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Cuba's informal market finds new space on growing internet

Cuba’s informal market finds new space on growing internet

HAVANA (AP) — In the Telegram group chat, messages roll in like waves. “I need liquid ibuprofen and acetaminophen please,” one user wrote. “It’s urgent, it’s for my 10 month old baby.” Others offer medicine brought from outside Cuba, adding: “Write me in a direct message. Emoji’s spotted lists feature antibiotics, pregnancy tests, vitamins, rash …

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Droughts and rising seas threaten Cuban agriculture

Droughts and rising seas threaten Cuban agriculture

By MEGAN JANETSKY November 12, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/business-cuba-caribbean-droughts-economy-be688d051fc0c9f4bab6bd9c72d7c205 BATABANO, Cuba (AP) — Yordán Díaz Gonzales pulled weeds from his fields with a tractor until Cuba’s summer rainy season turned them to feet-deep red mud. Now it takes five farmhands to tend to Díaz’s harvest. This squeezes Diaz’s profit margin and diminishes Cuba’s agricultural productivity, already …

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