Chicken , sugar ,and black beans are under price control and are no longer viable for the farmers to produce. It costs more than they are allowed to make.
Chicken is going into other products such as soup and CAT food which are not price controlled.
Sugar is being sent to other countries,and white sugar is controlled. So it makes more money for the growers to sell molasses and brown sugar.
Black beans are also controlled as it is a staple so the growers are swithching to red beans.
Chicken is more available at the government store, MERCAL. B ut have LOOOONG lines.
There is a joke in spanish. What animal has the longest "tail" (cola, which also translates as a line) in the world?The answer is... Chicken at the government stores!!
I noticed a lot of little things we used to splurge on at Christmas were missing this year. Due to the drop in importations..
I expect we will see more of this.