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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:05 PM
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Cubans begin to enjoy making money (WARNING: graphic depictions of capitalism)
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Wealth sticks out like a sore thumb in Cuba, especially with a person like Orlando who has amassed a small fortune for over 20 years and lives in Cubas generally humble countryside.

Providing a valuable commodity: food
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Bottom line, he feeds people and provides an honest day's work to dozens of farmhands who, in turn, feed their families

However, under the nation's constitution, individuals are banned from employing others, an act judged as exploitation. Violators face heavy fines and the confiscation of their property.

The family farmer said he never set out to flout the law. How was I supposed to harvest all this without help? he asked, standing among acres of garlic, sweet potatoes, carrots and onions.

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