Cuba lifts tariffs and restrictions on private food and medicines imports

Travelers arriving in Cuba will be unrestrictedly allowed to bring in food, toiletries and medicines as of next week, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced on Wednesday, at a time of critical shortages and social unrest that triggered an unprecedented wave of protests across the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The exceptional measure, urgently passed by a Ministry of Finance and Prices resolution, will come into force next Monday and run until at least December 31, announced the number two of Miguel Díaz-Canel's executive.

The announcement comes after a series of protests in several of the country's localities, the largest in 60 years, in which part of demonstrators expressed their dissatisfaction with the government for the shortage of food, toiletries and medicines, as well as other issues such as power outages and lack of freedoms.

Cuba's current legislation on baggage imports . . .

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