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Cuba's leader Fidel Castro gestures before delivering a speech during the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution, CDR, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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People listen to Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, unseen, as he delivers a speech during the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution, CDR, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Cuba's leader Fidel Castro listens before delivering a speech during the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution, CDR, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Students wave a Cuban flag during a speech delivered by Cuba's leader Fidel Castro as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution, CDR, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, top left, delivers a speech during the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution, CDR, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Cuba's leader Fidel Castro delivers a speech during the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution, CDR, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Cuba's leader Fidel Castro delivers a speech during the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution, CDR, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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In this photo taken Sept. 2, 2010, Mexican makeup artist Cristian Jauregui, left, works on the mold of the zombie mask of Claudia Calvino, Cuban co-producer of the film 'Juan de los Muertos' or 'Juan of the Dead' in Havana, Cuba. Part horror show, part social satire, the soon-to-be-shot movie has the backing of a Spanish production company, a green-light from Cuban authorities, and a budget that dwarfs most big-screen offerings from the island. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Rachel Moore, Executive Director of the American Ballet Theater, looks on during a press conference at the Palco hotel in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug.17, 2010. Moore announced that the ballet company directed by her will travel to Cuba to participate in the International Ballet Festival that will be held in Havana Oct.28 - Nov.7.(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Ana Guevara, of Mexico, attends a press conference in Varadero, Cuba, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010. The former world champion and Olympic silver medalist in the 400 meter dash will lend her name to the Ana Guevara Cup, a pro-am golf tournament that will be held in Cuba from Oct. 13-17. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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People carry a cake at an event celebrating Fidel Castro's 84th birthday at the Ernesto "Che" Guevara Palace of Pioneers in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Children sing a birthday song next to a cake that reads in Spanish "Congratulations Commander" at an event honoring Fidel Castro's 84th birthday at the Ernesto "Che" Guevara Palace of Pioneers in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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A boy cuts a cake decorated with a Cuban flag that reads in Spanish "Congratulations Commander" at an event honoring Fidel Castro's 84th birthday at the Ernesto "Che" Guevara Palace of Pioneers in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Children stand by a mural of Fidel Castro, right, and revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara, left, at an event honoring Fidel Castro's 84th birthday at the Ernesto "Che" Guevara Palace of Pioneers in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Children in costume perform at an event celebrating the 84th birthday of Fidel Castro at the Ernesto "Che" Guevara Palace of Pioneers in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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A cake decorated with a Cuban flag that reads in Spanish "Congratulations Commander" sits on display as children perform at an event honoring Fidel Castro's 84th birthday at the Ernesto "Che" Guevara Palace of Pioneers in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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A girl in a bee costume waits to perform at an event celebrating Fidel Castro's 84th birthday at the Ernesto "Che" Guevara Palace of Pioneers in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi, a 50-year-old al Qaeda cook from Sudan, attends his war crimes trial Wednesday at the Camp Justice compound on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Canadian defendant Omar Khadr is shown at a hearing at the Camp Justice compound at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba in this April 28, 2010, photo of a sketch drawn by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)

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Low pay means low productivity in communist Cuba, where the state employs 95 percent of the official work force. Now, facing a severe budget deficit, President Raul Castro has hinted at restructuring or pruning the government payroll. (Associated Press)