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Cuba OKs direct farm sales to tourism sector

While President Raul Castro's economic reforms are no doubt welcome, only time will tell if they will make a real difference.

AP reports:

HAVANA — The Cuban government is authorizing farmers to sell their products directly to state-run tourist hotels and restaurants, eliminating the need to go through a government redistributor, authorities said Monday.

The measure also lets buyers and sellers negotiate their own prices, according to the Official Gazette, a government publication that disseminates new laws.

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