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Scientist Rewarded For Grassroots Agronomy

Asinging scientist who says the key to Cuba’s agricultural future lies in its agrarian past has become the first Cuban to win a U. S.-based Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s biggest award for grassroots environmentalism. Humberto Rios, 46, was announced as a prizewinner on April 19 in San Francisco along with five other activists from

Cuba faces food shortages after hurricanes

Cuban markets offered a dwindling selection of food and a growing expanse of empty shelves Oct. 1 as food shortages the government warned about after hurricanes Gustav and Ike became increasingly evident. Shortages were exacerbated in the Cuban capital when shipments from food suppliers slowed in a conflict with the government over newly imposed price