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Cuba Taxis Get Taste Of Competition
For the first time in decades, taxis in Cuba are competing for passengers following a boom in licenses for private cab drivers.  
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Two taxi drivers chat next to their cabs while waiting for passengers in Havana, where for the first time in decades they face the unusual situation of having to compete for passengers.
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HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 23: A taxi seen as it drives through the streets on March 23, 2012 in Havana, Cuba. Fourteen years after Pope John Paul II visited Cuba, Pope Benedict is scheduled to arrive here March 26. Benedict will conduct a Mass in the city of Santiago de Cuba first, followed by one in Havana before leaving March 28. Tensions are high in Cuba between some dissidents and the government as activists hope the international exposure from a papal visit will result in renewed attention to their struggle. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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HAVANA - AUGUST 29: Cubans try to catch a ride in an early-model U.S. automobile used as a taxi August 29, 2003 in Havana, Cuba. Transportation on the island is chaotic as replacement parts are hard to come by and shortages of fuel are common. The island nation faces a deep economic crisis in a dispute with the European Union, Cuba's most important trade and investment partner and the source of almost half its tourism. The EU cut back on political contacts with Cuba in June after the mass arrest of 75 dissidents and summary executions of three ferry hijackers trying to reach the U.S. President Fidel Castro responded by lashing out at EU governments in a July 26 speech, and declaring that Cuba would not accept any more aid from Brussels. (Photo by Jorge Rey/Getty Images)
(2003 Getty Images)

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HAVANA, CUBA - NOVEMBER 12: A cab driver passes through Old Havana on November 12, 2012 in Havana, Cuba. New business regulations in the communist country have allowed thousands of citizens to make money for themselves for the first time since 1959. (Photo by Greg Kahn/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

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HAVANA - AUGUST 29: Cubans try to catch a ride in an early-model U.S. automobile used as a taxi August 29, 2003 in Havana, Cuba. Transportation on the island is chaotic as replacement parts are hard to come by and shortages of fuel are common. The island nation faces a deep economic crisis in a dispute with the European Union, Cuba's most important trade and investment partner and the source of almost half its tourism. The EU cut back on political contacts with Cuba in June after the mass arrest of 75 dissidents and summary executions of three ferry hijackers trying to reach the U.S. President Fidel Castro responded by lashing out at EU governments in a July 26 speech, and declaring that Cuba would not accept any more aid from Brussels. (Photo by Jorge Rey/Getty Images)
(2003 Getty Images)

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HAVANA - DECEMBER 05: A taxi drives through the streets December 5, 2006 in Havana, Cuba. The island nation continues to wait for a glimpse of President Fidel Castro, who has ruled Cuba since 1959, he temporarily transferred his powers as president to his younger brother Raul Castro, the defense minister, due to his ailing health on July 31. Since that time he has been seen by the public only in videos and photographs released by the government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(2006 Getty Images)

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HAVANA, CUBA - NOVEMBER 12: An American flag air freshener hangs from the rear view mirror of a cab ion November 12, 2012 in Havana, Cuba. New business regulations in the communist country have allowed thousands of citizens to make money for themselves for the first time since 1959. (Photo by Greg Kahn/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

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HAVANA - DECEMBER 05: A taxi drives through the streets December 5, 2006 in Havana, Cuba. The island nation continues to wait for a glimpse of President Fidel Castro, who has ruled Cuba since 1959, he temporarily transferred his powers as president to his younger brother Raul Castro, the defense minister, due to his ailing health on July 31. Since that time he has been seen by the public only in videos and photographs released by the government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(2006 Getty Images)

Cuba Taxis Get Taste Of Competition

For the first time in decades, taxis in Cuba are competing for passengers following a boom in licenses for private cab drivers.  

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