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Cubans battle worst drought

06-18-2010 08:57 BJT

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Cuba is dealing with one of the worst droughts in the last 100 years. Hydroelectric plants and agriculture have been severely affected. Drinking water in the cities is now restricted.

The drought started in late 2008 and last year saw one of fourth driest years on record since 1901. Lakes and reservoirs are drying up. As the level drops, the water is becoming starved of oxygen, threatening the lives of the fish. Fishermen have to work overtime to catch fish before they suffocate.

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