古巴开始允许买卖私有财产 Cuba Legalizes Private Property Sales

03 November, 2011

古巴表示,它将在50多年来首次允许买卖房屋。古巴共产党党报《格拉玛报》星期四宣布了这一举措。该报称,这一举措适用于古巴公民和永久居民。 这项将于11月10日生效的新法律是古巴革命委员会主席劳尔.卡斯特罗实施的一系列改革措施中的内容。这些改革措施的目的是促进这个共产党领导的岛国的经济发展。根据新法律,古巴人将可以拥有自己的主要住宅和第二幢房屋。
  
此前,古巴民众被禁止出售他们的住房,使得房产置换成为唯一合法交换财产的方式。这些限制还导致黑市交易。古巴政府的开放住房买卖前,已于10月份将汽车买卖合法化。

Cuba says it will allow people to buy and sell homes for the first time in more than 50 years.Cuba's Granma - the official newspaper of the Communist Party - announced the move Thursday, saying it applies to Cuban citizens and permanent residents.
  
The new law, set to take effect November 10, is part of a series of reforms President Raul Castro has undertaken in an effort to boost the communist-led island's economy. Under the new rules, Cubans will be able to own one main residence and one secondary home.
  
Before, they were banned from selling their homes, making complex swap arrangements the only legal way to exchange property. The restrictions also led many into black-market deals.The move to open up housing sales follows Cuba's legalization in October of buying and selling cars.