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Cuba Blames Trump for Bread, Egg, Meat, and Rice Shortages Before New Year

Cuba’s second-in-command, President Miguel Díaz-Canel, issued remarks Sunday blaming “the impact of the embargo, which has strengthened under the Trump administration,” for nationwide shortages of bread, eggs, and other basic good as Cubans prepare to celebrate the new year and the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.

It is not uncommon in Cuba -- regularly hit with shortages on staples including fruit, butter, milk and beer -- for a trader to buy a large stock of food to resell it at a higher retail price