Rationed Products for Havana (Jan. 13-19)

Many elderly Cubans depend on the rationed food items. Photo: Juan Suarez.

HAVANA TIMES —Here is the list of the products available to Havana residents with their ration book during the week of January 13-19.

Chicken: (one pound for consumers over 14 and also for those persons under doctor’s prescription). Distribution concludes in the municipality of Playa, and begins in Cerro.

Ground Beef: (one pound for children between 0 and 13 years). Distribution concludes in Arroyo Naranjo and continues in Diez de Octubre, Cotorro, Habana Vieja and Guanabacoa.

Mortadela: (a half pound for all consumers). Distribution concludes in Boyeros, Centro Habana and La Lisa. Distribution continues in La Habana del Este, and Regla and begins in Plaza.

Eggs: (5 per consumer and for those under doctor´s prescription). Distribution ends in Diez de Octubre and beings in Boyeros and Playa.

Chicken for Fish: (11 ounces per consumer).  Likewise, 6 lbs. of frozen fish with heads and tail for those with medical prescriptions. Distribution concludes in La Habana Vieja, San Miguel and continues in Centro Habana, Arroyo Naranjo and Cotorro.

Additional eggs at the “liberated” price of 1.10 pesos are available at the network of state mini-markets and butchers.

The sale of wheat flour continues at the mini-market network.  Personal hygiene products are for sale at the neighborhood “bodega”, supermarkets and other selected sales points.

Non-rationed matches and plastic bags are for sale for 1.00 peso.
Source: the Havana Provincial Marketing Enterprise

16 thoughts on “Rationed Products for Havana (Jan. 13-19)

  • January 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Do this : “Killing Hope ” website and review the 54 U.S. interventions listed and tell me how many were for the purpose of establishing democracy ?
    Or go to any site you can find that lists all the interventions by the U.S and list those done to restore or establish democratic elections rather than overthrow them.
    Then tell me how it is that in the case of Cuba alone, establishing free elections has suddenly, after 100 years of consistent foreign policies and actions to the exact opposite ,become of interest to the government of the USA .
    The central purpose of U.S. foreign policy has been to prevent socialism i.e. DEMOCRATIC economies since the U.S. -European of the Soviet Union in 1918 and before the Soviets became a totalitarian ( non-communist, non-socialist state .
    The unilateral declaration of the temporarily divided Vietnam to be two separate countries by the U.S. in 1954-56 was made to prevent the free elections scheduled by the Vietnamese-French peace agreement and in which President Eisenhower said Ho Chi Minh would get 80% of that free vote. ( Much as that same percentage of American colonialists would have voted to be independent of England)
    Nope , sorry, that official U.S State Department line about establishing democracy and gaining restitution for seized properties are simply cover stories to mask naked aggression and imperialism .
    You should learn from history
    The economic war on the people of Cuba is simply a continuation of that log-standing policy.

  • January 15, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I am an anarchist: a democrat and hardly a Bolshevik .
    You can Google up the information on Cuba being the only Latin American country without childhood malnutrition and not have to resort to erroneously calling me a liar .
    I may , on occasion be in error but I do not lie; say things are true when I know they are not nor do I have to ..

  • January 15, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Tilapia are raised in farms all over the world and this most likely is what you got.
    The fish are flash frozen, each filet is individually wrapped and it’s a mild , sweet fish and adaptable that lends itself to frying , baking or broiling .
    I had baked stuffed tilapia for dinner last night that was raised in Panama and have caught tilapia at fish farms in Jamaica.
    The Vietnamese are undercutting the price of U.S farm-raised tilapia much as Vietnamese, Chinese and Bangladeshi workers undercut all U.S producers in the clothing business.
    It is not surprising that tilapia grown very inexpensively in Vietnam is replacing the more expensive to catch species eaten at a great many seaside restaurants around the world .
    This is the fish of the future.

  • January 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    There is nothing in my metaphor about the US wanting to restore democracy in Cuba. The point was to make clear that when one person takes the property of another, it is absurd to expect the one who was robbed to turn around and do business with him again.

    As you well know, one of the conditions for lifting the embargo is for Cuba to negotiate the reimbursement of seized assets. So if as you say, the Cuban gov’t has offered to do so too, then why don’t they get down to business?

    Oh right. Because the other condition is for Cuba to hold free and fair elections, something the Castro regime will never do.

  • January 15, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Hahaha! I once had sugar packets from Brazil for my coffee in a restaurant inside the Havana Libre Hotel. I suppose many times it is cheaper for these tourists destinations to use imported food products than it is to wade through the bureaucracy and corruption to purchase locally processed food. Sad testimony to the inefficiency of the Cuban system.

  • January 15, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Interestingly enough, at the resort we went to, they told us that the fish we eat is from Vietnam!!!! Not local Cuban fish. Wow. Totally weird. Does anyone have any more information on this?

  • January 14, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    You wasted a lot of time posting that rubbish .
    If you review 99% of all past U.S interventions in the last 100 years you will note that they all had to do with maintaining capitalism and also usually propping up a dictator .
    To tell me that Cuba is somehow the exception to that long-standing policy is to be blind to historical fact.
    Second , when American-owned companies in Cuba paid their taxes previous to the revolution they paid based on what the companies themselves said they were worth and cheated the Cuban people out of a ton of money for decades .
    After the revolution had confiscated those properties , the Cubans offered to reimburse those owners based on what those owners claimed were the values of those properties when they paid their taxes. .
    That seems fair enough to me.

  • January 14, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    To bad your Christ head was a megalomaniac.
    I wont bothger
    Do please come back and post when you’re sober.

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