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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

Cuban anti-Castro activist dies

Friday, October 26th 2012, 14:38
related places: Castro, Havana

Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, a former Cuban revolutionary who later became a dissident, dies aged 77 in Havana after suffering a heart attack, his wife says.
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Hurricane Sandy bears down on US

Friday, October 26th 2012, 10:49
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, Jamaica Jamaica

Hurricane Sandy sweeps north over the Bahamas towards the US, having killed 21 people as it tore through Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy bears down on US

Friday, October 26th 2012, 5:33
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, Jamaica Jamaica, United States United States

Hurricane Sandy has swept north over the Bahamas towards the US, having reportedly killed some 20 people as it tore through Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica.
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VIDEO: Clean up in Cuba after hurricane

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 22:07

Cubans are assessing the damage after hurricane Sandy hit the south-east of the country, carrying sustained winds of 175km/h (110mph).
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VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy hits Cuba

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:19

Hurricane Sandy has made landfall in Cuba bringing with it winds gusting at up to 175 kilometres per hour
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Sandy strengthens on hitting Cuba

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 9:01
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Sandy strengthens into a "strong category two hurricane" as it makes landfall in southern Cuba, after leaving one man dead in Jamaica.
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Castro attacks ill health 'lies'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 7:19

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro writes a strongly-worded article condemning rumours that he is on his death bed, and publishes photos of himself.
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Fidel Castro appears in public

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 1:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Venezuelan politician confirms reports by Cuban hotel staff that Fidel Castro made a public appearance there, amid rumours about his health.
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VIDEO: Cuba to end 'hated' exit permits

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 8:40

Cuba will allow residents to leave the country without needing an exit permit after the government relaxed restrictions on residents.
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US welcomes Cuba travel reform

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington welcomes Cuba's announcement that it is removing the need for citizens to obtain expensive exit permits before travelling abroad.
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Cuba ends exit permit requirement

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 6:53

Cuba announces it is removing the need for citizens to obtain expensive exit permits, "white cards", before travelling abroad.
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VIDEO: Cold War sites given listed status

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 6:11

The remains of two concrete Cold War nuclear missile sites have been given listed status by English Heritage, 50 years on from the Cuban missile crisis.
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VIDEO: Hunting remnants of Cuban missile crisis

Monday, October 15th 2012, 22:31

Fifty years on from the Cuban missile crisis, Sarah Rainsford went on a hunt for traces of the event that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.
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Spanish activist jailed in Cuba

Monday, October 15th 2012, 15:57
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish activist Angel Carromero is jailed for four years in Cuba over a car crash that killed high-profile dissident Oswaldo Paya.
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The other Cuban missile crisis

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 1:18
related countries: Russia Russia

The other Cuban missile crisis - averted by one Russian's ingenuity
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Cuban refugees die near Mexico

Friday, October 12th 2012, 23:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cancun

A home-made raft carrying 23 Cuban refugees sinks as it hits reefs near the Mexican beach resort of Cancun.
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Cuba's housing market booms

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 1:30

Limited reforms fuel Cuban property market rise
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VIDEO: Cuba tries man over dissident's death

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 12:39
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish national Angel Carromero has gone on trial in Cuba accused of manslaughter over the death of high-profile dissident Oswaldo Paya.
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Spanish activist tried in Cuba

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 4:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish national Angel Carromero is tried in Cuba for manslaughter over the car crash that killed leading dissident Oswaldo Paya.
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Cuban dissident blogger arrested

Friday, October 5th 2012, 14:18

Cuban blogger and dissident Yoani Sanchez is arrested while on her way to attend the trial of a man involved in a car crash that killed a fellow dissident.
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VIDEO: Cubans raise Alzheimer awareness

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 10:21

Senior citizens in Cuba who have been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease have taken to the catwalk to help promote awareness of the condition.
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Cuba 'ready to talk' about Gross

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 20:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Gross

A senior Cuban diplomat says the government is ready to have talks with Washington about the continued detention of US contractor Alan Gross.
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VIDEO: How Cuba tries to stop flow of drugs

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 21:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

Cuba has a long-established zero tolerance policy on drugs, and now Havana is helping US officials stop the flow of narcotics from South America.
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VIDEO: Cuba's key role in the war on drugs

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 6:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

Cuba has a long-established zero tolerance policy on drugs, and now Havana is helping US officials stop the flow of narcotics from South America.
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VIDEO: Storm delays Republican gathering

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 8:42
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States
related places: Florida, Republican

The US Republican Party decides to delay discussions at their national convention in Florida because of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac, which has already swept across Haiti and Cuba.
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VIDEO: Nyad: Jellyfish sting 'like fire'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 11:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

The American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has abandoned her latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida.
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Cuba imprisons 12 over corruption

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 20:09

A court in Cuba sentences a group of former ministers and officials to terms of between four and 12 years for corruption.
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US swimmer halts Cuba-Florida bid

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

US woman Diana Nyad is pulled from the water during her attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Squall holds up Cuba-Florida swim

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 10:38
related countries: United States United States

An overnight squall holds up the bid by US woman Diana Nyad to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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US woman attempts swim crossing

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

A 62-year-old woman attempts to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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VIDEO: US woman attempts Cuba-US swim

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 14:10
related countries: United States United States

Diana Nyad has already been stung several times by jellyfish but is continuing her 166km (103 mile) journey.
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Cuba seeks jail term for Spaniard

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 9:11
related countries: Spain Spain

Cuban prosecutors are reported to be seeking seven years for Spanish politician Angel Carromero, accused over the death of dissident Oswaldo Paya in a car crash.
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