From our Meditation of the Day bureau:
Take a good look at this photo, sent from Cuba via email.
This is the only daily bread you can get if you work for Castro, Inc. (and, of course, everyone in Cuba works for Castro, Inc.).
One puny roll per day, and it costs you five cents.
The weight can vary, but the quality doesn’t. Most often, it’s stale.
Oh, there are other loaves you can purchase, yes, but these cost between 5 and 10 pesos, and most Cuban families can’t afford to spend so much for their daily bread.
The average Cuban salary is 687 pesos per month, about $25 dollars.
So, if you want to buy a loaf of higher quality bread every day, you will have to spend between 150 to 300 pesos, which equals roughly 25% to 50% of your salary.
Welcome to socialist paradise!
Photo and information courtesy of Martha Beatriz Roque and Agustin Figueroa Galindo.