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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 relic ends historic journey

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 5:01

Thousands of Roman Catholics in Cuba gather for an open-air mass to mark the end of a 16-month tour of a statue of the island's patron saint.
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Haitian migrants killed off Cuba

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 4:10
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Havana

At least 38 migrants from Haiti are found dead after their boat sank just off the eastern tip of Cuba, government officials in Havana say.
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Cuba's amnesty 'disappoints' US

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

Washington says it is disappointed that US citizen Alan Gross is not among the 2,900 prisoners to be released by Cuba as a gesture of goodwill.
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Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 10:03

Cuban President Raul Castro says 2,900 prisoners, including some convicted of political crimes, will be freed in the next few days as a goodwill gesture.
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Cuban banks begin offering loans

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 21:32

Banks in Cuba begin offering loans to individual citizens, in the latest free-market reform designed to revive the island's socialist economy.
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Obama voices Venezuela concerns

Monday, December 19th 2011, 19:50
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

US President Barack Obama accuses Venezuela of threatening democratic values ahead of elections next year and criticises its ties to Cuba and Iran.
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In pictures: How to roll a Cuban cigar

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 0:16

The art of producing a Cuban cigar
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VIDEO: Cuban car sale rise after law change

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 4:10

Car sales in Cuba have risen sharply since restrictions on buying and selling vehicles were lifted a couple of months ago.
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Was Celia Sanchez the lover of Castro?

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 0:14
related places: Castro

Was this Cuban rebel really Castro's lover?
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Pope set to visit Cuba next year

Friday, December 9th 2011, 1:53

Pope Benedict XVI will visit Cuba in 2012, only the second visit by a pontiff to the Communist-run island, Vatican officials say.
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New US call to Cuba to free Gross

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 20:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gross

The US authorities appeal for the immediate release from a Cuban jail of US contractor Alan Gross, two years to the day after his arrest.
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VIDEO: Cuban oil plans cause anger in US

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 21:47
related countries: United States United States

Cuba is to begin exploratory drilling in search of oil, but the plans are causing controversy in the US where memories of the BP Gulf oil disaster are still fresh in the mind.
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Cuba to ease agricultural sales

Monday, November 21st 2011, 22:19

Cuban farmers will be allowed to sell their products directly to tourist businesses under new rules to be introduced next month.
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VIDEO: Barber shops go private in Cuba

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 18:39

Cuban government allows barbers to work privately in another economic reform in the country.
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Cuban oil project fuels US anxieties

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 13:20
related countries: United States United States

US safety dilemma over Cuba's nascent oil industry
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VIDEO: End of road for Cuba's classic cars?

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 9:11
related countries: United States United States

As President Raul Castro agrees to allow people to buy and sell cars in Cuba, there are concerns the move could spell the beginning of the end for many of the island's classic American cars.
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Castro Twitter debut sparks spat

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 0:43

Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter Mariela makes her debut on Twitter and is immediately confronted by a dissident demanding free speech.
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Washington raises a glass to Cuba

Friday, November 4th 2011, 21:20

Cuba remembers Hemingway - in a Washington bar
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Cuba legalises private home sales

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 15:30

Cuba approves a law allowing individuals to buy and sell homes privately for the first time in 50 years, official media say.
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Rubio admits Cuban exile muddle

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

A Republican often touted as a possible 2012 vice-presidential candidate admits his Cuban parents did not come to the US as exiles from Fidel Castro's rule.
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Chavez says he is free of cancer

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 21:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is free of cancer after returning from Cuba for health checks, four months after surgery there.
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VIDEO: Cuba's love for the Russian Lada

Monday, October 17th 2011, 5:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Soviet-era Ladas still populate the streets of Cuba, serving a role as taxis, ambulances and police vehicles as well as private cars.
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Chavez to have Cuba cancer check

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 19:24
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez heads to Cuba for a health check-up, four months after having surgery for cancer.
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Cuba dissident group leader dies

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 1:34

Laura Pollan, who founded the influential Cuban protest group, Ladies in White, has died, aged 63, after suffering from Dengue fever.
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Cuban Communists mull term limits

Friday, October 14th 2011, 20:23

The Communist Party of Cuba has announced that it will take up President Raul Castro's unprecedented call for term limits for all government officials.
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US frees Cuban spy Rene Gonzalez

Friday, October 7th 2011, 14:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Rene Gonzalez, one of five Cubans convicted of spying, is released from a Florida prison but must remain in the US for three years.
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VIDEO: Cuba eases car sales after 50-year ban

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 15:14

After half a century of restrictions, the government in Cuba approves trade in private cars bought after 1959.
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Cuban authorities ease car sales

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 18:54

The authorities in Cuba ease a five-decade-old ban on private auto sales, allowing individuals to buy and sell cars built after 1959.
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Fidel: Obama speech 'gibberish'

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 8:22

Cuba's Fidel Castro uses his first published article since July to attack President Barack Obama's recent speech to the UN as "gibberish".
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Cuba-US swimmer abandons crossing

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 16:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Endurance athlete Diana Nyad ends her latest attempt to complete a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, following jellyfish stings.
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