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Monday, March 31, 2008

Expanding Freedom (and Irony) in Cuba

Cellphones, microwaves, computers, DVD players; Cubans now have the freedom (but not the resources) to purchase those electronics. Next up: The right to vacation in Cuba, just like an European tourist!
Cubans will be allowed to stay in the hotels beginning at midnight Monday, said employees at several Havana hotels. Word of the change came from Tourism Ministry officials, the employees said.

For most Cubans, the measure is largely symbolic, as hotel rates are unaffordable. Tourist hotels in Cuba can cost anywhere from $60 to more than $200 a night -- well out of reach for most Cubans, who earn fewer than $20 a month on average.

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