November 12, 2012
Anne-Marie Garcia, Miami Herald
HAVANA -- 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.