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Under the radar, advertising returns to Cuba

MIAMI The four surgeons in the video, masked and somber, bend over their patient, a vital-signs monitor beeping in the background. "Screwdriver," says one. "Pliers." Then finally, in relief, another surgeon whispers, "I think it's good." One more surgery with a happy ending. Except the patient is not human. It's a cellphone. The video? It's a commercial for a business called La Clinica del Celular the Cellphone Clinic. And it's located in Havana. In Cuba, advertising that hallmark of capitalism is back. Advertising for private businesses those billboards sporting an unsmiling Che Guevara don't count disappeared from Cuba, along with...