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Monday, March 31, 2008
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the AP: Thanks Raul: Cubans can stay in hotels

Cuba has made a series of crowd-pleasing announcements in the past few days. Cubans with enough cash will be able to buy computers, DVD players and plasma televisions starting Tuesday, and soon they’ll even be able to have their own cell phones — consumer goods only companies and foreigners were previously permitted to buy.

But the latest surprise, allowing ordinary citizens into luxury hotels and resort beaches long reserved for rich foreigners, is a particularly symbolic victory for Cuba’s everyman.

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One Response to “The Age of Raul Begins!”

  1. B. Minich Says:

    And this lifting of the prohibition on letting Cubans experience luxury things that bourgeois foreigners could enjoy for years has taken place how many years after the revolution?


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