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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 prison hunger striker dies

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 8:37
related places: Havana

Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo dies aged 42 in a Havana hospital after 85 days on hunger strike.
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US calls on Cuba to release 'spy'

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 1:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

The US calls for the immediate release of an American national held for nearly three month in Cuba and accused of spying.
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Spain 'to take Guantanamo five'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 12:20
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: Guantanamo

Spain says it is willing to take in five inmates from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Cuba investigates hospital deaths

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 0:26

Cuban authorities investigate the deaths of 26 patients at a psychiatric hospital linked to a spell of unusually cold weather.
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US denies man held in Cuba is spy

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 20:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana, Washington

Washington says Cuban claims that an American contractor arrested in Havana last month was a US spy are "false".
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US man arrested in Cuba 'a spy'

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 7:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

Cuba says a US man arrested in Havana last month is working for the US secret services, but has not yet charged him.
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Afro-Cuban priests predict social unrest and coups in 2010

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 1:00

Afro-Cuban priests predict social unrest in 2010 and call on the older generation of leaders - including President Raul Castro - to step aside.
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Sequins and samba: Havana's Club Tropicana celebrates turning 70

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 0:35
related places: Havana

Amid a dazzle of sequins, feathers and samba, the Cuban capital's famous night-club celebrates its 70th birthday.
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Cuba's president criticises Obama

Monday, December 21st 2009, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

President Raul Castro lashes out at the US, accusing Barack Obama of endorsing efforts to undermine Cuba.
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Fidel Castro says US on offensive

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 9:49
related countries: United States United States

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro tells a summit of leftist regional heads that the US is plotting the overthrow of Latin American left-wing governments.
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Cuba and Venezuela sign trade deals

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 0:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Cuba's President Raul Castro and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez sign economic co-operation deals worth $3.2bn.
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Rights marches broken up in Cuba

Friday, December 11th 2009, 1:09
related places: Havana

Hundreds of Cuban government supporters drown out opposition marches in Havana being held to mark Human Rights Day.
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Read and roll

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 17:57

Cuba continues novel tradition in its cigar factories
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US cuts Cuban spies' jail terms

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 3:51
related countries: United States United States

Two men jailed for spying in the US as part of the "Cuban Five" have their sentences cut from life to 30 years and 19 to 18 years.
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US couple admit spying for Cuba

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

A retired US state department official and his wife have admitted spying for Cuba for nearly three decades.
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Obama engages with Cuba blogger

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama replies to a dissident Cuban blogger who asked him about future US-Cuba relations.
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Cuban conditions 'remain harsh'

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 16:56

Cuba continues to breach human rights and uses draconian laws to repress its citizens, a new Human Rights Watch report says.
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Cuba swine flu 'from US tourists'

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 22:37
related countries: United States United States

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro blames the growth of swine flu on the increased numbers of US visitors on the island.
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Cuba's ex-leader Castro 'strong'

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 22:37
related places: Castro

Cuba's ex-leader Fidel Castro is looking strong and remains on top of developments at home and abroad, says a world health chief.
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Castro's sister 'spied for CIA'

Monday, October 26th 2009, 23:27

A sister of Cuba's former long-time leader, Fidel Castro, admits spying for the CIA for three years in the 1960s
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US judge cuts Cuban spy sentence

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

A US judge cuts the sentence of one of the men known as the "Cuban Five", jailed for spying in the US, from life to 22 years.
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Arrest in 1968 Cuba hijack case

Monday, October 12th 2009, 7:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A man accused of hijacking a US plane to Cuba in 1968 is arrested after flying into New York, officials say.
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Cuba 'to end' free-lunch scheme

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 9:56

Cuba plans to abolish its free-lunch scheme for state workers in a bid to balance the budget, the BBC's Michael Voss says.
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NY Philharmonic shelves Cuba trip

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 10:46

New York's Philharmonic Orchestra postpones its first visit to Cuba after its sponsors were barred from travelling there.
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Seeds of change

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 12:21

Revolution on the farm as Cuba bids to boost crops
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US and Cuba in high-level talks

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 6:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

A senior US official on a visit to Havana held high-level talks with Cuban officials - the first such in years - US diplomats confirm.
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Guantanamo pair arrive in Ireland

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 11:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

Two detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, have been sent to Ireland to be resettled, the US says.
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Castro praises Obama on climate

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 22:44

Ex-Cuban President Fidel Castro praises President Obama's speech at the UN for its words on climate change.
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Cuba rocks to huge peace concert

Monday, September 21st 2009, 8:32
related places: Havana

Havana hosts the biggest open-air concert since Cuba's 1959 revolution, drawing hundreds of thousands of people.
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Cuba presses US to end sanctions

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 21:16
related countries: United States United States

Cuba's foreign minister says President Barack Obama is not doing enough to end the "absurd" US trade embargo on the island.
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