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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.