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Cuban VP Highlights Economic Priorities for 2009
During an ordinary session of the Provincial Assembly (Government) in the eastern province of Granma, the official recalled that hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma caused damages of an unprecedented nature that, together the current world crisis, had a very negative impact on the country's economy.

Rodriguez added that other priorities in 2009 include the production of food, energy saving and the improvement of transport.

In particular, the VP of the Cuban Council of Ministers said that Granma province has had a positive economic performance over the last few years with a reduction of its financial deficit, although it has to continue working to eliminate this problem.

He added that the province has an enormous potential to increase its production of wood, coffee, cocoa, livestock, construction materials, rice and other products.


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