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Could tourism be the answer to Cuba's economic woes?

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Years of isolation from the United States have left Cuba on the brink of economic ruin.

Now President Raul Castro is bringing in some huge changes which allow Cubans to work for themselves in almost 200 approved activities, hire employees and rent out rooms and cars.

Fahima Khail reports from Cuba on the attempts to heal Cuba's economic problems.

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