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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 '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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Cuba to ease some economy control

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 7:51

Cuban President Raul Castro rules out wide-ranging market reforms but says more Cubans will be allowed to be self-employed.
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Cuba to ease some economy control

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 7:51

Cuban President Raul Castro rules out wide-ranging market reforms but says more Cubans will be allowed to be self-employed.
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Cuban hunger striker returns home

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 19:20

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who was on hunger strike for more than 130 days, is released from hospital.
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Cuban hunger striker returns home

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 19:20

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who was on hunger strike for more than 130 days, is released from hospital.
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Fidel Castro to release memoirs

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 0:45

Fidel Castro unveils plans to release a volume of memoirs, telling how his revolutionaries defeated the Cuban army.
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Castro silent on Revolution Day

Monday, July 26th 2010, 16:19

Cuban President Raul Castro attends Revolution Day events but does not speak, while despite speculation, Fidel does not appear.
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Fidel Castro makes mausoleum trip

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 9:43
related places: Havana

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro makes his first reported appearance outside Havana since handing over power to his brother in 2006.
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Why Russian tourists are returning to Cuba

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 6:58
related countries: Russia Russia

For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union almost 20 years ago, large numbers of Russians are heading back to their former Cold War ally, Cuba.
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Cuba ready to free more prisoners

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 15:54

The president of Cuba's parliament, Ricardo Alarcon, says the island is ready to free more political prisoners after announcing this month it would free 52.
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