How Cuba survived its oil crisis
"Try to image an airplane suddenly losing its engines. It was really a crash" - this is how Jorge Mario, a Cuban economist, explains the period when Cuba lost 80% of its oil after the Soviet Union collapsed.
It was a crash that put Cuba into a state of shock. There were frequent blackouts in its oil-fed electric power grid, up to 16 hours per day. The average daily caloric intake in Cuba dropped by a third.
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