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In a Reversal, Cuba Tries Price Controls to Tame Food Inflation

Cuba is backtracking on some key agricultural reforms and experimenting with restoring price controls in the face of public demands that the government tame rising food costs. Prices are up because of limited production, poor weather and greater demand fueled in part by the market-oriented reforms championed by President Raul Castro. Those reforms, which the government says will modernize its socialist economic model, have led to growing numbers of wealthier Cubans even as most workers...

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