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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

New law 'bars Guantanamo moves'

Friday, January 7th 2011, 23:59
related places: Guantanamo

President Obama signs a law effectively barring him from using taxpayer dollars to empty the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Cruise ships welcomed in Cuba

Friday, January 7th 2011, 2:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Havana

A British-owned cruise ship has sailed into the Cuban capital, Havana - the first in years to dock in the Communist-run island.
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No more subsidised soap for Cubans

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 10:25

The government in Cuba has removed its monthly allocation of soap and detergents from the heavily subsidised ration card.
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US man jailed for 1968 air hijack

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 18:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A US man of Cuban origin is sentenced to 15 years in jail without parole for hijacking a plane from New York to Cuba in 1968.
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Healthy future?

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 0:39

A mixed menu for Cuba's economy and politics in 2011
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Cubans stock up on soap as state raises cost of hygiene

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 23:52

Shoppers in Cuba are stocking up on soap, toothpaste and detergent ahead of a price rise on the first of January, when state subsidies are removed.
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Cuba commutes last death sentence

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 2:29

Cuba's Supreme Tribunal commutes the sentence of Humberto Eladio Real, the country's last death row inmate, a rights group says.
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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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