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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

Cuba-US swimmer defies jellyfish

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 6:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Endurance athlete Diana Nyad continues her world-record swim attempt from Cuba to Florida despite multiple jellyfish stings.
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Cuba dissidents' protest blocked

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 1:04
related places: Havana

Government supporters in Cuba block a march by the "Ladies in White" dissident group in Havana.
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VIDEO: Chavez returns after chemotherapy

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 1:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home from Cuba after having what he says was his final round of chemotherapy.
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VIDEO: Cuba's dog shows gain popularity

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 1:57

There is a new passion sweeping revolutionary Cuba that seems rather at odds with the harsh economic reality of the times.
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Final cancer therapy for Chavez

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 20:15
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is heading to Cuba for his fourth and final round of chemotherapy in his cancer treatment.
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Cuba dissidents' march thwarted

Friday, September 16th 2011, 19:34

The Cuban authorities have detained more than 30 activists to stop them holding a demonstration, a human rights group says.
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Cuba attacks Richardson 'slander'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 8:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Richardson

Cuba criticises ex-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, denying he was invited to Cuba to discuss the release of jailed American Alan Gross.
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US envoy giving up Cuba mission

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 20:22
related countries: United States United States

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says he is disappointed to be leaving Cuba without meeting jailed US contractor Alan Gross.
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Obama says Cuba reform not enough

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 8:58
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says Cuba has not done enough to open its economy or reform its political system.
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US Cuba envoy in prisoner impasse

Friday, September 9th 2011, 22:56
related countries: United States United States

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says he will not leave Cuba until he is allowed to see jailed US contractor Alan Gross.
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US envoy on Cuba prisoner mission

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 0:41
related countries: United States United States

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is in to Cuba to win the release of a US contractor whose imprisonment has hit attempts to improve US-Cuba relations.
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VIDEO: The legacy of Guantanamo Bay

Monday, September 5th 2011, 22:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Just four months after the September 11 terror attacks, the US military began sending prisoners caught on the battlefield in Afghanistan, to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
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Cuban Defence Minister Casas dies

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 22:12

Cuba's Defence Minister, Julio Casas Regueiro, a veteran of the Cuban revolution, has died of a heart attack, the country's ruling Politbureau says.
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Hugo Chavez has more chemotherapy

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 9:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez voices optimism as he has more cancer therapy, this time in in Caracas after being treated in Cuba.
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Robles disqualified after clash

Monday, August 29th 2011, 13:50

Cuba's Dayron Robles is disqualified after winning the 110m hurdles at the World Championships, handing Briton Andy Turner the bronze.
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Chavez set for Caracas treatment

Monday, August 29th 2011, 3:36
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is set to undergo a third round of chemotherapy, this time in Caracas, after having a cancerous tumour removed in Cuba in June.
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Chavez home after more treatment

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 3:40
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is in good spirits after returning home from Cuba following a second round of cancer treatment there.
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VIDEO: Cuba's unusual first 'gay wedding'

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 4:02

A Cuban man and transgender woman have married in what is being seen as the country's first "gay wedding".
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Cuba sees its first 'gay wedding'

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 23:22

A gay Cuban man marries his transgender partner in what has been hailed as the first "gay" wedding on the communist island.
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VIDEO: Cuban wedding for sex change bride

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 14:39
related places: Ignacio

Wendy and Ignacio marriage is an unusual one - she is a transsexual and he is gay.
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US woman abandons Cuba to Florida swim

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 7:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Diana Nyad, 61, is forced to end her bid to be the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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US woman attempts swim from Cuba

Monday, August 8th 2011, 3:05
related countries: United States United States

A 61-year-old woman begins her attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Chavez goes to Cuba for treatment

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 4:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba to resume cancer treatment, two months after he had a tumour removed on the island.
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Cuba rejects US contractor appeal

Friday, August 5th 2011, 19:07
related countries: United States United States

Cuba's Supreme Court rejects an appeal by US aid contractor Alan Gross against his 15-year sentence for crimes against the state.
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VIDEO: Cuba's assembly backs reforms

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:19

Cuba's National Assembly has given its backing to President Raul Castro's plans to reform the country's stagnating economy.
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Cuban assembly approves reforms

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 5:15

Cuba's National Assembly backs President Raul Castro's plans to reduce bureaucracy and reform the country's migration laws.
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VIDEO: Is Cuba ready for reform?

Friday, July 29th 2011, 21:27

Cuba remains the only communist run country in the Western hemisphere and this weekend marks five years since Raul Castro took over power from his ailing elder brother Fidel.
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Chavez returns after chemotherapy

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 12:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns home after a first round of treatment for cancer in Cuba.
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Chavez ends first chemotherapy

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 21:25
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says the first phase of his treatment for cancer has ended successfully in Cuba.
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Jailed American appeals in Cuba

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 19:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

US contractor Alan Gross, sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison for crimes against the state, appeals to the Supreme Court in Havana for his release.
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