Pandemic May Be The Push To Open Cuba's State-Controlled Economy

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People wait to buy products with U.S. dollars at a supermarket in Havana on July 20. Cuba has eliminated a tax on dollars and opened "dollar stores" in an attempt to boost the economy.

Cuba has opened stores for shoppers with U.S. dollars and dropped a tax on dollar transactions. The government is trying to pull the country out of a deep economic slump, made worse by the pandemic.

(Image credit: Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images)

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