Cuba has announced it is rationing staple foods and hygiene products due to shortages which it partly blames on the tightening of a trade embargo imposed by the United States.
Faced with a grave economic crisis, the Cuban government says it will control and ration the sales of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other essential items.
Communist leaders say rationing will prevent shortages and stop Cubans from hoarding goods to sell on the black market.
Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.
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