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The Cuban government announced Friday it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages of staple foods.
Díaz blamed the hardening of the U.S. trade embargo by the Trump administration. Economists give equal or greater blame to a plunge in aid from Venezuela, where the collapse of the state-run oil company has led to a nearly two-thirds cut in shipments of subsidized fuel that Cuba used for power and to earn hard currency on the open market.
So Much For That Idea
In a referendum last week, the idea that vagrancy should be legalized was shot down by a resounding 83 percent of Denver voters.
That Cup Is No Longer Full
Massachusetts Democrats were more than happy to donate to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) reelection campaign in 2018. But according to an analysis by the Boston Globe, only a fraction of those donors are contributing to Warren’s presidential campaign so far.