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Cuba promotes 'cocomovil' taxi in Brazil.

Cuba has begun overseas promotion of its cocomovil, a yellow vehicle smaller than a Volkswagen Beetle that costs only $2,000 on the retail market.

Last month, the unusual vehicle was featured at an exhibition in Brazil co-sponsored by the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian-Cuban Chamber of Commerce and ALADI (the Latin American Integration Association).

The cocomovil--a cross between a motorcycle and a conventional car--is used as a taxi in Havana and Varadero. It can carry 3 passengers and travel 100 kms on 1.5 liters of gas. It is manufactured by Unecamoto, a Cuban state entity that has already begun exporting some units to Mexico.
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Date:Jun 1, 2004
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