Cuba

Women insist on paying in pesos

HAVANA, Cuba, May 14 (Julio Beltrán, Agencia Libre Asociada / www.cubanet.org) – Members of the Latin American Federation of Rural Women (FLAMUR) ate and drank at El Piropo in Havana’s exclusive Vedado district, and refused to pay the bill in hard currency, the only banknotes the restaurant accepts.

When the group offered pesos, part of its “With the Same Money” campaign, the waiter said, “This is a hard currency establishment. You know this money has no value here.”

When he realized the group wouldn’t pay in hard currency, he accepted the pesos and told them never to return.

The group consisted of members Niurka Caridad Ortega and Magaly Urrutia and sympathizer Oscar Sierra.

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