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October 13, 1998, Cuba Free Press.

CUBANS IN EASTERN PROVINCE FIND FISH VERY SCARCE By Margarita Yero, Cuba Free Press.

SANTIAGO - For the past two moths, few people in this eastern province of Oriente have obtained their allotted ration of fish. The government has been unable to fulfill even the meager quotas on the ration card. Reasons have not been disclosed; the fish dont reach the internal commerce stores.

According to the government regulations, each consumer is allowed eight ounces of fish every 15 days. But since July, there has not been even one such skinny fish.

The ordinary person has no access to other sea food unless he or she has plenty of pesos or US dollars so as to buy it in the "parallel private stores." In such places are found large red snappers, king fish and grouper, at prices out of rach of most "Santiagueros," i.e., residents of Santiago.

Margarita Yero, Cuba Free Press,


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