Many Cubans don't work, at least officially

Loraicys is 27 years old, has never worked, and refuses to take just any job. She is not alone.

As Raul Castro embarks on an ambitious plan to kick-start the communist nation's economy, he faces daunting challenges: Many Cubans simply do not work.

Decades of measly salaries and vast government subsidies have kept many young people off the labor rolls because it's more lucrative to hustle on the street. Others live comfortably enough off remittances from Miami and elsewhere.

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