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... salary for them and their families. Another major domestic issue in Cuba is the poverty which affects not only jobs for Cubans also is the cause of death, millions of refugees, rationed of food and lack of housing for example. With a total population of 11.2 million approx. Cubans struggle every day in order to survive. Perhaps the government provide education, health, electricity and social programs, the reality shows many Cubans living in extreme poverty. Since Cuba depends on external assistance from other countries, the revenue from agriculture, trading or tourism is very depressed and its communist government maintains strict control of the whole economy. The level of poverty in Cuba reflects the millions of Cubans, which abandon the island in dangerous conditions looking for better life in other countries like USA where approximately 1.6 million are living.
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