A man waits for customers for plumbing materials at his private-licensed stall in Havana

 
A man waits for customers for plumbing materials at his private-licensed stall in Havana
A man waits for customers for plumbing materials at his private-licensed stall in Havana May 11, 2011. Cuba published economic reform guidelines approved by the ruling Communist Party that include proposals for the sale of homes and cars and possible changes to make it easier for Cubans to travel abroad. The 313 guidelines generally reaffirm economic and social reforms President Raul Castro says are crucial to reviving Cuba's faltering Soviet-style economy and assuring the survival of socialism when the aging leaders, who have ruled the island since its 1959 revolution, are gone. They encourage more private initiative and reducing the size and role of the state, but maintain central planning and forbid the accumulation of private property. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY)