Juan Penalver (right), 52, and Jorge Luis Piss, 39, repair a boiler where sugar cane syrup is cooked at the Brasil sugar processing plant in Jaronu, Cuba. The plant, launched in 1921, is getting a makeover and expected to be ready in time for the upcoming annual harvest and to start milling cane by February 2013. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Franklin Reyes

Juan Penalver (right), 52, and Jorge Luis Piss, 39, repair a boiler where sugar cane syrup is cooked at the Brasil sugar processing plant in Jaronu, Cuba. The plant, launched in 1921, is getting a makeover and expected to be ready in time for the upcoming annual harvest and to start milling cane by February 2013. (Associated Press)