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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 frees paraplegic dissident

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 19:58

The Cuban government is releasing an ailing political prisoner and transferring six other dissidents to jails closer to home
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Cuba dissidents oppose travel ban

Friday, June 11th 2010, 1:54
related countries: United States United States

A group of Cuban dissidents urges the US Congress to drop the travel ban on US citizens visiting Cuba.
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Cuba 'begins prisoner transfers'

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 14:01

Cuba begins transferring some political prisoners to jails closer to their homes, campaigners and Church officials say.
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Cuban prisoners 'win concessions'

Monday, May 24th 2010, 4:28

Cuba reportedly eases jail conditions for political detainees after talks with Church leaders and a public hunger strike.
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Music therapy

Friday, May 21st 2010, 14:06
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Cuban choir brings solace to Haiti's children
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Cuba's Castro meets Church heads

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 17:43
related places: Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro holds a rare meeting with leading members of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Cuban journalist freed on appeal

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 7:03

A Cuban appeal court quashes the jail sentence given to dissident writer Dania Garcia and gives her a minor fine instead.
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Cuban cultural icons get US visas

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 20:01
related countries: United States United States

Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez and prima ballerina Alicia Alonso get US visas for the first time in decades.
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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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