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Cuba examines weak economy, seeks 'socialist development'

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HAVANA - Cuba's National Assembly opened its biannual session, with the communist island's faltering economy topping the agenda, but no plans unveiled for change. 

File picture shows a farmer resting as he waits for fruit and vegetable retailers to buy from him at a wholesale market in Havana

President Raul Castro, 83, addressed the assembly, which discussed why one of the world's last command economies has not grown faster, after six years of very tentative reforms.

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