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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 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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Castro says Sarkozy going crazy

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 14:04
related countries: France France

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro says French President Nicolas Sarkozy appears to be going "crazy" in an article on the expulsion of Roma migrants from France.
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Cuba to cut a million public jobs

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 10:05

Cuba plans to lay off more than a million public sector workers, with half the jobs going in six months, as part of plans to revive its economy.
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Castro quote 'was misinterpreted'

Friday, September 10th 2010, 18:47
related countries: United States United States

Fidel Castro says he was misinterpreted when he was quoted by a US reporter as saying that the Cuban economic model no longer worked.
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Castro addresses rally in Havana

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 22:04
related places: Havana

Fidel Castro addresses a rally for the first time since handing the Cuban presidency to his brother Raul in 2006.
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Castro regrets gay 'injustice'

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 21:20

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro says he is to blame for the persecution of homosexuals after the Cuban revolution of 1959.
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Illness almost killed me - Castro

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 11:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Castro

Fidel Castro tells a Mexican newspaper how he was "at death's door" during the illness that forced him to quit as Cuba's leader.
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Teeing off: Cuba to develop golfing

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 6:22

The government of the Caribbean island of Cuba is attempting to attract wealthy visitors by allowing the development of golf courses.
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Cuba ends elderly smoking subsidy

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 1:09

Cuba announces the end of the cigarette subsidy for people over 55 in the communist state's latest attempt to reduce spending.
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No such thing as free lunch in Cuba

Friday, August 20th 2010, 2:17

For decades workers in Cuba have been eating a free meal in the office canteen.
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US ballet troupe returns to Cuba

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

The American Ballet Theatre company is to perform in Cuba later this year for the first time in 50 years.
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Cuban dissidents arrive in Spain

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 16:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Three Cuban dissidents and arrive in Madrid after being released from jail in a deal negotiated by the Catholic church
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Barclays settles criminal charge

Monday, August 16th 2010, 18:14
related countries: Burma Burma, Iran Iran, Libya Libya, United States United States

Barclays Bank is to pay $298m (£190m) to settle criminal charges that it violated US sanctions in dealings with Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma.
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Cake and carnival for Castro at 84

Friday, August 13th 2010, 12:54
related places: Castro

The Young Communist League of Cuba has celebrated former president Fidel Castro's 84th birthday with a big concert that lasted until the early hours of Friday morning.
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Castro returns

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 4:33

What's behind the Comandante's speech to Cuba's parliament?
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Fidel Castro delivers rare speech

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 16:56

Cuba's former president, Fidel Castro, makes his first speech to parliament since he stepped down due to ill health four years ago.
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Castro's cave

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 15:00

Unseen photos show how Cuba's revolutionaries lived in hiding
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Castro 'to address Cuba assembly'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 16:21

Fidel Castro is expected to address Cuba's national assembly on Saturday for the first time in four years.
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