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- 05 / 17 / 2007
Last year, Cuba's population decreased sharply for the first time in 25 years. The information was released Wednesday on national media.
According to data provided by the Head of the Center for Population and Development Studies of the National Statistics Office, Juan Carlos Alfonso, in 2006 they recorded 4,300 inhabitants less than in 2005.
Addressing a workshop Tuesday on the occasion of International Family Day, the expert stated that the birthrate in Cuba had significantly declined. There were 9,632 less births in 2006 when compared to the previous year.
The expert said that favorable changes in Cuban society for women and the economic crisis beginning in the 90s have affected this situation.