LINK Wed Sep 7, 2005. By Marc Frank
HAVANA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Cuba plans to shut down more sugar mills and replace them with food processing facilities, the Sugar Ministry said this week, in the first official confirmation many mills would be idled after 71 were closed in 2002.
"This period, through 2007, includes the closing for the next harvest of another group of mills that will be temporarily preserved," the Communist party daily Granma said on Wednesday, reporting on a meeting between ministry officials and workers.
Warehouses and workshops will be put to other uses and "more than 100 factories to produce pastas, chocolate, candy, process soy beans and corn will replace mills," Granma said...