Crisis Hits Baseball Too

HAVANA TIMES, June 19 — Faced with the impact of the global economic crisis on an economy highly dependent on imports, the Cuban Baseball Federation is looking to reactivate the local sports industry to cut imports of equipment from countries such as China, reported IPS.

The Cuban government has also announced a strategy to reduce energy consumption and is investing heavily to produce food products locally instead of importing. The island has seen its export revenues drop considerably —led by nickel its top earner—, thus shrinking its import capability.