Cuba to Legalize Small and Medium-Sized Private Businesses
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — May 24, 2016, 9:33
Cuba says it will legalize small and medium-sized private businesses, a
move that could significantly expand the space allowed for private
enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.
Communist Party documents published Tuesday say a category of small,
mid-sized and "micro" private business is being added to the party's
master plan for social and economic development.
Until now, the government has allowed private enterprise only by
"self-employed" workers in several hundred established categories. In
reality, many of those workers have become small business owners
employing other Cubans. But many complain about the difficulties of
running a business in a system that does not officially recognize them,
and that often engages in crackdowns on successful businesses for
supposed violations of the arcane rules on self-employment.
Source: Cuba to Legalize Small and Medium-Sized Private Businesses - ABC