AP PHOTOS: Farmers market bustles on Havana's edge

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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:00 am

HAVANA (AP) - Trucks crammed with produce travel hundreds of miles from every corner of Cuba each weekday to form long lines at the 114th Street Market - a teeming open-air bazaar on Havana's outskirts that has become a key hub for getting farm products to people in the capital.

The market's bustle is a result of economic reforms begun in 2010 by President Raul Castro, which includes relaxing rules on private farming. In another reform, Cuban authorities recently authorized small farmers to also sell directly to hotels and tourist centers beginning this month.

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