Cuba: Certain Deficiencies

The urgency in Che Guevara's pleas for coexistence reflected Cuba's increasing economic troubles. With something less than his usual cockiness. Fidel Castro announced last week that he was imposing meat rationing on the fertile "Pearl of the Antilles." All housewives must register with neighborhood butchers, who will assign them numbers. When meat arrives, the butcher is supposed to post, by turn, the numbers of housewives who may buy one-half pound per family member. The butchers do not know how often they will get deliveries from the government; the housewives do not know when—or if—their numbers will come up.

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