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Daily Archives: February 25, 2008

Cubans Hope for More Self-Employment

Cubans Hope for More Self-Employment
Feb 22, 2008 3:20 AM (1 day ago) By WILL WEISSERT, AP

HAVANA (Map, News) – Juan Bautista Gonzalez's living room was already
crowded with customers when still more shuffled in, clutching gold
necklaces with broken clasps and bent rhinestone earrings. He knew he
would be skipping lunch again.

"If someone comes with a job,… Continue reading

Cuba's new openness: People talking publicly about economy, personal expression

Cuba's new openness: People talking publicly about economy, personal
expression
By Doreen Hemlock | Havana Bureau
February 21, 2008

It felt like a different country.

Back in Cuba after eight months away, I found the mood had changed to a
new openness.

People were saying publicly what they'd only whispered privately before.
And many urged far-reaching solutions to daily problems… Continue reading