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News: Cuba

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 cuts peso to match US dollar

Monday, March 14th 2011, 18:00
related countries: United States United States

Cuba devalues its currency by 8% in relation to the US dollar as part of efforts to revive its economy.
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Cuba jails US web project worker

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 20:56
related countries: United States United States

US internet project worker Alan Gross is sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the state in Cuba.
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Cuba frees well-known dissident

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 2:17

The Cuban government frees Oscar Elias Biscet, a high-profile dissident doctor who had been sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2003.
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US aid worker's Cuba trial ends

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 4:41
related countries: United States United States

The trial of US aid worker Alan Gross for crimes against the state in Cuba ends, with the verdict yet to be formally announced.
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Che's motorcycle companion dies

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 22:26

Alberto Granado, the travel companion of Ernesto Che Guevara made famous in The Motorcycle Diaries, dies in Cuba at the age of 88.
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US 'spying' trial begins in Cuba

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 1:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana, Friday

The trial of an American aid contractor accused of subversive activities in Cuba begins in Havana, a case which may strain US-Cuba relations.
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Cuban dancers to remain in Canada

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 7:49
related countries: Canada Canada

Five members of the National Ballet of Cuba decide to stay in Canada after performing there, a spokeswoman for the Cuban company says.
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Cuba's mass lay-off plan held up

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 10:33

Cuban President Raul Castro admits plans to make some 500,000 state workers redundant by the end of March are behind schedule.
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Clash over Cuba dissident march

Monday, February 28th 2011, 2:17
related places: Havana

Cuba's dissident "Ladies in White" are confronted by supporters of the communist government as they demonstrate in Havana.
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Cuba to release Diosdado Gonzalez

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 23:11
related countries: Spain Spain

Cuba is to release the jailed dissident Diosdado Gonzalez, who had refused to go into exile in Spain, the Roman Catholic Church says.
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VIDEO: Cuba moves towards smaller cigars

Friday, February 25th 2011, 6:43

Cuba has long been famous for its big fat cigars, but the market is increasing under threat from anti-smoking laws.
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US urges Cuba dissidents' release

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 2:03
related countries: United States United States

On the anniversary of a Cuban dissident's death, US President Barack Obama urges the Cuban government to release all remaining jailed dissidents.
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Fidel Castro: US to invade Libya

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 16:42
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Cuba's ex-leader Fidel Castro uses an article in Cuban media to accuse the US of being ready to order an invasion of Libya.
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Cuba sets free defiant dissident

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 23:27
related countries: Spain Spain

The Cuban government frees a jailed dissident journalist who refused to go into exile in Spain as a condition for release.
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More Cuba dissidents out of jail

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 1:49
related countries: Spain Spain

Cuba releases the political prisoners Hector Maseda and Angel Moya, after a seven-month delay following their refusal to go into exile in Spain.
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Cuba cuts sugar price subsidies

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 0:44

Cuba's communist government says it is liberalising the sale of sugar, in the latest measure to reduce the state's role in the economy.
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Cuba dissident releases continue

Friday, February 11th 2011, 19:29

The Cuban government frees political prisoner Eduardo Diaz, who had refused to go into exile, with another release expected shortly.
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Cuba welcomes new internet cable

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 0:04
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Cuba hails the arrival of a fibre-optic communications cable linking it to Venezuela as a breach in the US trade embargo.
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Cuban dissident Sigler released

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 1:05

The Cuban government has freed prominent political prisoner Guido Sigler, who had refused to go into exile in Spain, dissidents say.
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Cuba charges US man with spying

Friday, February 4th 2011, 23:41
related countries: United States United States

Cuban prosecutors charge detained US citizen Alan Gross with plotting against the state and say they will seek a 20-year jail term.
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Guantanamo inmate dies in prison

Friday, February 4th 2011, 0:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

An Afghan inmate at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has collapsed and died after exercising, US military officials say.
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Cuba jails cold snap death medics

Monday, January 31st 2011, 22:03
related places: Havana

A Cuban court sends 13 staff at a Havana psychiatric hospital to prison for up to 15 years over the death from hypothermia of 26 patients in 2010.
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Cuban dissident is released again

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 6:04

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is released after being arrested three times in 48 hours, as he defied official warnings to keep a low profile.
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Cuba briefly holds top dissident

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 10:47

Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is taken into custody for several hours after taking part in a protest in the city of Santa Clara.
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Ship lays Venezuela-Cuba cable

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 22:25
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

An underwater fibre-optic cable linking Venezuela and Cuba is being laid on the seabed in a move to improve telephone and internet services to Cuba.
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Cuba stops postal service to US

Friday, January 21st 2011, 21:30
related countries: United States United States

The Cuban postal service announces it will not accept post of any kind bound for the United States until further notice.
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Cuba hospital deaths trial begins

Monday, January 17th 2011, 19:49

Cuba begins the trial of hospital workers blamed for the deaths of 26 psychiatric patients during a spell of unusually cold weather.
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Juan of the Dead

Monday, January 17th 2011, 11:43
related places: Havana

Monsters on Havana's streets as Cuba shoots its first zombie movie
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Cuba: US rule changes 'limited'

Monday, January 17th 2011, 11:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

Moves announced by US President Barack Obama to relax restrictions on travel to Cuba are positive but not enough, the Havana government says.
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Obama eases US Cuba travel rules

Friday, January 14th 2011, 23:58
related countries: United States United States

President Obama instructs the US government to loosen travel restrictions to Cuba, in an effort to support civil society on the communist-run island.
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