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VIDEO: Cuba encouraging small businesses

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 13:52

Economic reforms are continuing in Cuba, where restaurants are now allowed to serve up to 50 customers at a time and payroll taxes have been suspended until the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Hemingway's fishing carnival in Cuba

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 10:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

Cuba's favourite American, Ernest Hemingway, is honoured by an annual carnival and fishing tournament in a village near Havana.
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VIDEO: Reforms allow Cubans to travel

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 23:24

Communist leader Raul Castro is allowing his citizens to travel abroad as tourists to see how Cuba compares to other nations.
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Cuba dissident's death 'natural'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 6:54

The Cuban government strongly denies accusations that police beat dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto, who later died.
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Cuba studies tourism travel plan

Monday, May 9th 2011, 17:04

Cuba is studying plans that would allow citizens to travel abroad as tourists for the first time in decades, newly published economic guidelines reveal.
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Detained Cuban dissident 'dies'

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 21:35

Juan Wilfredo Soto, an opponent of the Cuban government, dies several days after being arrested and allegedly beaten by police, dissidents say.
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Cuban politician jailed for graft

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 22:25
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Havana

A former Cuban government minister and a Chilean businessman receive lengthy jail sentences from a court in Havana for corruption.
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Pea-blend coffee returns to Cuba

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 11:39

Cuba is resuming mixing coffee with peas in a bid to cope with rising international coffee prices, the government announces.
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Large turnout for Cuba's May Day

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 23:35

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans turn out for May Day parades in what was billed as a show of support for economic reforms.
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Cuban militant Orlando Bosch dies

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 23:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Castro, Miami

Orlando Bosch, a prominent Cuban anti-Castro militant, has died in the American city of Miami at the age of 84.
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VIDEO: Shedding tears for Fidel Castro

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 12:42

Fidel Castro shows his support for his brother Raul's market reforms at Cuba Congress, in what could be his final farewell to the political stage.
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Brothers in arms

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 3:57

Cuba's Fidel Castro has Congress meeting with brother Raul
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Fidel at Cuba congress with Raul

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 16:30
related places: Havana

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro appears publicly with younger brother Raul for the first time since handing over power to him five years ago.
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VIDEO: Surprise appearance by Fidel Castro

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 16:12

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has made an unannounced appearance at a Communist Party Congress alongside his brother, current President Raul Castro.
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Cuba to allow private property

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 0:34

Cuban politicians gathered at the Communist Party Congress vote to allow people to buy and sell their homes for the first time in five decades.
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High expectations

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 7:55

How much reform will Cuba's long-awaited Congress bring about?
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Castro calls for Cuba term limits

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 3:20

President Raul Castro urges a "rejuvenation" of Cuba's Communist Party as he proposes that top politicians stay in office no more than 10 years.
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Cuba marks Bay of Pigs invasion

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 21:55

Cuba holds a huge military parade to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, as a key Communist Party Congress opens in Havana.
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VIDEO: Cuba marks Bay of Pigs anniversary

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 20:57
related countries: United States United States

Cuban military parades mark the 50th anniversary of the failed US invasion at the Bay of Pigs.
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A last hurrah

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 9:58

Cuba's communist rulers gather as the island waits for real change
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Cuba: Worst drought for 50 years

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 10:02
related places: Havana

Tens of thousands of families in Havana are relying on water truck deliveries as Cuba suffers its worst drought in half a century.
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The 'perfect failure'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 8:10
related countries: United States United States

How the US-backed invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs backfired
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VIDEO: Running dry: Cuba's battle with drought

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:35

Cuba is facing its worst drought in half a century, with tens of thousands of families in the capital having to rely on water trucks to deliver essential supplies.
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Cuba anger at US militant verdict

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 23:32
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Cuba and Venezuela condemn a US court decision to acquit the veteran anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles as a "shameful farce".
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US court acquits Cuban militant

Friday, April 8th 2011, 21:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Veteran Cuban anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles is acquitted of lying to US immigration officials by a jury in Texas.
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Cuban dissidents arrive in Spain

Friday, April 8th 2011, 7:21
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A plane carrying 37 recently freed Cuban political prisoners and their families has landed in Madrid, officials say.
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Spain to welcome Cuba dissidents

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 17:10
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Some 37 former Cuban political prisoners and members of their families are expected to arrive in Madrid on Friday, Spanish officials say.
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VIDEO: US policy towards Cuba 'a mistake'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

Former American president Jimmy Carter says US policy towards Cuba, including the trade embargo and travel ban, is a mistake
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Carter criticises US Cuba policy

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

Former US President Jimmy Carter strongly criticises US policy towards Cuba at the end of his visit to the communist-run island.
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Jimmy Carter meets Raul Castro

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 0:05
related countries: United States United States

Jimmy Carter meets Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana, but says he has not come to secure the release of a jailed US contractor.
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Twilight zone

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 16:27

Will the sun set on Cuba's socialist economy?
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Finally free

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 0:10

Cuba releases last 'Black Spring' activists
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Cuba frees final two dissidents

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 16:10

The Cuban government frees Felix Navarro and Jose Ferrer, the last two activists who had refused to go into exile as a condition of their release.
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Havana laugh

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 2:07

How many Cubans does it take to change a hotel room?
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