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Cuba: Mariel Port, Economic Zone Lure 1st Foreign Firms

At Cuba's new mega-port project west of Havana, shipping containers are stacked five-deep the length of its 2,300-foot dock alongside four massive, Chinese-built offloading cranes. Neon-vested workers busily lay roads and build a convention center as trucks filled with dirt rumble over rutted roads and coat the vegetation with dust. Not far from the Mariel container terminal, workers have finished grading a flat area the size of a football field for the first private companies to...

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