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Cubas Dual Currency

Are Cuban Lives Better Because We Can Pay for Things With Both Currencies?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In a society with such great economic distortions, paper money has lost the capacity to express the value of merchandise. The illegal market, the massive inflow of remittances, the diversion of resources and the invisible capital of one's political standing, completely alter the valuation of each product.

"Fight for Your Food"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The metaphor reveals a reality that the official media tries to keep hidden: the widespread need to resort to petty crime to survive amid the daily difficulties and excessive government control.