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A Havana resident, identified by Associated Press as Mercedes Orta, speaking at a Havana electronics store where she was “one of those who gawked at the new products” on sale.
"It's sad that after 50 years of suffering and 50 years living in fear with shortages and 50 years living with repression, Cubans now have the right to buy a rice cooker."
US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez speaking to Reuters in Washington. Mr Gutierrez, a Cuban-American, described the lifting of some consumer restrictions in Cuba by the Castro regime as “cynical”.