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After fifty years Cubans can now buy and sell cars, but for most non affordable

Friday, December 20th 2013 - 06:35 UTC
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Cubans will be able to buy new and second-hand cars from state-run retailers without a permit under new rules approved by President Raul Castro's government. The measure, announced Thursday by the official media, is another step in Castro's plan to “modernize” the island's socialist economy and lift decades-old market restrictions. Read full article


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  • Condorito

    Welcome to the 20th century Cuba.

    Dec 20th, 2013 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    They can make a million selling the autos of the 50s to US

    Dec 20th, 2013 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Chilean perspective

    2 Captain Poppy
    Most of them have Russian engines.
    Just to think some people in Chile want us to be more like Cuba, WTF??

    Dec 20th, 2013 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    There's something seriously wrong if anyone sees Cuba as a role model. Chile's on a good course, keep it going.

    Dec 21st, 2013 - 03:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    37 grand for a 2yr old Kia Rio. The tariffs must be somewhere in the nature of 300%.

    Dec 21st, 2013 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Wow a Kia is something you buy with pocket change for your kid in college.

    Dec 21st, 2013 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Hey Pops the last Kia Sportage I bought cost 28,000 dollars...not quite pocket me anyway...

    Dec 22nd, 2013 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Voice....I could be wrong but I believe he said.....Kia Rio, let me check.

    Yup, he did say Kia Rio and 2 year old at that.

    Nothing wrong with Kia's but they are not for me. Remind me of those tinny hoolow door taxi's in Buenos Aires that I always close too hard and the cabby is ready to shoot me.

    And yes.....I did buy my daughter a Kia Rio when she was in college.

    Dec 22nd, 2013 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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