of their 'collectivists' to Venezuela to help prop up another dictator, Maduro. Socialism/Communism For The Loss.

I wish both the Cuban AND Venezuelan people could finally overthrow BOTH their dictatorships.

Funny how the commie dictators always seem to starve their people (see N.Korea,etc.).
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hang in there cuba, as soon as we are done "liberating" iran we're coming for you
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Any pics on the recovery effort of Havana after the tornado touch down?
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RE: Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-15-2019 09:58 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-15-2019 09:10 AM)
I never quite understood why places with perpetual sun can have trouble.

Perpetual sun is great for growing sugar, some fruits and tobacco.
Its not so great for producing things like potatoes, or grains like rice, corn or wheat the big staple items on most peoples menus.
The U.S. is the nearest place that could and would buy the tobacco and sugar, but we have set an embargo on their tobacco and sugar.
We placed huge tariffs and limits on sugar coming through Mexico because Cuba was bypassing the embargo by shipping to Venezuela in the 70s.
Because this drove sugar prices so high, high fructose corn syrup became attractive as a substitute sweetener.
This lead to higher production of corn and corn subsidies to keep sweeteners low in cost.
In places like Mexico they still use real sugar in things like coca cola, and its much cheaper than coca cola here.
This is the insanity of politics.
We cut off our own supply of sugar to make some poor communists suffer in hopes they will host a revolution.
We could have really nice things like organic Cuban cigars and organic sugar raised and harvested the same as it was when pirates were plundering it in the pacific, but no because got to show those commies who is boss, who cares if high fructose corn syrup makes us all obese the commie cartoonists draw us that way anyway.
We should just trade Venezuela and Cuba for some U.S. assets near Russia, then everybody could eat, be happy and not worry about the red slash and whatever the Russians call our assets in Europe.

They could put shadw over the crops?
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Piqljkdk
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"hoarders."
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