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Sat May 11, 2019, 06:03 PM

More Socialist/Marxist Success Stories Cuba begins rationing food



Havana — The Cuban government announced Friday 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.


Díaz 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.

Cuba imports roughly two-thirds of its food at an annual cost of more than $2 billion and brief shortages of individual products have been common for years. In recent months, a growing number of products have started to go missing for days or weeks at a time, and long lines have sprung up within minutes of the appearance of scarce products like chicken or flour.

"The country's going through a tough moment. This is the right response. Without this, there'll be hoarders. I just got out of work and I was able to buy hot dogs," said Lazara García, a 56-year-old tobacco factory worker.

At the Havana shopping center where García bought her hot dogs, cashiers received orders Friday morning to limit powdered milk to four packets per person, sausages to four packs per person and peas to five packets per person.



Limited rationing of certain products has already begun in many parts of the country, with stores limiting the number of items like bottles of cooking oil that a single shopper can purchase. The policy announced by Díaz appears to go further and apply the same standards across the country of 11 million people.

Díaz said chicken will now be sold in limited quantities. Low-priced soap, rice, bean, peas and eggs will now only be sold in limited quantities per person and controlled through the national system of ration books, she said.

Díaz provided a grim series of statistics on food production by the state-run sector, which has found itself struggling to find the cash it needs to pay for basic inputs. She said that in March Cuba produced 900,000 fewer eggs than the 5.7 million needed daily to satisfy national demand. That deficit shrank to 600,000 by mid-April, she said.

The production of pork, the most-consumed meat in Cuba and a normally affordable staple of most people's diets, is hundreds of tons below target.

"Selling limited quantities will lead to equal distribution, so that the greatest number of people can buy the product, and we can avoid hoarding," she said.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cuba-widespread-rationing-staple-foods-due-to-shortages-economic-crisis/

What part of Socialism doesn't work don't you understand? Cuba's Economy only grew at 1% last year, thats only 1/2% less than Obama's. Socialism Sucks Ass

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:07 PM

1. That's what will happen when one's country has their economy choked-off by neocon zealots of the USA

They were doing just fine until the neocon's reestablished in DC. Rest of the world knows this too.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #1)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:14 PM

2. Free Market Capitalism can fix every problem mankind faces


Socialism can't do that

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #1)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:46 PM

5. It's neat when people post shit that proves that they didn't even read the OP...................

"1. That's what will happen when one's country has their economy choked-off by neocon zealots of the USA. They were doing just fine until the neocon's reestablished in DC. Rest of the world knows this too."

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #1)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:49 PM

6. Communist hell hole!

Now we need to create rebellion and hopefully that will work on it's own! If not we need to invade and shut Cuba down! Then wipe away Communism and drop it into the the dust bin of history for Cuba and let them become a vibrant nation again!

Then let Cuban citizens round up all the Communist and Socialist and execute them for the good of Cuba!! Freedom is what always comes after the execution of Communist and Socialists!!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #1)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:18 PM

7. I hadn't realized Chickens, Pigs, Rice and Beans were not indigenous to Cuba and had to be imported

Who knew Cuba has no Farms, no agriculture of its own

I knew fucktard Fidel had ruined the Dairy industry by trying against all advice tom combine dairy and meat herds into one type

The Cuban Government is jazzing up a fake shortage to distract the masses from the real scumbags, the Cuban leadership


The sooner the Cuban leaders are upside down and being mutilated by the masses so much the better

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:23 PM

3. Collectivists always blame someone else when collectivism fails.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:27 PM

4. Equal misery for all

is preferable to them than a society where freedom to determine your own destiny is preferable to equity of outcomes.

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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Reply #4)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:24 PM

8. Not our problem to fix. They aren't fucking with us so let them figure it out.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #8)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:41 PM

9. Us as in russia?

Helping the russians against Germany was not our problem either As Harry Truman said-

If we see that Germany is winning the war, we ought to help Russia; and if that Russia is winning, we ought to help Germany, and in that way let them kill as many as possible. . . "
-Senator Truman 1941

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:56 PM

10. Bolshevik Bernie says it's good to " wait in line for food "

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #10)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:59 PM

11. Especially when you might be on the menu

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Response to Jardinier (Reply #11)

Sat May 11, 2019, 09:23 PM

12. : )

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 10:50 PM

13. I guess the new saying in Cuban prisons will be....

Don't drop the soap!!! It's a rationed product!

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