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Cuba reports sugar production rose 8 percent, lower than expected

There are 6 comments on the Reuters story from Jun 17, 2013, titled Cuba reports sugar production rose 8 percent, lower than expected. In it, Reuters reports that:

Cuban television, reporting Sunday on a weekend meeting to review the harvest, blamed "obsolete mills and machinery" among other factors such as Hurricane Sandy and poor management, for the less than expected performance.

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WJDC

United States

#2 Jun 17, 2013
Before Castro Cuba was the major world sugat producer and exporter in this world accounting for 13% of Wold sugar export.Cuba ,before Castro,used to produce between 6 to 8 millions tons of sugar yearly.Now with Castro with twice its population Cuba hardly reach 1.8 Million tons
WJDC

United States

#3 Jun 17, 2013
Cuba was once the worlds largest sugar exporter. Until the 1960s, the USA received 33% of their sugar imports from Cuba. During the cold war, cubas sugar exports were bought with subsidies from the Soviet Union. After the collapse of this trade arrangement, coinciding with a collapse in sugar prices, two thirds of sugar mills in Cuba closed. 100 000 workers lost their jobs.[13] However, the sugar production in the cane sugar mills has fallen from approximately 8 million metric tons to 3.2 million metric tons in the 2015.[citation needed][clarification needed] A rise in sugar prices beginning in 2008, stimulated new interest in sugar. Production in 2012-2013 was estimated at 1.6 - 1.8 million tonnes. 400 000 tonnnes is exported to China and 550-700 000 for domestic consumption.[14]

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Tinsnip 13

Miami, FL

#4 Jun 17, 2013
before this, and that....Balsero balurdo Cuba esta como esta por culpa tuya chico
C U B A

Newton, NJ

#5 Jun 17, 2013
Tinsnip 13 wrote:
before this, and that....Balsero balurdo Cuba esta como esta por culpa tuya chico
Unfortunately Castro's Cuba is an island prison run by a selfish and self serving murderer and ruthless communist dictator it sucks there!

Only their puppets and marionettes thrive in the dictatorship!

No "constructive engagement " is tolerated by the dictatorship!!!!!!!!!!
WJDC

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Jun 17, 2013
Tinsnip 13 wrote:
before this, and that....Balsero balurdo Cuba esta como esta por culpa tuya chico
Y Venezuela es colonia Castrista por culpa de inbeciles como tu
Karma is a Bitch
WJDC

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#8 Jun 17, 2013
El Mojon Cherokee wrote:
<quoted text>No...pero cubazuela es por toditos los mojoncitos!
El nombre oficial es 'Castrozuela' LOL!

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