A Cuban protested against the lack of salt in Cuba, which is only available to MSMEs at a price that exceeds 500 pesos.
“There is no more salt! Island surrounded by sea. I don’t remember the last time they sold it for the ‘basic basket’. But, well, if that’s all we suffer…!” complains Havana resident Inés Casal, mother of activist and plastic artist Julio Llópiz-Casal.
“I just bought this imported salt in a private business from a Mypimes, and it cost me 530 CUP (1 pound and 10 ounces),” he added in the post with an image of a Goya salt.
Casal decided to take the matter with a little humor while still criticizing the dangerous situation in which Cubans live.
“According to a friend and former colleague, ‘eating without salt is like tempering a condom.’ Even though I haven’t done it ‘with’ or ‘without’ for several years, I still have good memories, so I agreed with him. NOTE: Don’t think that this is just a joke; my anger is gone. I did it. I do it precisely so that my veins can be cleaned up a bit,” he said.
The lack of salt in Cuba has been a constant in recent months.
In April, the Cuban government reported that a lack of means of transportation is the main reason why the state wineries do not sell salt to Cubans.
In the warehouses of the salt mines in Cuba that month, there were more than 9,500 tons of salt, ready for distribution, but the population had to buy it in the informal market for about 150 pesos. or freely convertible currency (MLC) stores.
However, beyond the fact that the government does not admit any problems with the salt mines, imported salt from other countries, such as Spain,.