Cuba's communists to hold congress

Struggling with challenges on multiple fronts, nation to hold first congress for 14 years.

    Cuba's Communist Party is to hold its first congress in almost 14 years on Saturday, in a move aimed at devising new economic and social policies for the central American state.

    The meeting comes as the island nation struggles to deal with a major drought, crumbling infrastructure and economic stagnation.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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