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Cuba's Raul Castro to retire in 2018

Monday, February 25th 2013, 1:08
related places: Havana

Cuban President Raul Castro confirms he will stand down at the end of his second term in 2018, following his re-election by the assembly.
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Cuba's Castros prepare to step back

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 1:21

Cuban elections herald search for new leadership
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Chavez 'breathing problems persist'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 2:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is still suffering breathing problems following his return from Cuba where he was treated for cancer, officials say.
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Havana book fair feeds Cuba's hunger for literature

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 1:24

Where Cubans feed their hunger for contemporary literature
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Seven US lawmakers in Cuba visit

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 21:52
related countries: United States United States

A group of seven US lawmakers meet Cuba's foreign minister in an effort to improve relations between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Dissident Cuban blogger booed in Brazil

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez is met with protests in Brazil on her first trip abroad after taking advantage of newly-eased travel regulations.
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Chavez returns from Cuba cancer care

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:36
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announces his return home from Cuba, where he had been receiving treatment for cancer since the end of 2012.
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VIDEO: Castro votes in Cuba's election

Monday, February 4th 2013, 4:37

Fidel Castro has voted in Cuba's parliamentary elections, the first time the frail ex-leader has been seen in public for several months.
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Fidel Castro votes in election

Monday, February 4th 2013, 2:19

Fidel Castro votes in Cuba's parliamentary elections, the first time the ageing ex-leader has been seen in public for several months.
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Hugo Chavez's health 'improving'

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 20:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is making gradual but clear progress as he recovers from cancer surgery in Cuba, Venezuelan officials say.
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Deadly clashes before Farc talks

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Fighting between Farc rebels and Colombia's government leaves at least nine people dead, as the latest round of peace talks start in Cuba.
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Cuba dissident granted passport

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 4:59

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez says she has been granted a passport after years of being denied the right to travel abroad.
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Cuba confirms high-speed internet

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 22:22

Cuba's state telecoms company, Etecsa, says a high-speed fibre-optic cable is connecting Cuba to the global internet, nearly two years after its arrival.
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Hugo Chavez 'in physiotherapy'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 17:49
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, is receiving physiotherapy in Cuba "to return to his country", says his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales.
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'Curious activation' of Cuban cable

Monday, January 21st 2013, 14:05

A high-speed fibre-optic cable connecting Cuba to the global internet has been switched on - more than a year after it was ready.
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Chavez deputy gives state address

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 22:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro gives the annual state of the nation address instead of ailing President Hugo Chavez.
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Cuba confirms cholera in Havana

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 21:22
related places: Havana

Cuban health officials confirm that 51 people have contracted cholera in the capital, Havana, the biggest outbreak there in decades.
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Farc ceasefire 'to end on Sunday'

Monday, January 14th 2013, 16:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Havana

Farc rebels say their ceasefire will end on Sunday, as peace talks with the government of Colombia resume in Havana.
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Cuba eases travel rules for its citizens

Monday, January 14th 2013, 8:20

Cuba eases travel rules but trips abroad still distant dream for many
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Colombia seeks 'faster' Farc talks

Monday, January 14th 2013, 1:12
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Havana, Humberto

Leading Colombian government negotiator Humberto de la Calle calls for a faster pace to peace negotiations with Farc rebels in Havana.
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Venezuelan leaders back in Havana

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 22:15
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Havana

Venezuela's most senior political leaders are back in Cuba, where President Hugo Chavez is still recovering from his fourth cancer operation in 18 months.
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Cholera fear in Cuba

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 8:10

Cholera fears spread in Cuba's capital as authorities say nothing
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Hugo Chavez swearing-in postponed

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 12:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's National Assembly delays President Hugo Chavez's inauguration, due on 10 January, to give him time to recover from cancer surgery.
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VIDEO: Cubans await news on Chavez

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 6:46

The news about Hugo Chavez's health is being followed particularly closely in Cuba, where many worry about the future should President Chavez not be able to return to office.
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VIDEO: Chavez 'complications' after surgery

Friday, January 4th 2013, 23:15
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is said to be suffering from "complications" brought on by a "severe lung infection" following his fourth operation in Cuba for cancer
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Chavez 'conscious' says his deputy

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 3:53
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is conscious but in a "delicate and complex situation" after a cancer operation in Cuba, his deputy says.
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Air strike 'kills 13 Farc rebels'

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 18:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Antioquia

The Colombian Air Force says it has killed 13 Farc rebels in an attack on a camp in Antioquia province, as peace talks are due to resume in Cuba.
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Chavez suffers new complications

Monday, December 31st 2012, 14:37
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered "new complications" after a cancer operation in Cuba, his vice-president says.
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VIDEO: Chavez suffers new complications

Monday, December 31st 2012, 7:41
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The ailing Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has suffered further complications after cancer surgery in Cuba.
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Cuba town's British Caribbean heritage

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:49
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cuba town battles to save British West Indian ways
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VIDEO: Cuba town's British West Indian heritage

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 3:26
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

It is almost a century since hundreds of people headed for Cuba from British territories in the West Indies, looking for work in the country's sugar industry.
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Chavez 'improves' after surgery

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 5:06
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has improved after a cancer operation and has started walking and exercising, his deputy says.
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Chavez recovery 'satisfactory'

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 2:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is recovering well, but gradually, from cancer surgery in Cuba, his communications minister says.
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Jailed Spaniard may leave Cuba

Friday, December 14th 2012, 19:41
related countries: Spain Spain

Cuba allows activist Angel Carromero, sentenced over the death of dissident Oswaldo Paya, to return to Spain to serve out his sentence.
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