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To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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We train church planters around the world.

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Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
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Experience Mission is a non-profit organization demonstrating God's love throughout the world by empowering communities, developing leaders through Immersion programs and internships, and mobilizing volunteers on short-term mission trips.

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Cuba, Mexico, Ukraine, United States of America
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Children/Youth
AFAC collects donated musical instruments, refurbishes them and places them in the hands of local underprevileged children and organizations that work with them. They also support Charity Events by offering live music & Event Planning. Serving Southern California & Central Florida.
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The main burdens on Cubaâ's environment include overfishing, tourism, and pollution. While Cuba has undertaken substantial initiatives, such as creating agencies and passing legislation, to protect its environment, the burdens of the fishing, agricultural, and tourism industries pose a threat to the success of these efforts.1 Roughly 60% of Cubaâ's agricultural land is negatively impacted by soil degradation, and water and air quality have declined in recent years.2 Cuba has begun to undertake formal and nation-wide climate change policies, including the construction of reservoirs to help decrease water shortages.3 Cuba is very prone to hurricanes that devastate the island.4

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Cuba-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
2 http://ctp.iccas.miami.edu/Research_Studies/ECepero.pdf
3 http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060001239
4 Ibid
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Cuba News

MyStatesman.com 
President Donald Trump's reversal of his predecessor's Cuban policies proves once again that all politics are local. The White House says that the regime of Raúl Castro should reform its own political structure, become more democratic and release ... See more..
Miami Herald 
William LeoGrande, an American University professor who specializes in U.S.-Cuba relations, says it appears there might be a “poison pill” in President Donald Trump's new Cuba policy that potentially could cut off remittances to more than 1 million Cubans. See more..
Foreign Policy (blog) 
No question, President Donald Trump is a master of political theater. Last Friday's rollout of the Cuba policy changes in Miami had it all: months of suspense; intrigue between versions proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart; a build ... See more..
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Minneapolis Star Tribune 
Smith spent much of last week touring Cuba with a group of state officials and agriculture leaders from around Minnesota, looking to build a new network for exporting crops like corn, soybeans and poultry. The trip was the first by a U.S. state ... See more..
New York Times 
Late last week, the Trump administration announced that it would be re-abnormalizing the relationship between the United States and Cuba. A few days earlier, El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan opened “NKame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis ... See more..
CPJ Press Freedom Online 
State security forces and Interior Ministry officials detained León Velázquez around 4 p.m. yesterday in the eastern province of Guantánamo, according to his news website Diario de Cuba and the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press. See more..
National Hog Farmer 
U.S. agriculture is not happy with President Trump's announcement on placing new restrictions on Cuban travel and business. The new policies will ban U.S. companies from doing business with Cuban companies that are controlled by Cuba's military or ... See more..
Forbes 
Just as travel and tourism to Cuba from the United States was heating up, President Donald Trump made an announcement last Friday that will cool it down, probably way down. He said he was "canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal ... See more..
Foreign Affairs 
On June 16, speaking from the heart of the Cuban exile community in Little Havana, President Donald Trump declared that he would be “cancelling” plans to ease relations with Cuba, a historic policy initiated by his predecessor Barack Obama in 2014 to ... See more..
Miami Herald 
Amid the bustle of the current tourism boom, it's easy to forget that it was a different scene a generation ago during Cuba's “Special Period,” following the collapse of the former Soviet Union and an end to subsidies. In the 1990s, bicycles imported ... See more..
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Geography

Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida
Area

Total 110,860 sq km
Land 109,820 sq km
Water 1,040 sq km

Climate

tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October)
Natural Resources

cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

the east coast is subject to hurricanes from August to November (in general, the country averages about one hurricane every other year); droughts are common
Current Environmental Issues

air and water pollution; biodiversity loss; deforestation

Demographics

Nationality
Cuban
Population
11,061,886 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The government continues to balance the need for loosening its socialist economic system against a desire for firm political control. The government in April 2011 held the first Cuban Communist Party Congress in almost 13 years, during which leaders approved a plan for wide-ranging economic changes. President Raul CASTRO said such changes were needed to update the economic model to ensure the survival of socialism. The government has expanded opportunities for self-employment and has introduced limited reforms, some initially implemented in the 1990s, to increase enterprise efficiency and alleviate serious shortages of food, consumer goods, services, and housing. The average ...See More Cuban's standard of living remains at a lower level than before the downturn of the 1990s, which was caused by the loss of Soviet aid and domestic inefficiencies. Since late 2000, Venezuela has been providing oil on preferential terms, and it currently supplies over 100,000 barrels per day of petroleum products. Cuba has been paying for the oil, in part, with the services of Cuban personnel in Venezuela including some 30,000 medical professionals. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$121 billion (2012 est.); $117.3 billion (2011 est.); $114.1 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

11.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 11.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 14.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans; livestock
Industries

petroleum, nickel/cobalt, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, construction, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, sugar