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Cubans Recall the Proclamation of the Socialist Nature of the Revolution

Thousands of Havana residents, representing the Cuban people, attended on Friday the rally held on the corner of 23rd and 12th streets of the city’s Vedado neighborhood, where Commander in Chief Fidel Castro proclaimed 49 years ago the socialist nature of the Revolution. Read More

Limited self-employment is a positive step

Excerpts from an editorial in the Los Angeles Times dealing with the unannounced liberalization of some retail services. For background, read our April 12 blog item "Barbershops, beauty shops can be leased by employees..." Read More

Cuba expands its limited free-market experiment

In a shift driven by necessity, the Cuban  government is divesting itself of small state-run barbershops and beauty shops, turning wage earners into entrepreneurs in return for 15% of revenue. Read More

Agriculture becoming more efficient in Cuba

The Cuban government has asked for more efficient agriculture to cut its annual food imports. Read More

Restoration for cultural heritage to be valued

Eusebio Leal Spengler, director of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, highlighted in this city the importance of the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage for new generations. Read More

Random audits will help combat corruption

The office of the Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR) will carry out at least 750 surprise audits of unnamed companies nationwide "to halt labor indiscipline, crimes and corruption," the official media revealed Monday. Read More

Rerouting' of fuel is a serious concern

Cubans have a novel way to cheat the government out of thousands of gallons of gasoline, the daily Granma reminded its readers Tuesday. Read More

Barbershops, beauty shops can be leased by employees

Workers at small (three-chair) barbershops and beauty shops are being offered a choice by the Cuban government, Reuters reports.<br /> Read More

Raúl Castro admits that Cuba has one million excess jobs

The figures on unproductive workers in the government and its enterprises surprised even some Cuban economists. Read More

Cuba Adjusts College Admission to Needs

Cuban educational authorities today announced that admission to university will be in accordance with the needs of the economy, and they anticipated a decline from previous years for the course 2010-2011. Read More

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