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Havana — Communist-run Cuba plans to convert most state-run eateries into co-operatives and private-run businesses in coming months and stop subsidising them as soon as next year, according to local reports and a government source.

The move is seen as a sign the country is moving towards a market-style socialism with increased private business, such as Vietnam or China, and away from the old Soviet-style system it has clung to since its former benefactor’s demise...

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