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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

The Cubans without a roof over their heads

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 23:48

The risks posed by Cuba's crumbling housing
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VIDEO: Cuba's Capitolo gets a facelift

Friday, September 13th 2013, 23:55
related places: Havana

Cuba's vast Capitolio, one of the most iconic buildings in Havana, is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.
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Woman, 64, completes Cuba-US swim

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 22:24
related countries: United States United States

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds in becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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VIDEO: US woman, 64, makes historic swim

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 19:31
related countries: United States United States

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds in becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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VIDEO: Fifth time lucky for Cuba-US swim?

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 1:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida, Havana

US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is again trying to become the first person to swim from the Cuban capital, Havana, to Florida without a shark cage.
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VIDEO: Can boxing pack a punch in Cuba?

Friday, August 30th 2013, 13:05

There are signs in Cuba that professional boxers may be about to get a sporting chance to shine.
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North Korea ship 'broke embargo'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 5:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama
related places: Pyongyang

Panama says undeclared Cuban weapons found on a ship bound for North Korea were an "undoubted violation" of the UN arms embargo on Pyongyang.
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Defecting Cuban hurdler aims for US

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 8:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Cuban hurdling star Orlando Ortega, who defected earlier this month, says he wants to join his mother in Florida.
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Cuban baseball greats vs US-based defectors

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 23:41
related countries: United States United States

Cuba's baseball greats take on the team-mates who defected
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VIDEO: Cuba's baseball veterans to play in US

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 23:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana, Miami

Veteran star players from Havana's biggest baseball club Industriales will travel to Miami for the first time to take on old team mates who defected to the US.
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Spain asked to probe Cuba death

Monday, August 19th 2013, 16:02
related countries: Spain Spain

The family of Cuban activist Oswaldo Paya ask a Spanish court to investigate his death, which was blamed by Cuban officials on a car crash.
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VIDEO: Coulthard in Cuban classic rally

Monday, August 19th 2013, 3:47
related places: Havana

The 9th Annual Havana Rally has taken place in Havana attracting enthusiasts including former Formula 1 driver, David Coulthard.
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Bahamas deports 24 Cuban refugees

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 0:07
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, United States United States

The government of the Bahamas deports back to Cuba 24 refugees who had applied for asylum in the US and other countries.
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VIDEO: Man paddles from Cuba to Florida

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 3:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A US man has become the first person to paddle board between Cuba and the US, accomplishing the 111-mile (179km) voyage in 28 hours
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Toxic Cuba 'rum' leaves 11 dead

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 1:05
related places: Havana

Eleven people die and more than 40 others are admitted to hospital in the Cuban capital, Havana, after drinking a toxic liquid sold as rum.
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US man paddle boards from Cuba to US

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 0:35
related countries: United States United States

A US musician becomes the first person to paddle board between Cuba and the US, accomplishing the 111-mile (179km) voyage in 28 hours.
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VIDEO: US paddle board challenge begins

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 1:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Havana

An American man has set off from Havana in a bid to become the first person to cross the Florida Straits in a day - standing on a paddle board.
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VIDEO: 'Focus on history' in Castro speech

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 0:40
related places: Castro

President Raul Castro says power in Cuba is being gradually transferred, in a speech at celebrating 60 years since the start of the revolution.
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Cuba in 'gradual power transfer'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 18:34

Cuban President Raul Castro says power is being gradually transferred to a younger generation, at the 60th anniversary of the start of the revolution.
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Jet fuselages found on N Korean ship

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 13:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

Panama says it has found two MiG jet fuselages on board the North Korean ship it seized last week for carrying "war material" from Cuba to North Korea.
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Panama charges North Korea ship crew

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 11:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

Prosecutors in Panama say they have pressed charges against the crew of a North Korean ship carrying weapons from Cuba to North Korea.
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Cuban baseball star 'defects to US'

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 1:26
related countries: United States United States

A baseball player from Cuba's national team reportedly defects to the US ahead of a series of friendly matches against a US all-stars team.
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Panama 'must free' N Korea arms ship

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

North Korea urges Panama to release without delay its ship and crew - seized after weapons were found on board - in its first comments on the case.
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Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Panama Panama

A North Korean ship seized in the Panama Canal was transporting Soviet-era weapons for repair from Cuba, Havana says.
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VIDEO: Cuba's amazing dancing triplets

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 23:17

The teenage identical triplets tipped to be ballet stars
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Cuba corruption case Britons freed

Friday, June 21st 2013, 8:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British businessmen who faced corruption charges in Cuba have been released, the British Embassy says.
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VIDEO: US and Cuba hold direct mail talks

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

Cuban and US officials hold talks about resuming direct mail services following a 50 year postal ban between the two countries.
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Jellyfish sting ends Cuba-US swim

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 2:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Florida, Havana

A jellyfish sting forces Australian athlete Chloe McCardel to abandon her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage.
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Colombia peace talks resume in Cuba

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Left-wing Farc rebels and representatives of the Colombian government resume peace talks in Cuba aimed at ending almost five decades of conflict.
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Cuba to offer public internet access

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 20:15

The government of Cuba says it will soon expand public access to the internet, although it will maintain restrictions for access at home.
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