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Panama charges North Korea ship crew

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 11:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

Prosecutors in Panama say they have pressed charges against the crew of a North Korean ship carrying weapons from Cuba to North Korea.
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Cuban baseball star 'defects to US'

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 1:26
related countries: United States United States

A baseball player from Cuba's national team reportedly defects to the US ahead of a series of friendly matches against a US all-stars team.
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Panama 'must free' N Korea arms ship

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

North Korea urges Panama to release without delay its ship and crew - seized after weapons were found on board - in its first comments on the case.
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Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

A North Korean ship seized in the Panama Canal was transporting Soviet-era weapons for repair from Cuba, Havana says.
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VIDEO: Cuba's amazing dancing triplets

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 23:17

The teenage identical triplets tipped to be ballet stars
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Cuba corruption case Britons freed

Friday, June 21st 2013, 8:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British businessmen who faced corruption charges in Cuba have been released, the British Embassy says.
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VIDEO: US and Cuba hold direct mail talks

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

Cuban and US officials hold talks about resuming direct mail services following a 50 year postal ban between the two countries.
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Jellyfish sting ends Cuba-US swim

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 2:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Florida, Havana

A jellyfish sting forces Australian athlete Chloe McCardel to abandon her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage.
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Colombia peace talks resume in Cuba

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Left-wing Farc rebels and representatives of the Colombian government resume peace talks in Cuba aimed at ending almost five decades of conflict.
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Cuba to offer public internet access

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 20:15

The government of Cuba says it will soon expand public access to the internet, although it will maintain restrictions for access at home.
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VIDEO: Cuba's top ballet school restored

Monday, May 27th 2013, 9:42

After closing its doors in 2011 because the buildings had become too dangerous to dance in, the Cuban National Ballet School has reopened after more than $2m dollars of restoration work.
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VIDEO: Cuba reopens sugar mills

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 6:29

Cuba is reopening some of its mothballed sugar mills to try to take advantage of rising sugar prices.
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VIDEO: Cuban golf courses no longer 'elitist'

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 17:11

Five decades after Fidel Castro ordered Cuba's golf courses to be closed down because he considered them "elitist", the island's communist government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort.
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Cuba golf project gets green light

Monday, May 13th 2013, 9:38

Cuba golf gets multi-million dollar boost
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VIDEO: Castro daughter leads gay rights march

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 10:29
related places: Havana

Gay rights campaigner Mariela Castro has led a protest march against homophobia in the Cuban capital Havana.
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Cubans march against homophobia

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 0:40
related places: Havana

Hundreds of Cubans march against homophobia in the capital, Havana, led by the president's daughter, Mariela Castro.
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Brazil to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 2:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Brazil has begun negotiations to take on at least 6,000 Cuban doctors to work in rural areas, Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota says.
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VIDEO: Rare glimpse inside Cuba's prisons

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 6:01

Cuba has allowed foreign journalists to visit several of its prisons, for the first time in almost a decade.
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Obama renews vow to close Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 20:53
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama pledges a new push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amid a growing prisoner hunger strike there.
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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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