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Religion
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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Bangladesh , Benin , Bhutan , Burkina Faso , Colombia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Cuba , Dominican Republic , Ethiopia , Ghana ...See More Countries , Guatemala , Haiti , India , Kenya , Liberia , Mali , Myanmar , Nepal , Niger , Nigeria , Pakistan , Philippines , Rwanda , Senegal , Sri Lanka , Tanzania , Togo , Uganda , Vietnam Show Less Countries
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Religion, Education
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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Poverty
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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Environment
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

WND.com 
Almost every adult in Cuba has a college education, provided at no cost. The result of this level of education for all became evident to me when my wife and I recently took an evening tour of Havana. Our tour guide, Susanne, was a lawyer fluent in ... See more..
TeenVogue.com 
During his time in office, Barack Obama worked to normalize relations with Cuba, and over the past couple years, those efforts have resulted in an ease on travel restrictions that have kept most Americans from visiting the country over the past 50+ years. See more..
NOLA.com 
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 23-year-old man who fell early Wednesday (March 22) from the Carnival Victory ship as it sailed near Cuba. The Coast Guard 7th District Southeast in Miami said in a news release it suspended the ... See more..
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UN News Centre 
UNTV Producer, Mary Ferreira, and I were in Havana, Cuba, but it wasn't just any ordinary day in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean Island nation. It was the day after Cuba lost its revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro and the city had come to a screeching halt. See more..
Miami Herald (blog) 
If it's true that U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart tried to trade his vote for “Trumpcare” for a commitment from the administration to take a tough stance on Cuba, then the obsession of Cuban Americans in Congress with U.S.-Cuba policy has hit a new low ... See more..
Yahoo7 News 
Havana (AFP) - Cuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long ... See more..
CGTN America (blog) 
When Cuba and the United States agreed to resume commercial flights, 10 U.S. airlines rushed to get in on the act. Now two of the smaller companies, Frontier and Silver Airways, have decided to pull out, while others are cutting back. Yet according to ... See more..
People's World 
Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, motions to bring together Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and Commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timochenko, during a signing ... See more..
The New Yorker 
In 2016, thirty-six female boxers competed at the Summer Olympics, in Rio. It was only the second time that women had competed in the sport in the Olympic Games, but already twenty-five countries, including boxing powerhouses such as the United States ... See more..
Express.co.uk 
Experts anticipated demand would be huge – but has tourism in Cuba not taken off as predicted, hence the culled flight schedules? Since 2014, when the old travel restrictions between Cuba and the US became more flexible, American visitors have flocked ... 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