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The two islands of Cuba: Splendor for the elite, starvation for everyone else

As photographer Michael Dweck documented in his book Habana Libre, the elite members of Cuba's ruling class enjoy a life of splendor with bountiful meals, flowing champagne and cocktails, and decadent parties that can last for days.

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For the rest of Cuba's people, however, poverty, misery, and starvation is all they have to look forward to.

Via Pedazos de la Isla:

In Cuba: Long lines, lots of wait and no food (Video)

A new video filmed inside of Cuba by the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) shows the long lines which form throughout the island in order to “receive food”, which many times- as occurs in this video- never appears.  As a result of this shortage, various women turn to the camera to protest.  They are voices of hunger, desperation and discontent.

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