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Cuba's 'resale' economics

HAVANA — Cracker Man’s cry echoes down the streets of Havana's Buena Vista neighborhood, trailed by the clatter of his shopping cart over potholes. He’s one of roughly 400,000 Cubans now working as state-licensed entrepreneurs in the communist country's small but growing private sector. The government wants it to stimulate Cuba’s moribund economy, but experts say the authorities have yet to take the next necessary step: allowing entrepreneurs to innovate and manufacture their own products.
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