Cuba runs out of toilet paper

| 11/08/2009

(Telegraph): It has survived an economic blockade for almost 50 years but Cuba has finally been laid low by a key shortage: lavatory paper. The state-run company that manufactures the island’s supply has warned that the economic crisis and a series of devastating hurricanes has left it unable to guarantee it will be able to produce or import sufficient supplies again until the end of the year. "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 spokesman for the state conglomerate Cimex. The shipment will enable the state-run company "to supply this demand that today is presenting problems", he added.

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