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Small business owners in Cuba outraged by new government decree

Vanessa Ruiz in Martí News:

Small business owners in Cuba outraged by new government decree

Many have felt forced to give up their business and consequently, their livelihood.

http://gdb.martinoticias.org/C224F906-3EC1-4D50-95D8-6A90964A68AF_w113_r1_cy5.jpgA new decree announced by the Cuban government has caused great indignation among the self-employed in the Island.
In addition to high tax rates, the prohibition of the sale of imported products, and harassment from police and inspectors has already forced a large number of small business owners to surrender their licenses.

According to official figures, there are just under 450,000 "cuentapropistsa," or self-employed/small business owners in Cuba right now. That is a very small fraction on an island of 11 million people.

Now a large number of people will be forced to look for alternative means to make a living and sustain their income.

Vanessa Ruiz reports.

1 comment to Small business owners in Cuba outraged by new government decree

  • Gusano

    there are no "small business owners" in Cuba as nobody in Cuba owns anything. They are indentured government contractors, Potemkin village props, illusions that only exist in the eyes of adoring media sycophants that believe in the magic of the "pivotal experiment" that is the Cuban communist regime. Noticias Marti should rethink their translation of "cuentapropista" or at least spell it correctly :)