World at Work: Cuba

By Jane Hwang - 2013-02-07T13:27:07Z

Photograph by Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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Fresh Juice

Officials shuttered nearly two-thirds of the island's refineries and switched some 3 million acres (1.23 million hectares) of farmland to other crops. Sugar production hit a 105-year low of 1.1 million tons in 2010.

Left, a worker sucks juice from freshly cut sugarcane during a harvest.