In Cuba: Business, not as usual

Castro revolution in transition as more learn joy, toils of keeping profits

Posted: December 15, 2013 at 2:57 a.m.

Mabel Perez, 38, arranges a garment for display at an open-air market that specializes in clothing in Havana, Cuba, on Dec. 5. While the free market is still limited in Cuba, it is starting to alter lives and reshape social attitudes.

As more and more Cubans go into business for themselves under President Raul Castro’s economic reforms, the ethos of capitalism is increasingly seeping into the island’s daily life — often in stark conflict with fundamental tenets of the Cuban Revolution.

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Business, Pages 67 on 12/15/2013


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