The virtual store SuperMarket23, which sells basic necessities, especially food, at prohibitive prices for Cubans, announced to its customers that a fuel shortage that the regime blamed on suppliers’ non-compliance with deliveries had hit its homes. Delivery service has been affected.
According to a notice that appears when accessing the website of the market, “temporarily and for fuel reasons we have to travel to the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Camagüey, Holguin, Las Tunas, Sancti Spiritus, Guantanamo, Cienfuegos and Villa New orders will not be received. Clara”.
But then he clarifies that “the orders that have already been given to these provinces will be distributed.”
The notice ends by saying “We will restore service as soon as conditions permit. Some dairy products continue to be sold for the municipality of Santa Clara.”
After a telephone inquiry from DIARIO DE CUBA, SuperMarket23 customer service clarified that the deliveries in Havana are from Monday to Friday and the timing depends on the suppliers and distributors who guarantee the delivery.
“If you order more than one product, some may be delivered from different locations, and therefore arrive at different times,” he said.
The gasoline and diesel crisis, exacerbated since April and responsible for endless queues at the country’s gas stations, has caused a semi-paralysis of transport, the suspension of face-to-face classes and a government-controlled sale to private drivers.
SuperMarket23, linked to Cuban regime landmark Guillermo García Friis, is one of more than 20 businesses of its kind that sell products to expatriates for their relatives in Cuba that are not visible in the island’s physical markets .
Although other markets of its type consulted by Diario de Cuba do not mention restrictions on delivery, when entering the online stores they all warn that they only show products that are delivered to the province and municipality you have selected. Can be delivered in, which varies. According to the logistics of each place.
For example, Alavao, which offers delivery in Havana in less than 24 hours, is hiring electric motorcycle owners as delivery drivers. This, was announced on his social networks when the scenario with fuel worsened.
In Catapulca’s case, Cuban-American Hugo Cancio, very close to the Havana regime, and whose profile has been expanding in recent months and today still includes selling imported high-end cars on the island, maintains deliveries in selected municipalities. Of the 15 Cuban provinces.
As the Diario de Cuba demonstrated, while the fuel crisis puts an even greater burden on Cubans’ daily lives, the regime continues to sell part of the oil it receives without interruption, despite blaming suppliers for the current situation.
According to the VesselFinder website, between April 14 – exactly the day that Díaz-Canal announced that “we have about half the gasoline that Cuba consumes daily” because “the countries that have something to supply us with gasoline There are commitments, they are going. Through complicated energy situations and not being able to fulfill the commitments they made” – and on May 10, a dozen ships with fuel arrived at the port.
Likewise, virtual stores offer island and imported products, starting with milk and meat, which are not available in stores because of the embargo, according to Havana. But they are intended for those who pay from abroad, in foreign currency and with delivery almost throughout the national territory.