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Haiti, Cuba sign deal to bring Cuban technicians

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Haiti’s foreign affairs minister says his country has signed an agreement with Cuba to receive help in maintaining the government’s vehicles.

Foreign Minister Laurent Lamothe says the deal will bring 34 Cuban mechanics to make repairs to school buses, garbage trucks and heavy equipment.

The government hopes getting more garbage trucks on the road will enable workers to haul off the piles of trash that clog the streets of Haiti’s capital, which has an estimated 3 million people.

Officials hope repairs to the school buses will boost student enrollment.

Lamothe made the announcement Friday at the National Palace.

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