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Death casts a shadow of uncertainty over Cuba

HAVANA — The death of Hugo Chavez sent a ripple of sadness and uncertainty across Cuba on Wednesday as Cubans mourned the loss of an ideological son and generous ally and worried about the economic pain that could lie ahead if the new Venezuelan leadership cut off hefty oil subsidies.

Granma, the Communist Party newspaper, dedicated six of its eight pages to Chavez’s life, his death Tuesday, and his legacy. Flags at government buildings flew at half-staff after the government declared two days of official mourning.

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