Democracy Cuban-style gets under way

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In this Oct. 9, 2012 photo, an electoral roll and two candidates’ resumes are taped to a barber shop’s store window, in Old Havana, Cuba. Elections in Cuba lack the hoopla they have in other countries, but authorities here say they give people a voice in government and answer charges that the communist-run country is undemocratic. Critics call the votes, including one scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, a sham since voters can’t throw out the Communist Party or the Castros. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)There are no flashy television ads or campaign signs spiked into Cuban front yards. And candidates definitely don't tour the island shaking hands and kissing babies.