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Cuba Faces Food Shortages After Hurricanes

El Diario de Yucatan, Posted: Sep 21, 2008

HAVANA -- The lost of 30 percent of Cuba's crops as a result of hurricanes Gustav and Ike have left Cuba in a precarious situation, leading experts to predict a six month-long food crisis on the island, reports the Mexican newspaper El Diario de Yucatan. Although Cuba already imports 80 percent of the food that it's 11.2 million residents consume, analysts say the impact of the hurricanes pushes the island into a crisis during a time of high food prices in international markets.

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