Cuba's government will begin renting state-owned restaurants to workers who want to run them independently, authorities announced Friday in the latest step of President Raul Castro's economic overhaul.

Interior Commerce Vice Minister Ada Chavez Oviedo said a pilot program will begin Dec. 1 at restaurants with up to five employees, according to an article in the Communist Party newspaper Granma.

"A new system of economic management with the renting of state-run locales for independent work in food services will take place gradually," Chavez was quoted as saying.

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El Nuevo Herald
11/30/12 American man marking 3 years in prison in Cuba, wife wants his story to be better known
The Washington Post
11/30/12 Cuban dissidents say attacks are evidence of anxiety about the opposition
11/29/12 Cuba keeps intense pressure on human rights advocates
11/29/12 Cuba's Youth Start Their Own Revolution...on Skateboards
Fox News Latino
11/29/12 Cuba Travel: With People-To-People Trips On The Rise, Advice To First-Time Travelers To Cuba
The Huffington Post
11/29/12 Haiti and Cuba Sign Series of Cooperation Agreements in Health, Industry
Carib Journal
11/28/12 Cuba creates biotech-pharma combine
Fox News Latino
11/28/12 U.S. rabbi and Cubans say Alan Gross in good health
11/28/12 Cuban government says jailed American doesn't have cancer, had refused medical tests
The Washington Post
11/28/12 Ros-Lehtinen termina período al frente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores
El Nuevo Herald
11/28/12 Cuba convoca a elecciones parlamentarias para el 3 de febrero
El Nuevo Herald
11/28/12 In communist Cuba, the tax man cometh
Sun Sentinel
11/28/12 Chavez returns to Cuba for medical treatment International
11/27/12 Dog Lovers Take Center Stage in Cuba
Fox News Latino
11/27/12 Dual-currency policy divides Cubans
Al Jazeera
11/26/12 Dissident lawyers file complaints against Cuban police
11/26/12 80 Pct of Cuban AIDS patients diagnosed since 1986 still alive
Fox News Latino
11/26/12 Brazilian company to produce cigarettes in Cuba
Fox News Latino
11/26/12 Cuban Government Considers Freeing Jailed American, Herald Says
11/26/12 Cuba hoping to benefit from possible Gross release
11/25/12 Va. farmers find eager trade partner: Cuba
The Washington Post
11/23/12 Two charter flight firms suspended by Cuba
Sun Sentinel
11/23/12 Cuba suspends 2 charter flight companies
11/21/12 Cuba cancels 2 charter firms' flights
11/20/12 Cuba says storm damage to nickel plant fixed
11/20/12 For Obama and Clinton, Their Final Tour in Asia as Partners
The New York Times
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Foreign Policy Magazine
11/20/12 Easing of Restraints in Cuba Renews Debate on U.S. Embargo
The New York Times
11/19/12 EU to explore new bilateral accord with Cuba
Fox News Latino
11/19/12 Sandy-battered Cuba getting food sent by Miami archdiocese
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Café Fuerte
11/18/12 Cubans lament dirty pasts of hundreds living safe in exile
11/17/12 Cuba migration change eases return for defectors
Associated Press
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Sun Sentinel
11/16/12 Family of American imprisoned in Cuba sues former employer, agency of the US government
The Washington Post
11/16/12 Cuba considers sending Spanish prisoner home
Fox News Latino
11/16/12 Transgender woman 1st to win office in Cuba
The Huffington Post
11/16/12 Cuba again offers talks with Obama government
Miami Herald
11/16/12 Statement by the Cuba Study Group in reaction to the continued harassment and detention of peaceful democracy advocates
Cuba Study Group
11/14/12 Drilling rig leaves Cuba, taking oil hopes with it
11/14/12 Cuba says lights back on for 99.8 percent of homes in Santiago 3 weeks after Hurricane Sandy
The Washington Post
11/14/12 Europe to test drug made in Cuba
Financial Times Print Edition (USA)
11/14/12 Journalist for Cuba's Granma convicted of spying
Miami Herald
11/14/12 From the submerged economy to micro-enterprise: are there any guarantees for the future? Files
Dr. Juan Triana, From the Island
11/13/12 UN once again votes to condemn US embargo against Cuba
Sun Sentinel
11/13/12 Cuba says drill rig to depart after 3 failed wells, as dreams of deep
The Washington Post
11/13/12 Cuba oil dreams on hold as drill rig set to depart
Bloomberg Businessweek
11/13/12 UN once again votes to condemn Cuba embargo
Associated Press
11/13/12 Did Obama or Romney win the Cuban-American vote?
Miami Herald
11/13/12 You Can Check Out Anytime You Like...
Yoani Sanchez for Foreign Policy
11/12/12 Alan Gross' Wife Hopes Obama Pays More Attention to his Case
Fox News Latino
11/12/12 Cuba's slow road to recovery after Sandy
BBC News
11/12/12 Current Record
11/12/12 Press freedom group criticizes Cuba detentions
Peter Orsi, Miami Herald
11/9/12 Yoani Sánchez Arrested During Reporting Trip
ABC News | Univision
11/9/12 Cuban-Americans Move Left
The Wall Street Journal
11/8/12 Cuba opens sugar sector to foreign management
Reuters World News
11/8/12 US-Cuba ties: Obama win stirs little hope among Cubans
11/8/12 Cayman allows boat with Cuban migrants to continue to Honduras
11/8/12 Introducing The Reconciliation Project
11/8/12 Cuba: Reformulation of the Economic Model and External Insertion
Antonio Romero, From the Island
11/7/12 Obama victory leaves Cubans relieved, hopeful
Jeff Franks, Reuters
11/7/12 Miami elects first Cuban-American Democratic representative
David Adams, Reuters
11/6/12 Dutch rebel arrives in Havana for peace talks
Miami Herald, AP
11/4/12 National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba to perform in West Palm Beach
11/3/12 Plan for Cuban landmark's rebirth sparks debate
Associated Press
11/2/12 Cuba accuses US of helping dissidents access internet
BBC News
11/2/12 Cuba denounces US diplomats
Associated Press
11/2/12 Cuba: 3rd Exploratory Offshore Well Also a Bust
ABC News
11/1/12 Sharp surge in Cuban migrants seeking to reach US
11/1/12 Cuba leader Raul Castro says island 'hard hit' by Sandy
BBC News