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Sahara dust cloud looms over Cuba, Caribbean and Florida

A massive cloud of Saharan dust darkened much of Cuba on Wednesday and began to affect air quality in Florida, sparking warnings to people with respiratory illnesses to stay home. The dust cloud swept across the Atlantic from Africa over the past week, covering the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico since Sunday and hitting south Florida in the United States on Wednesday, authorities there said. Conditions over the Cuban capital Havana are expected to worsen on Thursday, specialists on the Communist-run island reported. Read more...




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