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Uruguay to take Guantanamo inmates

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Guantanamo

President Jose Mujica of Uruguay says his country will take five prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
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Hero's welcome for freed Cuban spy

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 9:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

A Cuban spy freed from US jail after serving a 15-year sentence is greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro at the airport in the capital, Havana.
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VIDEO: 'Longest ash contest' at cigar festival

Friday, February 28th 2014, 13:24

Hundreds of cigar aficionados from around the world take part in an unusual competition in Cuba to see who can create the longest unbroken cone of cigar ash.
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Cuba revolution leader dies in Miami

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 20:41

The only exiled dissident among the original leaders of the 1959 Cuban revolution, Huber Matos, dies in Miami at the age of 95.
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Cuban spy released from US jail

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 16:23
related countries: United States United States

Fernando Gonzalez becomes the second of five Cubans convicted of spying to be released from a US prison after completing his sentence.
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VIDEO: Cigar festival opens in Havana

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 21:27
related places: Havana

Cigar aficionados from around the world gather in Havana for the annual cigar festival.
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Cuban cigar sales jump in 2013

Monday, February 24th 2014, 21:44
related countries: China China

Sales of Cuba's famous cigars jump 8% in 2013, says Habanos SA, due to strong demand from Chinese consumers.
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VIDEO: Cuba's 'mob and movie star' hotel reopens

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 22:19
related places: Havana

Krupa Padhy reports on the reopening of Havana's Capri hotel, and its colourful mob and movie star history.
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N Korean arms ship leaves Panama

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 15:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

The North Korean ship seized seven months ago with undeclared Cuban weapons on board has left Panama and is returning to Cuba, officials say.
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Cuba suspends US consular services

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 0:34
related countries: United States United States

The Cuban government suspends consular services in the United States, a move that may prevent tens of thousands travelling to the island.
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VIDEO: EU agrees to open Cuba negotiations

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 12:19

The European Union agrees to launch negotiations with Cuba aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the Communist-run island.
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EU agrees to open Cuba negotiations

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 4:36

The European Union agrees to launch negotiations with Cuba aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the Communist-run island.
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AP removes 'altered' Fidel photos

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 2:17

The Associated Press news agency is deleting seven "digitally altered" photos of the Cuban leader Fidel Castro from its archive.
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N Korean ship 'free to leave' Panama

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 0:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama
related places: Pyongyang

The Panama Canal Authority says a North Korean cargo ship seized in July carrying Cuban weapons is free to go after Pyongyang paid a huge fine.
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VIDEO: Cuba trips change US hearts and minds

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 4:30
related countries: United States United States

Tens of thousands of American tourists are flocking to Cuba under a US scheme to promote a positive view of democracy and the free market.
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Panama to free N Korean ship crew

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

Panama orders the release of 32 out of 35 crew members of a North Korean ship seized in July which was carrying Cuban weapons hidden under sacks of sugar.
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VIDEO: Cuban 'misfits' in revolutionary US exchange

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 0:49
related countries: United States United States

Cuban 'misfits' in revolutionary student exchange
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Brazil-funded port opened in Cuba

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:00

Brazil and Cuba inaugurate a new container terminal of a deepwater sea port, a rare large foreign investment project on the Caribbean island.
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Cuban leading activist 'arrested'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 0:10

Pro-democracy activists in Cuba say a leading dissident, Jose Ferrer, has been arrested after meeting European diplomats.
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US 'open' to new relations with Cuba

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 0:48
related countries: United States United States

The US is "very open" to a new relationship with Cuba, on condition of more political freedom on the communist-run island, a senior official says.
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VIDEO: Fidel Castro makes rare appearance

Friday, January 10th 2014, 13:44
related places: Havana

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro makes his first public appearance in months with a surprise visit to an arts exhibition in Havana.
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Fidel Castro makes rare appearance

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:42
related places: Havana

Cuba's former President Fidel Castro appears in public for the first time in nine months, at the opening of an art studio in Havana.
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Dutch call for new EU policy on Cuba

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans urges a new European Union policy towards Cuba during a visit to the Communist-run island.
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'Crazy' car prices shock Cubans

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 14:49

Cubans react with shock at what some term "crazy" prices as foreign-made cars go on sale for the first time since the 1959 revolution.
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Cuban leader warns of 'subversives'

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 11:30

Cuban leader Raul Castro says there is a subversive campaign under way to undermine the revolution on the Communist island and topple its government.
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Cuba eases restrictions on loans

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 3:19

The Cuban government eases restrictions on loans to private borrowers in the latest measure aimed at boosting the island's troubled economy.
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In pictures: Housing in Havana

Friday, December 27th 2013, 0:15
related places: Havana

Residents of Havana struggle with decaying buildings
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VIDEO: Castro calls for better US relations

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 3:39
related countries: United States United States

Cuban President Raul Castro has called for "civilised relations" with the United States, saying the two countries should respect their differences.
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Cuba calls for better US relations

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 3:07
related countries: United States United States

Cuban President Raul Castro calls for "civilised relations" with the United States, but says both sides have to respect each other's differences.
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VIDEO: Cuba relaxes baseball rules

Friday, December 20th 2013, 23:19

Cuba is allowing its baseball players to sign contracts with foreign, professional teams for the first time since the revolution.
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Cuba loosens car buying restrictions

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 16:21

Cuba is loosening long-standing restrictions on people buying foreign-made new and used cars, according to state media.
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Cuba's baseball revolution: Why players are turning pro

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 1:41

Why Cuban baseball players are turning pro
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RBS fined $100m by US regulators

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 22:10
related countries: Burma Burma, Iran Iran, Sudan Sudan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
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VIDEO: What does a handshake mean?

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 10:39

Jeremy Paxman considers the significance of the handshake that took place between President Barack Obama and the Cuban leader, Raul Castro, at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
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