Isolated Cuba runs out of toilet paper
PTI 12 August 2009, 01:09am IST
LONDON: Tissue is now an issue in Cuba. Yes, the isolated island nation,
which has survived economic sanctions for nearly 50 years, has finally
been laid low by a key shortage of lavatory paper.
State-run company Cimex, which manufactures lavatory paper, has warned
that the global economic meltdown as well as a series of devastating
hurricanes have hit the production and it may not even be able to import
sufficient supplies till the end of the year, the Daily Telegraph reported.
"The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year
there will be an important importation of toilet paper," a spokesman for
Cimex was quoted by the British newspaper as saying.
Cuba both imports lavatory paper and produces its own, but does not
currently have enough raw materials to make it, he said, adding the
shipment will enable the state-run company "to supply this demand that
today is presenting problems".
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The Times of India (12 August 2009)