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Date TimeJuly 19, 2019
VoiceCuban authorities sought to reassure jittery citizens this week that recent power outages and a fuel shortage were due to temporary problems that were being fixed rather than a broader decline in the economy under heavier U.S. sanctions.
Cuba says fuel shortage, blackouts are temporary, being fixed
The Communist-run island is battling a cash crunch brought on by a decline in aid from leftist ally Venezuela and lower exports, as well as a tightening of the decades-old U.S. trade embargo, including attempts to block Venezuelan oil shipments.
"This is the third gas station we've visited," Rodolfo Romero said.
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