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    The Cuban government call it "supply booklets". Cubans' « ration booklets » or simply "La libreta ". It is a leveling grant, which enables each p… Read More
    The Cuban government call it "supply booklets". Cubans' « ration booklets » or simply "La libreta ". It is a leveling grant, which enables each people of the island to receive seven pounds of rice [3.15 kg] per month, half a bottle of cooking oil and a piece of bread, a day. Added to this are small amounts of eggs, beans, chicken or fish, spaghetti, brown and white sugar and gas. Cubans have extra rations for special occasions: birthdays cakes or rum and beer for weddings. But the rations are not always available each month. It is said that the number of items and the size of rations decreased during the Castro years. Potatoes, soap, toothpaste, salt, cigarettes and cigars have disappeared. As we can see, these state stores are rather empty. Legend says that Fidel Castro has also his ration card. No one knows if he uses it! Read Less
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