Cuba

Subsidized potatoes dropped from ration book

HAVANA, Cuba, Nov. 4 (Leafar Pérez, www.cubanet.org) – The government has eliminated potatoes from from the subsidized basket of food purchased under the ration card in the capital.

Before the change, effective Nov. 1, residents could buy four pounds of subsidized potatoes. Now, they cost 150 percent more than they did before.

The government has given signs that it would like to eventually eliminate the ration card.

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