By Stephen Gibbs
BBC correspondent in Havana
Shops selling goods in dollars have re-opened in Cuba, two weeks after most were abruptly closed by the island's Communist government.
Cubans check out the new prices before rushing to buy
In the intervening period, prices on most goods have gone up by up to 25%.
Havana says the closure and the price rises are a necessary reaction to US moves to tighten its embargo on Cuba.
Washington's measures - earlier in May - included a reduction in the amount of money Cuban Americans are allowed to take to their families on the island.
'Symbols of inequality'
Cuban shoppers are quietly returning to the department stores and clothes shops that have been off-limits for two weeks.
There's no evidence of any rush to buy things, instead many people seem to be milling around, keen to find out just how much prices have gone up.
Shoes have been marked up about 10%; a bottle of beer is about 15% more expensive.
The government squarely blames the price rises on US President George W Bush.
On the front of the island's state-run newspaper, an article entitled "Information for the People" says that it's the measures taken by the US government against the Cuban economy that's forcing the restructuring of prices.
Since Cuba legalised the dollar in 1993, "dollar stores" have appeared all over the country.
They sell many of the items, such as cooking oil, which are almost impossible to find in government-subsidised peso stores.
Their existence helps ensure that most of the hard currency circulating in the country eventually ends up in the government's hands, but they also symbolise inequality in this Socialist state.
The goods they sell are more likely to be bought by a Cuban who works in the tourist industry or has relatives abroad, than a doctor surviving on a paltry state salary.
It's not clear whether putting prices up further will make that inequality more or less apparent.