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Ex-US government worker 'Cuban spy'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 21:43
related countries: United States United States

A former US government employee is accused of recruiting US citizens in sensitive national security posts to spy for Cuba.
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VIDEO: Cuba's Ladies in White collect prize

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 3:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Members of the Cuban opposition group Ladies in White have collected the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in Brussels.
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Cuban protest group collects prize

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 19:30
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Members of the Cuban opposition group Ladies in White collect the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in Brussels.
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US 'kidnap' parents in Florida jail

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A US couple accused of kidnapping their two sons from their grandparents and fleeing to Cuba by boat are transferred to a Florida jail.
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Cuba to return US 'kidnap' parents

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 0:39
related countries: United States United States

Cuban authorities say they will turn over a US couple accused of kidnapping their two sons from their grandparents and fleeing to Cuba by boat.
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After Castro: The man tipped to lead Cuba

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 0:47

The man tipped to follow the Castros in Cuba
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VIDEO: Beyonce and Jay-Z Cuba trip queried

Monday, April 8th 2013, 2:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jay

A visit to Cuba by US pop singer Beyonce and her rap star husband Jay-Z is coming under scrutiny in connection with the US economic embargo.
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Beyonce visit to Cuba queried in US

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 6:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jay

A visit to Cuba by US pop singer Beyonce and her rap star husband Jay-Z is coming under scrutiny in connection with the US economic embargo.
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VIDEO: Castro issues warning to N Korea

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 0:01

North Korea should not risk a war which could "affect more than 70% of the Earth's population", the former president of Cuba has warned.
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VIDEO: Beyonce and Jay Z visit Cuba

Friday, April 5th 2013, 18:56

Singer Beyonce and husband rapper Jay Z have made a trip to Cuba marking their fifth wedding anniversary.
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Seven Cuban ballet dancers defect

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 2:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Seven young ballet dancers from Cuba have defected while on tour in Mexico
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VIDEO: Who will be next to lead Cuba?

Monday, April 1st 2013, 6:09
related places: Castro

Cuban politics has been dominated by the Castro brothers, Fidel and Raul, ever since it became the western hemisphere's first communist country in 1959.
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Cuba musician Bebo Valdes dies at 94

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 22:33
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Bebo Valdes, a Cuban jazz musician who became famous as a pianist and bandleader in 1940s Havana, has died aged 94 in Sweden.
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VIDEO: Meet the Colombian 'Billy Elliot'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Colombia's Fernando Montano talks to the BBC about how, after deciding at the age of four that he wanted to become a professional ballet dancer, he travelled the world from Cuba to Italy before ending up in the UK where he is now the only Colombian d
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Hugo Chavez 'has more chemotherapy'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 13:29
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is receiving chemotherapy in a Caracas hospital after cancer surgery in Cuba, the vice-president has revealed.
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Hugo Chavez 'battling for his life'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 14:47
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is "battling for his health and his life" following his latest cancer treatment in Cuba, the vice-president says.
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Cuba's Raul Castro to retire in 2018

Monday, February 25th 2013, 1:08
related places: Havana

Cuban President Raul Castro confirms he will stand down at the end of his second term in 2018, following his re-election by the assembly.
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Cuba's Castros prepare to step back

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 1:21

Cuban elections herald search for new leadership
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Chavez 'breathing problems persist'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 2:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is still suffering breathing problems following his return from Cuba where he was treated for cancer, officials say.
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Havana book fair feeds Cuba's hunger for literature

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 1:24

Where Cubans feed their hunger for contemporary literature
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Seven US lawmakers in Cuba visit

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 21:52
related countries: United States United States

A group of seven US lawmakers meet Cuba's foreign minister in an effort to improve relations between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Dissident Cuban blogger booed in Brazil

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez is met with protests in Brazil on her first trip abroad after taking advantage of newly-eased travel regulations.
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Chavez returns from Cuba cancer care

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:36
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announces his return home from Cuba, where he had been receiving treatment for cancer since the end of 2012.
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VIDEO: Castro votes in Cuba's election

Monday, February 4th 2013, 4:37

Fidel Castro has voted in Cuba's parliamentary elections, the first time the frail ex-leader has been seen in public for several months.
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Fidel Castro votes in election

Monday, February 4th 2013, 2:19

Fidel Castro votes in Cuba's parliamentary elections, the first time the ageing ex-leader has been seen in public for several months.
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Hugo Chavez's health 'improving'

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 20:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is making gradual but clear progress as he recovers from cancer surgery in Cuba, Venezuelan officials say.
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Deadly clashes before Farc talks

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Fighting between Farc rebels and Colombia's government leaves at least nine people dead, as the latest round of peace talks start in Cuba.
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Cuba dissident granted passport

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 4:59

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez says she has been granted a passport after years of being denied the right to travel abroad.
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Cuba confirms high-speed internet

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 22:22

Cuba's state telecoms company, Etecsa, says a high-speed fibre-optic cable is connecting Cuba to the global internet, nearly two years after its arrival.
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Hugo Chavez 'in physiotherapy'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 17:49
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, is receiving physiotherapy in Cuba "to return to his country", says his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales.
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'Curious activation' of Cuban cable

Monday, January 21st 2013, 14:05

A high-speed fibre-optic cable connecting Cuba to the global internet has been switched on - more than a year after it was ready.
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Chavez deputy gives state address

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 22:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro gives the annual state of the nation address instead of ailing President Hugo Chavez.
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Cuba confirms cholera in Havana

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 21:22
related places: Havana

Cuban health officials confirm that 51 people have contracted cholera in the capital, Havana, the biggest outbreak there in decades.
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