Free enterprise: Still A Cuban Crime of Passion...Sort of...

"...Cubans can now legally work for themselves as a clown, a button sewer or a fancy-dress dancer (in the costume of a 1940s Cuban crooner, Beny MorĂ©, the list bizarrely specifies). Repairing furniture is allowed; selling it is not. But the list also includes more conventional trades such as building and plumbing. State media have stressed that self-employment should from now on be considered an acceptable way of life, and those that choose it will no longer be “stigmatised”. Even so, the guidelines insist that the self-employed will not be allowed to 'accumulate property'..."

Read Trying to make the sums add up @ The Economist (11/13/2010)

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