‘It’s crazy!’ Cubans face exorbitant prices as they return to bars and restaurants
13 October 2021 | 6:25 am
Two weeks after the reopening of restaurants and bars in Havana and seven other provinces across the country, Cubans are surprised by the considerable increase in the prices of food and beverages.
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Cubans giver their views a day after unprecedented protests took place against the communist government and the country's president Miguel Diaz-Canel.
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Food prices in Nigeria are rising at the fastest pace in 15 years as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc in Africa's biggest economy.
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Hundreds of union members in Quito, Ecuador, hit the streets to protest against an increase in fuel prices.
The Cuban government distributes food donated by other countries as the island deals with severe food and medicine shortages amid its worst economic crisis in 30 years.
In one of Nigeria's most important agricultural regions, farmers are avoiding tending their fields. They fear clashes with nomads. This is driving up food prices across Nigeria.
For two months, Yunior Consuegra, 24, has been locked up along with hundreds of others arrested at historic anti-government protests in Cuba on July 11. His mother, Mayda Yudit Sotolongo, has seen him only once, and is beside herself with worry.
In a bid to tackle soaring energy prices, Spain's government is to cut taxes on electricity and claw back billions of euros in what the prime minister has described as "excess profits". The cost to Spanish consumers has risen by 35 percent in the past year, as wholesale price rises have been passed on to households. Also today, we look at the situation of European economies ahead of the State of the Union address by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Cubans in the capital Havana express their joy at returning to the beach, after nearly 300 days banned from doing so because of coronavirus restrictions.
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