FiveThirtyEight: In Cuba, a peso isn't always a peso

With Cuba on the verge of economic change, young Cubans tell us about the complicated two currency system.
1:59 | 06/13/18

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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: In Cuba, a peso isn't always a peso
Cuba's economy has two currencies. Two primary currency the peso has other names to my native Nasional. Cuban peso or simply that the bond. This in currencies the convertible. Cuban government created it in 1990. War. Also remembered it was easy to see who could impact to the US dollars it's one thing is what 25 times Warner and Matthew. To understand what it's like to live with two currencies I'm. Do you earn money and in pesos or group. A lot of and blond how much do you need to live on a month may have laughing their names Kenya and all royal. Cubans receive rations from the recounts and medical care very education. But many of those I spoke to felt limited by what made. Do you think it. One vote I have like I don't know ever have basic Saudi. But he Condit I'm nineties fight from their presence and block things like a bonus. Bands these seats but it must Delis. I don't have any idea. That blue. That is a musician so he gets seventy. Seizes a month but he's a little player with his 700 Cubans that's. As as we now. The blood fit to steal we will slow economy there was no name a month CIA is if if I'm Omega. An omelet but about. People are middle killed blood but it doesn't when the missiles and everyone I met on the streets of oh. It's or muscle problem. Better things would be you have all they want currency.

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