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Dinner Gives Obama a Taste of Cuban Business Reforms

The Obama family’s first meal in Cuba Sunday evening provided a taste of change on the socialist island. They dined in central Havana at San Cristobal, an in-home restaurant called a paladar that reflects recent growth in private enterprise.   Once, only state-run restaurants were permitted. Paladares have been legal since the 1990s, but, as Saveur magazine explains, the government set rules such as limiting the number of seats to 12 and restricting ingredients only to what was...

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