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We have started to collect the most important news related to Cuba in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Cuba: news

Dissidents occupy Havana church

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 0:33
related places: Havana

A group of Cuban dissidents occupies a church in Havana ahead of the Pope's visit demanding he urge the Cuban government to end political repression.
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No Americas Summit place for Cuba

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 2:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Havana

After talks with President Raul Castro in Havana, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will not invite Cuba to next month's Americas Summit.
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Chavez says tumour was malignant

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 18:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says a lesion he had removed from his pelvic region earlier this week was malignant.
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The evolution of the Cuban cigar

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 4:37

Cuban cigars thrive despite changes all around
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Hugo Chavez says recovering well

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 8:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tweets that he is recovering well after surgery in Cuba for a suspected recurrence of cancer.
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Fidel Castro's sister Angela dies

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 20:35

Angela Castro - eldest sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro - dies at the age of 88 after a long illness, another sister says.
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VIDEO: Cuban cigar sales on the up

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 19:47

Although its economy has suffered for many years, the sales of uban cigars seem to defy the global economic downturn.
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Chavez 'has Cuba cancer surgery'

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 19:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in "good physical shape" after again undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba, Venezuela's vice president says.
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Chavez heads for new Cuba surgery

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 0:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez travels to Cuba for an operation on a lesion eight months after he first had surgery for a cancerous growth.
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Chavez set for new Cuba surgery

Friday, February 24th 2012, 9:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who had cancer last year, is heading to Cuba again on Friday for surgery to remove a potentially cancerous lesion.
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Cubans set for taxing times

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 9:11

Paperwork challenge for Cuba's private businesses
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Cuba eyes Americas Summit place

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Cuba says it will attend the Summit of the Americas in Colombia if it is invited despite US objections, but will not rejoin the Organisation of American States.
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VIDEO: Fidel Castro launches memoirs

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 4:37

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance to launch his memoirs.
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Fidel Castro launches his memoirs

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 19:22

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro appears in public for the first time since April 2011 to launch a two-volume book of memoirs.
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Cuban blogger denied travel visa

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 0:33
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A Cuban woman who writes a blog critical of the Communist authorities says she will not be able to travel to Brazil after Cuba refused her an exit visa.
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VIDEO: Oldest woman in Cuba turns 127

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:07

The oldest woman in Cuba and possibly the world celebrates her 127th birthday this week.
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Search for Cuba offshore oil begins

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 17:34

Search begins for Cuba's offshore oil deposits
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Cuba trade focus of Brazil trip

Monday, January 30th 2012, 23:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visits Cuba with the focus on trade ties, but with human rights issues in the background.
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Castro defends one-party system

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 23:18

Cuban President Raul Castro says his country will keep its one-party system, allowing no competition to the ruling Communists.
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Cuba party considers term limits

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 1:28

Cuba's ruling Communist Party holds its first-ever national conference to consider changes in the way it runs the country and how to renew the ageing revolutionary leadership.
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VIDEO: Cuba oil project drilling to start

Friday, January 27th 2012, 5:40
related places: Florida

Cuba is to begin exploratory drilling in search of oil - this weekend a rig will begin drilling for oil just 100 kilometres from Florida.
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Dead man no dissident, says Cuba

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 18:43

Cuba's government denies that Wilman Villar, who died in custody on Thursday, was a dissident who had been on hunger strike.
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VIDEO: Cuban hunger striker dies in jail

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 9:13

A jailed Cuban political dissident has died, 50 days after beginning a hunger strike, a human rights group says.
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Cuban hunger striker dies in jail

Friday, January 20th 2012, 7:55

Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar dies after 50-day hunger strike protesting against his sentence for taking part in a demonstration.
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Oil rig to begin Cuba exploration

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:46
related countries: United States United States

A large oil rig arrives off the coast of Cuba to begin searching for oil deposits in the Florida Strait, raising environmental concerns in the US.
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VIDEO: Scots turn Cuban weed into 'gold'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 10:50

Scots engineers find a way to turn a Cuban weed into one of the world's most sought-after substances.
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VIDEO: An outsider strikes a chord in Little Havana

Monday, January 16th 2012, 7:49

An outsider conquers Miami's Cuban music scene
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VIDEO: Cuba welcomes Iran's Ahmadinejad

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 9:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has received a warm welcome in Cuba, as he continued a whistlestop tour of his allies.
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Cuban relic ends historic journey

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 5:01

Thousands of Roman Catholics in Cuba gather for an open-air mass to mark the end of a 16-month tour of a statue of the island's patron saint.
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Haitian migrants killed off Cuba

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 4:10
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Havana

At least 38 migrants from Haiti are found dead after their boat sank just off the eastern tip of Cuba, government officials in Havana say.
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