Toilet Paper

Cuban State Media Confirms: Havana Runs Out of Toilet Paper

A Cuban state media outlet confirmed last week that the nation’s capital, Havana, is suffering significant shortages of toilet paper. While the absence of common goods in the communist nation is not uncommon, such acknowledgment of a problem is rare.

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Venezuelan Hotels to Visitors on Holiday: Bring Your Own Toilet Paper

The President of the Chamber of Tourism of Venezuela’s Andean state of Mérida has warned tourists hoping to enjoy the state’s mountain vistas over the Easter holiday that they will have to bring their own soap and toilet paper to Mérida’s hotels.

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