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  • ...nothing to do with that,” said the woman from Las Tunas province, defending herself. According to her, her business was to sell rice, sugar, and contraband cigarettes she bought on the black market, instead of the products sent by the state for “free...
    pl@... Jul 13, 2017
  • ...history of the Western Hemisphere. With the "Agrarian Reform" the production of foodstuffs basic to the Cuban diet tanked: meat, rice, milk, vegetables, fruits and vegetables. From nearly seven million heads of cattle in 1958 for six million inhabitants (one cow...
    pl@... Jul 12, 2017
  • ...eight years in prison for embezzlement. “I had nothing to do with that,” she said. Her own business scheme consisted of selling rice, sugar and smuggled cigarettes, which she bought on the black market, instead of selling the products sent by the state for sale...
    pl@... Jul 2, 2017
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  • ...quantities and type of subsidized products Currently, an adult Cuban receives monthly from the ration stores about 7 pounds of rice, 4 pounds of sugar, one pint of soybean oil, one packet of mixed coffee (that is coffee mixed with fillers such as dried peas...
    pl@... Jul 1, 2017
  • ...not a huge amount of change, and to the extent there has been change, it’s been of the self-defeating variety,” said Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser. “What’s been happening is not that the administration is undoing President Obama’s...
    pl@... Jun 27, 2017
  • ...son costosísimos y no se venden en Cuba. No obstante, existen grupos que llevan un montón de años tocando bien, como Zeus y Rice and Beans. En otros lares serían multimillonarios, superestrellas del rock. A pesar de todo y el rechazo oficial, los rockeros...
    pl@... Jun 21, 2017
  • ...and our host is dressed like a traditional farmer. In between a stunning red kidney bean soup and unpretentious platters full of rice, pork, cabbage, shrimp, chicken and plantains, we learn that Guilarte is a painter and empty nester with two daughters and two...
    pl@... Jun 21, 2017
  • ...the equivalent of a year and a half’s salary for the average worker. What are the humble left with? A ration of seven pounds of rice and five pounds of sugar, twenty ounces of dried beans, one small bread roll per day and half a kilogram of chicken per month...
    pl@... Jun 15, 2017
  • ...about a $300 million share of that, mostly in poultry. We sold them about $30 million each of soybeans and corn.” While no U.S. rice was sold to in 2014 “if you look at it historically, we used to sell a lot to Cuba. In 2014, of that $1.9 billion in Cuban imports...
    pl@... Jun 13, 2017
  • ...y de provincias, estuviéramos al tanto de Zbigniew Brzezinski, Herny Kissinger, Madeleine Allbright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Cyrus Vance, Mijaíl Gorbachov, Boris Yeltsin, Eduard Shevardnadze, Lech Walesa, Karol Wojtyla, Václav Havel, Deng Xiaoping y...
    pl@... Jun 10, 2017