[Havana, November 4. Image via Getty]

TO GO WITH AFP STORY A Cuban woman waits with her ration book in hand to buy at a governmental food store in Havana on November 4, 2009. Since 1963, Cubans have been using a ration book system established by the Government for an egalitarian distribution of subsidized items, but lately โ€” though at higher prices โ€” many products are being sold freely. AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO ROQUE (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)