Automotive Sector

Those Old Classic American Cars

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The first thing many a tourist will notice on their maiden voyage to Cuba is those old classic American cars that still roam the streets.  They’re everywhere.  It’s like “stepping back in time,” they say.  Although the old cars aren’t only American, (one can find old Ladas, Mercedes, BMWs, Fiats and others too, American cars still dominate the road scene.  What is fascinating is that most of the cars are still running ‘just fine’ after more than 50 years.  Thoughts of quality from yesteryear and the ingenuity of Cuban mechanics (probably the best in the world) drift through the mind. The United States stopped exporting cars to Cuba right after the U.S. government placed an economic embargo against the Island.  Fidel Castro responded to this…

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