Transport in Cuba is increasingly complicated and expensive. Few buses run on the streets and the ones that can be seen are full of people, making it impossible for many to use them.

This is just one of the effects of the fuel crisis on the island, which seems to be getting worse by the day.

Most petrol stations are empty and where there is fuel, the queues are endless. Officials at Cuba’s state-owned oil company recognize the scale of the problem.

For the past two decades, Cuba has been dependent on Venezuelan oil. But now Cuba is turning to its new allies: Russia and Mexico. Since November, the island has imported at least five shipments of fuel from Moscow.

The crisis affects ordinary Cubans, but also those who decide to visit the island with dollars in their pocket. In its speech, as always, the regime questions the American sanctions.

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