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Food Shortages in Cuba

In Cuba Paying a Few More Cents for Lunch... Hurts

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The internal Cuban economy suffers from a weakness such that the slightest price increase for a pound of steak or butter is enough to disrupt our fragile commercial framework. A few centavos added to the price of a food sends the thermometer of daily anxiety upward.

Macrobiotics in Cuba? Only for El Comandante

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In a country where the greatest question people ask is "what will I eat today?", the publication of the Fidel Castro's macrobiotic diet came as a bucket of cold water.

Cubans Facing Rising Food Prices

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

With an ever shrinking culinary culture, most stoves know only recipes for fried foods. Hence, pork fat, or buttery liquids prove essential in our daily lives.

The Country of Long Shadows

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There are two men on the corner. One is wearing an earphone while the other peers into the door of a building. All the neighbors know perfectly well w...

Even Rice and Beans Are Disappearing From Our Plates

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Several years ago I met a young woman about to travel outside the country for the first time. She had so many doubts about what she would find on the...