Latin America Weekly

🌾 A bitter year for Cuban sugar farmers

Hello, and welcome to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! In this issue: The collapse of Cuba’s sugar industry. The Iranian plane grounded in Argentina. Reactions to Gustavo Petro’s win.  

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Cuban sugar farmers face bitter reality

Sugar harvest on the field with a combine harvester in Santa Clara Cuba - Serie Cuba Reportage
Sugarcane harvest on the field with a combine harvester in Santa Clara Cuba. Photo: Marc Borchert/Alamy Stock Photo

The Cuban sugar industry’s dismal 2021 harvest is set to be followed by an even worse 2022 output. In December last year, the government in Havana had estimated a production of 910,000 tons for 2022, but...

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