Havana, Cuba - Republic of
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A Cuban man hails a crowded private taxi, a 1940's Ford, in downtown Havana April 12, 2004. Cuba allowed private taxis a decade ago to cope with transport shortages in a severe economic crisis that followed the collapse of Soviet communism. Having weathered the meltdown, President Fidel Castro's government has been rolling back market-oriented reforms and curbing private enterprise. Privately-owned taxis, mostly vintage American cars, have not been restricted. REUTERS/Rafael Perez AB/JDP