Cuba liberalises barber shops
A law in Cuba allowing small barber shops to be effectively privatised will come into effect on 1 December.
The decision follows an experimental period of 20 months that enabled barbers to lease their premises - with no more than three seats - from the state and work independently.
It is one of many reforms the government has been rolling out to liberalise the island's Soviet-style economy while maintaining the communist system.
Liliet Heredero reports.
16 Nov 2011
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean