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Bus service Cubans cannot afford

FROM CUBA
Bus service Cubans cannot afford

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba – February 22 (Pedro Enrique Martínez Machado,
Agencia Santiago Press / www.cubanet.org) – The Bus Transport
Association that was recently rennovated with new Yuton Chinese-made
buses has ordinary travelers here screaming because they say they can't
afford the fares.

The fare for a round-trip from Santiago to Havana is 338 pesos, compared
to an average monthly salary in the range of 250 pesos. The minimum fare
is 10 pesos, even for short trips of a kilometer or two.

An article February 17 in the Communist Party organ in Santiago, Sierra
Maestra, published a schedule of the routes and their prices, and
justifies the high prices by the high cost of the buses, the cost of
spare parts, and fuel.

http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y07/mar07/09e8.htm

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