Like manna from heaven, the edicts continue to make their way down from the throne of the great and munificent, prince raul. In his monarchy’s latest proclamation, the unsparing master of Cuba has reached deep down into his royal bag of munificence to bestow upon his loyal servants the promise of one—and only one—majestic currency.
“The [Cuban] government’s policy is to eliminate the dual currency, which to some extent hurts the country’s self-esteem, but we need a minimum quantity of monetary reserves for a normal exchange rate, prices and wages reform and greater economic efficiency,” he [the head of the Cuban parliament’s economic commission, Osvaldo Martinez] said.
In his boundless magnanimity, the prince assures his serfs that as soon as he and his royal court have sufficient treasure to ensure the security of the royal lineage, he will raise his regal hand and decree the end of the dual currency. In the meantime, the people of Cuba must wait patiently; there is only so much one prince can do—even one as munificent as raul.