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Food Shortages, COVID-19, and Instagram: The Driving Forces Behind the Cuba Protests

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In a video posted to YouTube in February, a teenager named Alita panned her camera in a Havana grocery store to show aisle after aisle of neatly stacked, identical yellow bottles of cooking oil-and not much else.
“Oil, oil, oil, oil,” she says behind her mask, laughing at the absurdity. “Since they didn't have anything else they said, ‘Let's put out all the oil we have'...but I need something to fry in it. I don't know what we'll do. I guess we'll fry air.” Large refrigerated sections of the supermarket were all completely bare. “Oil, water, rum, and salt,” her mother said with resigned...
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