Exorbitant wine prices in Cuba reflect apartheid policies of island’s dictatorship

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From our Wonders of Apartheid Bureau with some assistance from our Bureau of Socialist Price-Gouging

Castro, Inc. is obviously not interested in providing the bare necessities for Cubans, but it is definitely interested in keeping tourists and foreigners supplied with the finer things in life.

Aaaah, but there’s a special twist in Castro, Inc.’s apartheid supply-and-demand game. To add insult to injury, the oligarchs of Castrogonia not only offer all sorts of products to foreigners that are unavailable for Cubans, but also jack up the prices of these products to ridiculous levels.

Whether or not foreigners on the island are willing to pay ten times more than they should for a bottle of wine is irrelevant. The fact that Castro, Inc. spends money on luxuries that might remain on the shelves of special stores for a long time, but neglects to spend money on basic food items for its population is a monstrous crime.

Welcome to hell on earth. Welcome to a socialist utopia.

loosely translated from Cubanos Por El Mundo

The high prices of food, drinks and other products in Cuba continue to cause discomfort in the Cuban population. On this occasion, through social networks, a Cuban citizen identified as Lisandra Martín denounced the high price of Spanish wines in stores. on MLC on the island, which undoubtedly caused a scandal among Cuban Internet users.

In the images shared by this Cuban, it was observed that Roda I Reserva 2005 wine costs 398.50 MLC on the island, while its price in Spain is 53.10 euros.

According to the images shared by Martín, Viña Tondonia Rioja Wine is in Cuba at 227.50 MLC, and La Faraona wine at 1270.50 MLC, exorbitant prices for the Cuban population.

Lisandra Martín questioned that, on the island, these types of drinks are imported with public money, since Cubans will not be able to buy them.

“How is there going to be money for agriculture, if we continue spending the few financial resources, in stocking the MLC stores, with an impressive amount of products that nobody, absolutely nobody, is going to buy,” said the Antilles.

On the other hand, the woman asserted that the money spent to bring this type of wine and other products to Cuba should be used to encourage Cuban agriculture, which due to the abandonment of the regime is increasingly unproductive.