Cuba gives go-ahead for new golf resort
18 May 2013 Last updated at 18:11 BST
Five decades after Fidel Castro ordered Cuba's golf courses to be closed down because he considered them "elitist", the island's communist government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort, complete with an 18-hole course.
The $350m (£227m) Carbonera Club proposed by British firm Esencia is the first of a dozen similar initiatives that have long been under consideration.
The move is a sign of the changing times as the government seeks new revenue sources to fund its socialist revolution.
Sarah Rainsford reports.