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Milk from the state - Relying on Cuba's ration book

Milk from the state: Relying on Cuba's ration book
30 October 2015 Last updated at 23:01 GMT

Earlier this week, the UN passed a vote overwhelmingly rejecting the US
embargo of Cuba. Now that the US has gone about normalising diplomatic
relations with Cuba, experts wonder how long the embargo will last.
For Cubans, the embargo has meant many products simply aren't available
on the island and they have to rely instead on the state ration book.
Set up shortly after Fidel Castro took power in 1959, the ration book
includes a modest quota of basic goods such as cooking oil, rice and
powdered milk.
Will Grant met one couple who depend on the ration book to survive. They
fear its demise amid the economic changes taking place in Cuba.
Additional editing by Olivia Lace-Evans

Source: Milk from the state: Relying on Cuba's ration book - BBC News -

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