Gap Fill - Cuba Rationing - Level 1


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Cuba says it will ration food and products. It will ration beans, chicken, eggs, rice, soap and other . There is a economic in Cuba and there are many of food. This is because the USA changed how it trades with Cuba. A U.S. embargo makes it for Cuba to buy food. Many people say the cut in fuel to Cuba from Venezuela is the . A crisis in Venezuela means there is a two-thirds cut in to Cuba.

Cuba imports about two-thirds of its food. It spends about $2 billion a on food imports. Cuba can import less food. Many supermarket are empty. People must stand in in shops. The government is rationing to stop buying and keeping food. If people do , there is less food for others. A in Havana said people could not buy than four packets of milk. One shopper said life was "".

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