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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Photos of Camilo Cienfuegos and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, two of the leaders of Cuba's revolution, hang on the walls of the state shop Frutas Selectas (Select Fruits) in the city of Holguin. Also displayed is a large poster with the slogan, "Select Fruits: the choicest of the tropics."

What is missing, though, are any actual fruits for sale, or for that matter any food products at all.

Despite this, long queues form outside, with people waiting expectantly for the shop to open to sell anything at all.

"We have queued for two days waiting to . . .

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