Cuba is running on empty. Starting in April, Cuban gas stations will only sell premium grade gasoline to tourists and government vehicles. The reason is the fuel crunch going on in Venezuela, one of Cuba's main trading partners.
Venezuelans are being faced with crippling gasoline shortages amid mounting problems for the country's oil industry. It's a source of frustration in a country that has the largest crude oil reserves in the world.
Venezuelan socialist leader Nicolas Maduro has raised the cost of heavily subsidized gasoline, calling it a "necessary measure." The subsidy has been in place since 1989, when hundreds were killed protesting fuel prices.
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