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Freedom in the socialist paradise: Cuba is lifting the limit on the number of people allowed to buy a car.
The government has a monopoly on the sale of imported new and used vehicles, and has required any potential buyer to obtain a special card from the Transport Ministry authorizing the purchase of a car. The cards took months or years to obtain, creating a black market in cards in which holders would often sell them for more than the price of the car itself.
Don’t count your blessings, however. The change is only in place “of new regulations, which would be made public in coming days.”