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Workers irrigate a sugar cane field in Jaronu, Cuba. (Associated Press)

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Aristeo Manzano, 58, repairs machinery at the Brasil sugar processing plant in Jaronu, Cuba. (Associated Press)

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Jose Tabio, 56, repairs machinery at the Brasil sugar processing plant in Jaronu, Cuba. (Associated Press)

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Ernesto Fernandez, 59, works during repairs on the Brasil sugar processing plant in Jaronu, Cuba. (Associated Press)

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Guillermo Castillo, 60, works on a valve that regulates the passage of sugar cane juice at the Brasil sugar processing plant in Jaronu, Cuba. (Associated Press)

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A worker moves iron with a crane during repairs 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)

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A sugar plant worker shows his feet to a fellow worker at the Brasil sugar processing plant in Jaronu, Cuba. (Associated Press)

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A man rides in a horse-drawn carriage outside the Brasil sugar processing plant in Jaronu, Cuba, on Sept. 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Workers irrigate a sugar cane field in Jaronu, Cuba. Two years ago, the sugar industry was crippled after the worst harvest in more than a century. (Associated Press)

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Workers irrigate a sugar cane field in Jaronu, Cuba. Two years ago, the sugar industry was crippled after the worst harvest in more than a century. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this June 27, 2006, photo, reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. military guards walk within the Camp Delta military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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** FILE ** In this June 27, 2006, photo, reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. military guards walk within the Camp Delta military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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** FILE ** Judy Gross, wife of U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, and U.S. lawyer Peter J. Kahn arrive at the courthouse where Mr. Gross is on a trial accused of "acts against the integrity and independence" of Cuba, in Havana on Friday, March 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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** FILE ** In this June 27, 2006, photo, reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. military guards walk within the Camp Delta military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula. Isaac's center made landfall just before midday near the far-eastern tip of Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula. Isaac's center made landfall just before midday near the far-eastern tip of Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad rests after she was pulled out of the water between Cuba and the Florida Keys early Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)

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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad rests after she was pulled out of the water between Cuba and the Florida Keys early Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)

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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is hydrated by a crew member in the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Florida Keys on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)

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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is hydrated by a crew member in the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Florida Keys on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)