Cuba is currently grappling with a dire fuel shortage, plunging drivers and farmers into a state of frustration and uncertainty. As they endure lengthy queues that stretch for days or even weeks.
Rosa Lopez lights a charcoal stove to boil sweet potatoes and prepare scrambled eggs with tomatoes for her grandchildren, amid a gas shortage in Mariel, Cuba.
Rosa Lopez´s groceries, which she bought at the market, lay on a table at her home, amid a gas shortage in Mariel, Cuba. It has been more than a month since any cooking gas has been delivered to Mariel, so she cooks over a wood-burning oven and the overall lack of gasoline for transportation has made the price of food rise.
Farm workers carry a tank of fresh milk to deliver it to a government store, known as a "bodega," in San Nicolas, Cuba. The ongoing fuel shortage on the island has worsened an ongoing food and medicine shortage in the country´s interior.
Farm workers wait in line to refuel their tractors on the highway to Pinar del Rio, Guanajay, Cuba.
A farm worker sleeps under a truck while waiting in line to refuel his tractor, on the highway to Pinar del Rio, Guanajay, Cuba.
Surunvey Gonzalez poses for a photo at the government subsidized store, or "bodega," where she picked up her ration of bread in San Nicolas, Cuba.
Rosa Lopez poses next to her refrigerator before preparing a meal for her grandchildren, amid a gas shortage in Mariel, Cuba.
People with suitcases walk along a highway in search of a bus or taxi in Catalina de Guines, Cuba. Cuba has been restricting fuel sales amid a gas shortage.
A commuter vehicle is full of people on a highway where the shadows of people with luggage are cast as they wait for an available taxi or bus near Catalina de Guines, Cuba.
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