Digna Martinez thought that the one thing she could count on in Cuba was a job for life. "But now I don't know if I'll be working next week," she said.
The 51-year-old mother of three was speaking in a whisper in the corner of a dingy clothes shop in Central Havana, where for the last 20 years she has been employed, by the government, as a sales assistant.
Like millions of her compatriots, she was, she said, astonished when Cuba's communist authorities announced an unprecedented move to cut public spending. More...