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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 'starts freeing dissidents'

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 7:16

Cuba has started releasing political prisoners as part of an agreement to free 52 dissidents, inmates' relatives say.
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Cuba dissident ends hunger strike

Friday, July 9th 2010, 8:36

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas ends a long hunger strike after the government announces it is to free 52 political prisoners.
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EU 'should respond to Cuba move'

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 18:26
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Havana

Spain calls on the EU to soften its position on Cuba after Havana says it will free 52 political detainees.
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Is this a new era for Cuba?

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 9:51

Cuba has agreed to free 52 political detainees - its largest prisoner release for decades. Is this a 'new era' for Cuba?
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Cuba to free political prisoners

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 8:52
related places: Havana

Cuba agrees to free 52 political prisoners in the largest prisoner release by the communist authorities for decades.
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Spain wants Cuba dissidents freed

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 14:05
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's foreign minister is in Cuba to push for the release of political prisoners, including a hunger-striker close to death.
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Cuba political prisoner list dips

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 8:03

The number of political prisoners has fallen in Cuba in 2010, a human rights group on the island says.
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Spain to press Cuba on dissidents

Monday, July 5th 2010, 21:29
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain is set to increase pressure on Cuba to free political prisoners, some of whom are on hunger strike.
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Cuban hunger striker 'could die'

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 21:07

Cuban dissident hunger striker Guillermo Farinas is in danger of dying after refusing food since February, a doctor says.
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Cuban hunger striker 'could die'

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 21:07

Cuban dissident hunger striker Guillermo Farinas is in danger of dying after refusing food since February, a doctor says.
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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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