Cuba's DIY economy raises hope

March 20, 2016 8:49 AM

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Cuba's DIY economy raises hope

The arrival in Cuba of an American president, after the restoration of diplomatic relations, has raised hopes the island could be on the verge of a new era. And a new emerging class of Cubans is ready to capitalise.

The last time a US president visited the island, he declared Cuba to be "free and prosperous".

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