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Fidel Castro Grants Interview to GRANMA
Havana Tele Rebelde Network
BRS Assigned Document Number:    000016763
Report Type:         Daily Report             AFS Number:     FL2509141490
Report Number:       FBIS-LAT-90-187          Report Date:    26 Sep 90
Report Series:       Daily Report             Start Page:     4
Report Division:     CARIBBEAN                End Page:       4
Report Subdivision:  Cuba                     AG File Flag:   
Classification:      UNCLASSIFIED             Language:       Spanish
Document Date:       25 Sep 90
Report Volume:       Wednesday Vol VI No 187


City/Source of Document:   Havana Tele Rebelde Network

Report Name:   Latin America

Headline:   Fidel Castro Grants Interview to GRANMA

Source Line:   FL2509141490 Havana Tele Rebelde Network in Spanish 1303 GMT 25
Sep 90

1.  [Text] We cannot just stand idly by and ignore our difficulties. Instead,
we must simply confront them, regardless of what they are.

2.  That is the headline of an interview granted by Commander in Chief Fidel
Castro to the GRANMA newspaper. The main topic of the interview published today
by the organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba is the
strategy that will be applied to produce no less than 15 million quintals of
tubers and crops in Havana.

3.  In this regard, Fidel refers to three meetings of the Executive Committee
of the Council of Ministers to analyze and draft the guidelines. Another topic
discussed during the interview with the commander in chief pertains to the
introduction of the microject-air irrigation technology. Fidel also said that
the mobilization of Havana residents into agricultural tasks could be increased
to 20,000 workers during times of maximum demand.

4.  During the interview, Fidel reported that 100,000 bulls are being trained
for agricultural use. This step will not affect meat quotas, he said, because
poultry is supplying the amount of meat needed.

5.  In another part of the GRANMA interview, our commander in chief stressed
that if we have a surplus of personnel and not enough for them to do, the
revolution will never put a single man or woman out on the street.