A new law approved earlier this month allows Cubans to buy and sell property. Some observers say the reform is nothing short of revolutionary. WBEZ’s Achy Obejas tells us what these changes might mean for the country.
A law passed earlier this month allows Cubans to buy and sell property. For the first time in 50 years, people can legally put their home up for sale. It’s the latest in a series of market reforms approved by President Raul Castro.Achy Obejas is a Chicago-based writer who blogs for WBEZ.
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When I first came to Cuba in 1995, cell phone service was so scarce that, after a meeting in which an official had flashed a cell phone from the podium, I turned to Abel Prieto, then the president of the writer’s union, and asked if he had one too.“Oh, no,” he said, “I’m not high enough to be part o