Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Cuban Dollar Stores Closed

From the Miami Herald

Cubans awoke Tuesday to shuttered stores that sell goods in U.S. dollars after a government announcement that sales of nonessentials in greenbacks would be suspended indefinitely.

The government blamed the new measure, first announced on television Monday night, on the Bush administration's decision last week to tighten trips and cash remittances to the island.


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