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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 improves relations with Church

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 5:07

The past year has seen a marked improvement in relations between the Church and the state in communist-run Cuba.
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Cuban site puts Wikileaks online

Friday, December 24th 2010, 2:14
related countries: United States United States

Cuba says it will translate and publish a website 2,000 US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks, to highlight US "imperialist" policy.
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Castro asks Cubans to back reforms

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 1:57

The president of Cuba, Raul Castro, has warned that the island's revolution is at stake if his proposed economic reforms are not adopted.
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Castro appeal over Cuban reforms

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 23:21

Cuban President Raul Castro warns that the island's revolution is at stake if his proposed economic reforms are not adopted.
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Weather 'caused Cuba plane crash'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 17:47

Cuban authorities say bad weather and crew errors caused a plane to crash in central Cuba in November - killing all 68 people on board.
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Wikileaks: Castro 'nearly died'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 2:29
related countries: United States United States

Cuban leader Fidel Castro was close to death in 2006, according to secret US cables released by Wikileaks.
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EU empty chair for Cuba dissident

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 18:07

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is represented by an empty chair at a ceremony to award him the EU's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
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Cuba refuses dissident exit visa

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 3:55
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Cuba refuses to grant exit visa for dissident Guillermo Farinas to travel to France to receive the EU's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
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Cuba launches its own Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 9:55
related countries: Spain Spain

The Cuban government launches a Spanish-language online encyclopaedia to present its view of the world and history.
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Cuba launches debate on economy

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 0:11

Cuba launches a public debate on plans to transform its socialist economy, saying everyone should be able to voice opinions on the future of the country.
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Cuban spies 'rife in Venezuela'

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 2:23
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Secret cables released by Wikileaks reveal US concerns over the activities of Cuban intelligence agents in Venezuela.
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Netanyahu clarifies Castro praise

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 16:50
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Castro

Israel's prime minister phones a Cuban-born US congresswoman to clarify his praise of remarks by former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
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Payout for ex-Guantanamo inmates

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 12:27

Around a dozen men, who accused British security forces of colluding in their torture overseas, are to get millions of pounds in compensation.
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Cuba and UK to combat smuggling

Monday, November 15th 2010, 17:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British navy holds talks with Cuba on how to strengthen counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean as the first UK Royal Navy warship visits Cuba since 1957.
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Political prisoner freed in Cuba

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 8:41

Cuba frees one of 13 dissidents who have been refusing a government deal to go into exile in exchange for their freedom.
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Cuba condemns Castro video game

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 1:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Castro

Cuba has condemned the release of a new video game in which United States special forces try to kill a young Fidel Castro.
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Castro calls Cuban party congress

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 7:54

Cuba's Raul Castro calls the first Communist Party congress in 14 years, to be held in April, to discuss the country's economic problems.
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Cuba urged to free more prisoners

Monday, November 8th 2010, 8:21

Cuban opposition activists accuse the communist government of failing to keep its promise to release more jailed dissidents.
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No survivors in Cuba plane crash

Friday, November 5th 2010, 23:50

A Cuban passenger plane crashes in the centre of the country killing all 68 people on board, including 28 foreigners, officials say.
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US ballet troupe performs in Cuba

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 12:29
related countries: United States United States

The American Ballet Theatre stages its first performance in Cuba for 50 years in a mark of cultural diplomacy between the US and the communist country.
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Cuba opens new Catholic seminary

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 10:04

Cuban President Raul Castro attends the inauguration of the first Catholic seminary in decades amid improving Church-state ties.
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EU seeks more dialogue with Cuba

Monday, October 25th 2010, 15:29
related places: Havana

The EU foreign affairs chief, Baroness Ashton, is set to contact the Cuban government in an effort to improve ties with Havana, diplomats say.
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Cuba details self-employed taxes

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 17:28

The Cuban government outlines the taxes that will have to be paid by the country's growing number of self-employed workers.
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Cuba to free five more dissidents

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 2:02

Cuba has authorised the release of five dissidents, in addition to 52 set for freedom under a deal reached in May, the Roman Catholic Church says.
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Cuba dissident gets top EU award

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 23:21

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who was on hunger strike earlier this year, gets the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for human rights.
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Hurricane Paula weakens over Cuba

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 19:45

Hurricane Paula weakens to a tropical storm as it passes over western Cuba, bringing heavy rains.
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Cuba 'to release more prisoners'

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 7:01
related places: Havana

Cuba is to release three more political prisoners, the Catholic Church in Havana says.
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Cuba 'may release more prisoners'

Monday, October 4th 2010, 19:45

The Cuban government is considering another large-scale release of political prisoners, reports say.
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Close-Up: Playing dominoes in Cuba

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 7:47

It's a national Cuban pastime - every evening you'll come across tables out on the street, where people are playing dominoes.
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Rules on careers in Cuba relaxed

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 4:06

The authorities in Cuba announce a raft of new economic measures designed to boost private enterprise.
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Cuba to boost its private sector

Friday, September 24th 2010, 18:24

Cuban officials publish plans to widen the communist country's private sector less than two weeks after they said they would lay off 1m state employees.
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Brazil offers Cuba business help

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 11:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's foreign minister says his country has offered to help Cuba develop small businesses, amid economic reforms in Cuba and mass public-sector lay-offs.
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