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First Look Cuban farmers meet land ownership opportunity with a shrug

The government has voted in favor of the right to own private property but farmers don't expect big gains. The changes are part of a broader shift away from a Soviet-style economy as Cuba tries to woo foreign investment, boost growth, and cut dependence on costly food imports.  

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Cuba's decision to change its constitution and allow private property ownership has been shrugged off by small farmers, who says the island will never feed itself without far broader reform of state-run agriculture.

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