BBC World Service

In reversal, Cuba shuts down clothing businesses

Sarah Rainsford Oct 30, 2013
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BBC World Service

In reversal, Cuba shuts down clothing businesses

Sarah Rainsford Oct 30, 2013
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In Cuba, the government is about to shut down as many as 20,ooo businesses that sell clothing. The businesses hold licenses to do tailoring and dressmaking — not retail — and compete with the Cuban government’s official retail operations. This marks a reversal of sorts for the communist government’s campaign to let small enterprise flourish. The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford in Havana tells Marketplace Morning Report why.

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