And behold, another edict has been proclaimed by the great, the magnanimous, the benevolent, the munificent, prince raul.
First microwaves go on sale in Cuba
Updated: May 13, 2008 12:51 PM
Cuba’s Communist government has allowed microwave ovens to go on sale to the general public for the first time ever.
Anxious Cubans gathered at an electronics store in Havana to purchase a microwave.
Various models are on sale between $140 and $320.
Microwaves are the latest of a series of measures that new Cuban President Raul Castro has taken to make life easier for ordinary Cubans.
Food, of course, is sold separately—if you can find it and can afford it. And contrary to popular belief, no evidence has been found that cell phones, DVD players, electric bikes, microwave ovens, nor the wondrous and exotic toaster oven, will stop the heinous violations of human rights committed on a daily basis by the prince and his court. Nevertheless, Cubans will now discover the wonders and convenience of boiling water in a microwave.