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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.

World news related to Cuba – overview

Cuba: news

Cuba opens to tourism investors

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 9:38

Cuba unveils plans to allow foreigners to develop golf courses and marinas to boost the nation's tourism industry.
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Cuban opposition protest allowed

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 22:12

Relatives of Cuban political prisoners have been allowed to hold their weekly protest march for the first time in three weeks.
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Ladies in White harassed in Cuba

Monday, April 26th 2010, 3:11

Government supporters in Cuba confront wives of political prisoners, the Ladies in White, blocking their march.
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Cardinal says Cuba is in crisis

Monday, April 19th 2010, 23:57

The head of Cuba's Catholics says the country is in one of its worst crises with people openly criticising the socialist system.
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Cuban cigar legend dies aged 91

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 4:02

Cuban cigar legend Alejandro Robaina, the only grower to have a brand of the country's cigars named after him, dies aged 91.
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Cuba liberalises barber shops

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 2:44

Cuba cedes hundreds of state-run barber shops and beauty salons to employees in a move towards privatisation.
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Clinton scorns 'entrenched' Cuba

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 1:20
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accuses Cuba's leaders of not wanting to normalise ties with the United States.
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Cuba 'will not cede to blackmail'

Monday, April 5th 2010, 9:44
related countries: United States United States

Cuba's Raul Castro says Europe and the US are waging a media war against Cuba over the death of a hunger striker.
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Cuba and US hold rare talks at UN

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 23:23
related countries: United States United States

Cuba's foreign minister talks to a senior US official - in one of the highest level contacts between the two nations for years.
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Cuban-Jubans

Monday, March 29th 2010, 6:44
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Exiled as youths, the elite returns to rebuild Sudan
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Obama: 'Cuba must respect rights'

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama urges Cuba's authorities to respect the rights and aspirations of its people.
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Bolivian army uses Cuban slogan

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 3:46
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The Bolivian army adopts Cuba's revolutionary motto "fatherland or death", angering some conservative ex-generals.
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Castro supporters heckle marchers

Friday, March 19th 2010, 0:01

Hundreds of Cuban government supporters heckle the "Ladies in White" protesters marking the 2003 crackdown on dissidents.
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US man admits 1968 Cuba hiijack

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 20:17
related countries: United States United States

A US man who hijacked a US flight and diverted it to Cuba in 1968 pleads guilty to kidnapping and aircraft piracy.
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Cuba police break up Havana march

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 3:26
related places: Havana

Cuban police detain about 30 of the wives and mothers of political dissidents at a demonstration in the capital, Havana.
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Cuba: The smoker's paradise

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 14:47

In Havana, one of the last bastions of the committed smoker, Matt Frei experiences Cubans' love affair with the cigar.
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Lula criticised for Cuba comment

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 10:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's President Lula is criticised for comments that appear to compare Cuban dissidents on hunger strike to common criminals.
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Cuba lashes out at hunger striker

Monday, March 8th 2010, 22:54

Cuba criticises the actions of a dissident journalist, on hunger strike for 12 days in protest at the death of a political prisoner.
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Cuba dissidents 'to refuse food'

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 1:09

Several Cuban dissidents say they will go on hunger strike in protest at the death of a jailed government opponent.
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Fidel Castro is doing 'exceptionally well', Brazil's leader says

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 11:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Silva

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro is described as being in good shape by Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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Band or brand?

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 9:46

Spin-offs show Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club legacy
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Castro 'laments' dissident death

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 23:06

Cuban President Raul Castro "laments" the death of a detained activist who had been on hunger strike for nearly three months.
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Guantanamo four arrive in Europe

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 18:27
related countries: Albania Albania, Spain Spain, United States United States

Four inmates freed from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrive in Europe - three in Albania and one in Spain.
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Havana urged to release prisoners

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 15:45

Campaign group Amnesty urges Cuba to release its political prisoners after the death of an activist on hunger strike.
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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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