[Havana, June 9. Image via Getty]

A Cuban woman asks for food with her ration book at a government store of the kind known as 'Bodegas', June 9, 2009, in Havana. The international economic crisis is forcing the Cuban government to reduce the supply of food, public transport and electricity in all the country, according to government officials. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)