Cuban President Raul Castro
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Cuban assembly approves economic reform

Cuba's National Assembly has given its backing to President Raul Castro's plans to reform the country's stagnating economy.

The reforms, ranging from the setting up of small businesses to reducing bureaucracy, had already been agreed by the ruling Communist party.

Mr Castro also hinted that changes to the country's controversial travel and emigration rules could be introduced.

He said those attempting to undermine the reforms could face prosecution.

Michael Voss reports.

  • 02 Aug 2011
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