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Can Cuba Stay Green?

Posted on December 27 2007

“Through accidents of geography and history, Cuba is a priceless ecological resource. That is why many scientists are so worried about what will become of it after Fidel Castro and his associates leave power and, as is widely anticipated, the American government relaxes or ends its trade embargo.” In The New York Times, Cornelia Dean notes that despite Soviet-style industrialization of some areas, Cuba is one of the only countries in the western hemisphere to have set aside “hotspots” of biodiversity. The question is, can conservation survive the invasion of investors that are likely to arrive if the government changes? (Thanks to reader Jon Ain for this link.)

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