In an online world, Cuba remains a stand-in-line societyEnglish World poor peasants FOOD BANKS line ups...!!!
Venezuela cubanised line ups...!!!
By Nick Miroff May 31 at 8:20 PM
HAVANA — As one of Havana’s largest state-run retail hubs, the Supermercado 3ra y 70 is the communist government equivalent of a Target or Wal-Mart, created as a one-stop shopping center. It was designed, quite possibly, by sadists.
Customers with long shopping lists face no fewer than seven places to stand in line. One for butter. Another for cooking oil. A third for toothpaste. And so on.
“¿El último?” (“Are you the last person in line?” ) a man asked, arriving at the end of a slow-moving queue for cheese. This reporter nodded.
Long lines — at the bank, the bus stop or the bodega where government rations are distributed — are a fact of daily Cuban life, as inescapable as the heat or the music.
By MICHAEL COOPER
Published: July 29, 2009
Struggling to meet a demand for food that spiked with the unemployment rate, some food pantries have had to turn away people seeking help. Others are packing a little less food into each shopping bag they give out. But recently the nation’s food banks received a $100 million windfall of extra food, as part of the federal stimulus law
...line upps for food by the poor or not so poor, is not of CUBA only...!
Really a human disgrace...! Like if they were refugees or in a War zone...!