April 24, 2014

Cuba Is Running Out of Condoms

Anna Newby, Slate

The Associated Press

Cubans have grown accustomed to shortages. From food staples to energy to toilet paper, basic goods regularly become unavailable due to the island’s isolation from key international markets.

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