Cuba to Ease Rules on Buying Cars

Won't need to get a government permit


Cuba is loosening restrictions on people buying foreign-made new and used cars, according to state media.

Cubans will no longer need government permits to buy modern cars from state sellers.

Until new regulations in 2011, people could only sell cars built before the 1959 revolution.

Private property has been severely restricted on the Communist-run island since 1959. The changes are part of a shake-up of Cuba's struggling economy.