March 26, 2002

Life Under Communism, Chapter CCCXLVII

Cuba Bans PC Sales to Public

Cuba Bans PC Sales to Public | By Julia Scheeres | 2:00 a.m. March 25, 2002 PST | The Cuban government has quietly banned the sale of computers and computer accessories to the public, except in cases where the items are "indispensable" and the purchase is authorized by the Ministry of Internal Commerce. News of the ban was first reported by CubaNet, an anti-Castro site based in Miami. According to the organization's correspondent in Havana, the merchandise -- which had been sold freely in the capital since mid-2001-- was yanked off store shelves in January...

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