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The average monthly salary in Cuba rose 17 percent between 2006 and 2011 to the equivalent of $19, the state statistics office said Monday.
That meant the average monthly wage of workers in Cuba, where the Communist-ruled state controls more than 90 percent of the economy, climbed from the equivalent of $16 a month in 2006 to $19 last year, the office said on its website.
Low salaries are a key complaint in the Americas' only one-party Communist regime.
There is a very small salary range from unskilled to highly skilled labor, so a street sweeper might make $17 and a brain surgeon $22 a month.
And those sweats are comfortable but he should know better than to take meetings dressed that way unless he's meeting with athletes or their managers. Some people have no class. But at $19.00 a month he really can't afford class anyway.