March 13, 2008

AND FIDEL HAS TO LIVE THROUGH IT:

Cuba removes restrictions on sale of computers and DVD players (Reuters, March 13, 2008)

Cuba has authorized the unrestricted sale of computers and DVD and video players in the first sign that President Raúl Castro is moving to improve Cubans' access to consumer goods.

An internal government memo seen by Reuters on Thursday said the appliances could go on sale immediately, although air conditioners would not be available until next year and toasters not until 2010 because of limited power supplies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 13, 2008 2:43 PM
Comments

Air conditioners will be available next year! Toasters soon afterwards!

When will the economic miracles stop, Paul Krugman?

Posted by: Matt Murphy at March 13, 2008 9:24 PM

Oh, but man the health care is so great there, you don't really need toasters or A/C.

Posted by: darryl at March 13, 2008 9:39 PM

That sound you hear is the watertight compartments imploding.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 14, 2008 6:59 AM
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