HAVANA — Cuba is launching a plan to subsidize the construction and repair of private homes, an effort the communist government hopes will lead to better use of limited funds and stimulate private enterprise.

Under the program, citizens will be eligible for as much as 80,000 Cuban pesos ($3,300) in aid to build a family home, though most will get far less.



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John Paul Rathbone, Financial Times
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Georgia Birch, The Telegraph
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Juliette Kayyem, Boston Globe
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Laura Wides-Muñoz, AP
1/30/12 Bash America? The Castros play to their base in Cuba
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1/29/12 Cuba’s Castro defends one-party system, urges Communist Party to fight No. 1 enemy: corruption
AP, The Washington Post
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Marc Frank, Reuters
1/18/12 Don’t Lump Cuba With Iran on U.S. Terror List
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
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Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
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Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herlad
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AP, The Miami Herald
1/13/12 Iran's Ahmadinejad, Fidel Castro chat in Cuba
CBS/AP
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1/13/12 Iran's Ahmadinejad, Fidel Castro chat in Cuba
CBS/AP
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Marc Frank, Reuters
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AP, The Miami Herald
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Yoani Sanchez, The Huffington Post
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Jose Manuel Palli, El Nuevo Herald
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AP, The Miami Herald
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