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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

New York Times 
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's foreign minister is in Havana hoping to persuade Cuba, one of Venezuela's top allies, to help resolve the tense political situation in the beleaguered South American nation, according to a senior Mexican official briefed about ... See more..
Amherst Bulletin 
A musician performs wearing a T-shirt designed with an image of President Barack Obama at a weekly rumba dance gathering in Havana, Cuba, March 19, 2016. Students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst will travel to Havana to study public ... See more..
NBCNews.com 
PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba — Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and curving blue cement benches. But the project is part of a fragile experiment whose success or ... See more..
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Miami Herald 
The unannounced visit to Cuba earlier this week by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, apparently to pay homage to the late Fidel Castro, has rekindled criticisms about the the Cuban government's strong influence on Venezuela's crisis. “Mr. Maduro ... See more..
Miami Herald 
Following a private meeting Friday with 17 representatives of the Cuban exile community, the University of Miami announced that it will not establish agreements with Cuban universities or other institutions run by the Cuban government. According to a ... See more..
Detroit Free Press 
Cullen's travel baseball team, the Grosse Pointe Avengers, was believed to be the first Michigan youth team to travel to Cuba since the communist island country's revolution ended in 1959 and the U.S. imposed travel restrictions, which have been ... See more..
Miami Herald 
Marriott International is still pursuing plans to renovate and manage the historic Hotel Inglaterra on the fringe of Old Havana and is actively looking for other hotel projects throughout Cuba. “Marriott is about growth and being where customers want ... See more..
The Hill (blog) 
Recently, I took a cruise from Miami to Cuba — the forgotten Caribbean paradise. At first, I was looking forward to seeing the beauty of the island's first city. However, when my ship pulled into Havana's bay, I quickly found myself appalled, deep ... See more..
Xinhua 
HAVANA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Formerly considered as tough low-paid work that held interest for only the poorest peasants, small-scale vegetable coal production is gaining ground in Cuba thanks to its growing export potential. Cubans first became aware ... See more..
The Seattle Times 
PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (AP) — Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees ... 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