A classic American car passes by a stall selling onions in Havana, Cuba in 2014.
A classic American car passes by a stall selling onions in Havana, Cuba in 2014. Desmond Boylan AP
A classic American car passes by a stall selling onions in Havana, Cuba in 2014. Desmond Boylan AP

Economic hardships in Cuba spark rumors of a new “Special Period”

July 18, 2016 03:42 PM

UPDATED October 24, 2016 01:38 PM

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