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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

'Crazy' car prices shock Cubans

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 14:49

Cubans react with shock at what some term "crazy" prices as foreign-made cars go on sale for the first time since the 1959 revolution.
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'Curious activation' of Cuban cable

Monday, January 21st 2013, 14:05

A high-speed fibre-optic cable connecting Cuba to the global internet has been switched on - more than a year after it was ready.
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'King of the Congas' dies in Cuba

Monday, February 4th 2008, 22:51
related places: Havana

Tata Guines, Cuba's most famous percussionist, dies of a kidney infection in Havana, aged 77.
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'Modest progress' in Colombia talks

Friday, October 4th 2013, 10:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia

As another round of peace talks begins in Cuba, Colombia's Farc rebels say "modest progress" has been achieved in 10 months of negotiations.
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'No progress' at EU-Cuba meeting

Monday, May 11th 2009, 23:50
related places: Havana

The EU says it made no headway with Cuba on its human rights record after talks, but Havana says the EU focus is wrong.
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A boxer loyal to Cuba's revolution

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 13:44

The boxer who turned down millions to stay in Cuba
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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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Afro-Cuban priests predict social unrest and coups in 2010

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 1:00

Afro-Cuban priests predict social unrest in 2010 and call on the older generation of leaders - including President Raul Castro - to step aside.
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After Castro: The man tipped to lead Cuba

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 0:47

The man tipped to follow the Castros in Cuba
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Agent 'smuggled baseball players'

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 5:46
related countries: United States United States

A sports agent and four other people are charged with smuggling Cuban baseball players into the US.
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Ailing Castro misses Cuban parade

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 18:35
related places: Castro

Cuban leader Fidel Castro misses a military parade in his honour, prompting more doubts about his health.
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Ailing Castro says 'I feel good'

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 10:28
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Cuban President Fidel Castro appears in a live broadcast for the first time since falling ill seven months ago.
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Air strike 'kills 13 Farc rebels'

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 18:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Antioquia

The Colombian Air Force says it has killed 13 Farc rebels in an attack on a camp in Antioquia province, as peace talks are due to resume in Cuba.
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Americas rivals see signs of hope

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 20:56
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

An Americas summit ends with no joint declaration, but signs of a thaw in US ties with Cuba and Venezuela.
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AP removes 'altered' Fidel photos

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 2:17

The Associated Press news agency is deleting seven "digitally altered" photos of the Cuban leader Fidel Castro from its archive.
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Arrest in 1968 Cuba hijack case

Monday, October 12th 2009, 7:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A man accused of hijacking a US plane to Cuba in 1968 is arrested after flying into New York, officials say.
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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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Band or brand?

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 9:46

Spin-offs show Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club legacy
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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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Baseball: US bars Cuban team

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 15:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

The US government blocks a Cuban team from entering the inaugural World Baseball Classic in March.
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Beyonce visit to Cuba queried in US

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 6:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jay

A visit to Cuba by US pop singer Beyonce and her rap star husband Jay-Z is coming under scrutiny in connection with the US economic embargo.
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Black flags block US sign in Cuba

Tuesday, February 7th 2006, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

Cuba unveils a monument that blocks the view of illuminated messages displayed by US diplomats.
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Bolivia protest over Cuba medics

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 23:23
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian doctors stage a second protest against an influx of Cuban medics, who they say are taking their jobs.
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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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Brazil asylum for Cuban athletes

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 1:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Brazil grants asylum to two Cubans who defected during the Pan-American Games, after it deported two others.
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Brazil deports Cuban boxers

Monday, August 6th 2007, 9:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fidel Castro says two Cuban boxers sent back by Brazil will not face arrest for deserting their team in Rio.
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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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Brazil police detain Cuban boxers

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 14:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Police in a small Brazilian beach town detain two Cuban boxers who defected at last month's Rio Pan Am Games.
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Brazil to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 2:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Brazil has begun negotiations to take on at least 6,000 Cuban doctors to work in rural areas, Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota says.
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Brazil-funded port opened in Cuba

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:00

Brazil and Cuba inaugurate a new container terminal of a deepwater sea port, a rare large foreign investment project on the Caribbean island.
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