Cuba delays 500% fuel price hike over 'cybersecurity' incident

February 01, 2024

Drivers queue to fill their tanks at a petrol station in Havana, on January 31, 2024 (YAMIL LAGE)Cuba's government on Wednesday delayed a planned 500 percent surge in the fuel price after a "cybersecurity incident," an economy ministry official said. Economy ministry official Mildrey Granadillo said there had been a "cybersecurity incident ... whose origin has been identified as a virus from abroad." She did not give a new date for the planned increase. "If a taxi cost me... 1,000 pesos, now it might cost me two or three thousand, I don't know." The price of electricity is planned to increase 25 percent on March 1.