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15 Sep 2013 17:30 GMT | Latin America, Cuba
For the first time in decades Cubans are able to travel in clean and safe buses.
It is part of a nationwide process of upgrading its transport to modernise the economy.
Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Havana.
Source: Al Jazeera
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