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Cuba to World: Pass the TP

This stinks: “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,” according to the Associated Press. Battered by the financial crisis and three hurricanes, Cuba has had to cut its imports by 20 percent. Though Cuba makes some of its own toilet paper, it also must import some. “The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be an important importation of toilet paper," said a state official. The shipment will allow Cuba "to supply this demand that today is presenting problems.”