In the latest of a series of economic reforms announced since Raul Castro took over from his ailing brother Fidel in February, the Cuban government announced Friday that Cuban state workers who've been paying rent to the government for years will get a chance to own their properties.
The move came on the heels of a broadcast announcement that salary caps also would be lifted, as the government added to what has become a steady stream of economic reform measures that seemed to reverse years of communist dogma on the island. The government recently lifted rules that prohibited citizens from buying cell phones, DVD players and computers as well as staying at the nation's 44,000 hotel rooms previously reserved for foreigners.
The changes suggest Raul Castro has given up on his brother Fidel's long-held notion that all Cubans must be equal.
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