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Latest update : 2012-03-29

Business is booming in Havana

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting Cuba this week, after declaring that "communism no longer works in Cuba". And some young entrepreneurs in Havana might agree. The housing market is suddenly booming, while individuals are trying to set themselves up in business. This comes after reforms were implemented by President Raul Castro, which have boosted private enterprise.

By Philippe LEVASSEUR

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2014-10-14 South Korea

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