It seems U.S. sanctions aren’t hindering the communist Castro dictatorship from flooding capitalist markets with cheap beer while all Cubans get from the socialist revolution are shortages, bad quality, and price gouging.
Is this the fault of the blockade? Bucanero beer sold 3 for 1 Euro in Spain
While the Cuban government continues to blame all the country’s shortages and dysfunction on the U.S. embargo, it does not appear to affect exports in any way at all.
On May 11, a Facebook user posted to a group how the Cuban beer “Bucanero” is being sold in Spain (under the brand Cubanero) and shared a photo of the product being offered for sale.
“Friends, Bucanero is finally available, but because of the blockade you’ll have to go to Spain to buy it. They’re selling it 3 for 1 Euro,” said the user with irony.
The discovery sparked discussions about not only how food on the island — or in this case beverages — can get overseas without any problems, but also regarding prices.
This was because while Cubans have to overpay for practically any product they consume, the same products in other countries are sold at incredibly affordable prices.
In this case, Bucanero beer is being sold 3 cans for 1 Euro, the equivalent of $1.21 In Cuba meanwhile, one beer alone is sold at that price and even twice that.
Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.