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In the Cuban Countryside, a Shift from Sugar

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In the Cuban Countryside, a Shift from Sugar

In the Cuban Countryside, a Shift from Sugar

In the Cuban Countryside, a Shift from Sugar

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For centuries, sugar has been the foundation of the Cuban economy, and a key part of the country's identity. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports that Fidel Castro's government is drastically downsizing the sugar industry because of economic pressures, and transforming some of the old sugar mills into attractions for a more profitable industry: tourism.

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