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    Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

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    HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba, in the grip of a serious economic crisis, is running short of toilet paper and may not get sufficient supplies until the end of the year, officials with state-run companies said on Friday.
    Officials said they were lowering the prices of 24 basic goods to help Cubans get through the difficulties provoked in part by the global financial crisis and three destructive hurricanes that struck the island last year.
    Cuba's financial reserves have been depleted by increased spending for imports and reduced export income, which has forced the communist-led government to take extraordinary measures to keep the economy afloat.
    "The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be an important importation of toilet paper," an official with state conglomerate Cimex said on state-run Radio Rebelde.
    The shipment will enable the state-run company "to supply this demand that today is presenting problems," he said.
    Cuba both imports toilet paper and produces its own, but does not currently have enough raw materials to make it, he said.
    Something smells in Cuba. Good thing they have palm leaves. Anyone have ideas for a solution to this problem?
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    Re: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    They can use their hand and water, like the other 80% of the world.

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    Re: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    But wait! The WHO said they have better health care!

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    Re: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    But wait! The WHO said they have better health care!
    As long as they wash their hands good, what does toilet paper have to do with health care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    As long as they wash their hands good, what does toilet paper have to do with health care?
    Basic sanitation has nothing to do with health care?
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    Re: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    Next thing you know they won't even have a pot to piss in.

    Ah, the glories of communism!

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    Re: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    As long as they wash their hands good, what does toilet paper have to do with health care?
    Cholera
    Hepatitis
    Dysentery

    Other than that, not too much.

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    Re: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    Toilet paper isn't everything, but everthing is toilet paper.
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    Re: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

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    Something smells in Cuba. Good thing they have palm leaves. Anyone have ideas for a solution to this problem?
    The words corn cob come to mind.

    Nah, I hope they're able to get what they need to either make their own or import the finished product. I can't imagine doing without it.




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    Re: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    We are really spoiled (says prayer of thanks for this fact )

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper]Toilet paper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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