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Cuba Sees Economic Slump Despite Improved Relations With US

Cuban officials announced Tuesday that the island's economy shrank this year despite an increased opening with the United States. Economy Minister Ricardo Cabrisas told Parliament that the island's gross domestic product fell nearly 1 percent after seeing a growth rate of nearly 3 percent from 2011 to 2015, according to Cubadebate, the country's main news website. He blamed the slump on shrinking exports and financial troubles in allied Venezuela. The last time official...

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