American Chicken for Cuban Christmas / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 23 December 2016 — Against all odds, two
years after the beginning of the diplomatic thaw between the governments
of Cuba and the United States, trade between the two countries has
diminished. The Island bought 21% less food from its northern neighbor
in the first four months of this year, compared to the same period in 2015.
However, this Christmas Cubans have seen frozen chicken Made in the USA
reappear in the network of state markets, a product in high demand amid
rising prices for domestic meat. Many have decided to change the
traditional pork menu that families eat on December 31 for a plate with
breast, thighs or wings.
Imports of US poultry fell by half between January and April 2016 in
contrast to last year. Hence, consumers have received happily the news
about the recent supply, though they fear the quantity of this yuma
(American) product will decline further with the arrival of Donald Trump
at the White House.
Source: American Chicken for Cuban Christmas / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata –
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