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Cuban doper told to return Olympic medal but it looks like it's been sold on eBay
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Cuban doper told to return Olympic medal but it looks like it's been sold on eBay

Sep 1st 2016, 6:16 PM 10,860 Views 3 Comments

Yarelys Barrios won silver in Beijing but has tested positive for a banned substance following a retroactive drug test.

An Irish film about Cuban drag queens helped these filmmakers find their voice
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An Irish film about Cuban drag queens helped these filmmakers find their voice

Aug 20th 2016, 10:00 PM 11,509 Views 14 Comments

The film was shortlisted as Ireland’s pick to be considered for a foreign language Oscar.

600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today
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600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today

Aug 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 18,622 Views 124 Comments

The ‘father of the Cuban Revolution’ has recently re-emerged into the public eye after a decade in the shadows.

Donald Trump claims his rival's father helped the man who assassinated JFK
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Donald Trump claims his rival's father helped the man who assassinated JFK

May 3rd 2016, 3:30 PM 24,152 Views 55 Comments

Trump repeated a tabloid claim that Rafael Cruz handed out leaflets with Lee Harvey Oswald

PHOTOS: US cruise ship arrives in Cuba for the first time in 40 years
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# Havana Ball

PHOTOS: US cruise ship arrives in Cuba for the first time in 40 years

May 2nd 2016, 5:09 PM 19,476 Views 41 Comments

The Adonia crossed the Florida Straits overnight – 53 years after they were blocked during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nearly a year
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# There He Is

Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nearly a year

Apr 8th 2016, 8:00 AM 18,893 Views 26 Comments

The revolutionary icon criticised Barack Obama’s recent visit.

Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama
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Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama

Mar 28th 2016, 6:49 PM 53,771 Views 45 Comments

Obama last week became the first US president to visit Castro’s Cuba since the communist leader came to power in 1959.

Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?
# The Revolution
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# The Revolution

Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

Mar 28th 2016, 8:30 AM 25,624 Views 118 Comments

A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone.

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference
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# Awkward

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:10 AM 12,801 Views 21 Comments

A joint-appearance by the leaders of both states didn’t always go smoothly.

Barack Obama becomes first US president to visit Cuba in nearly 90 years
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# Let's Be Friends

Barack Obama becomes first US president to visit Cuba in nearly 90 years

Mar 21st 2016, 10:50 PM 12,524 Views 40 Comments

US President Barack Obama met with President Raúl Castro in Havana today.

Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba
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Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba

Mar 20th 2016, 6:52 PM 11,559 Views 24 Comments

It’s the first time a US president has visited the Communist country in almost 90 years.

Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month
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Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month

Mar 19th 2016, 6:00 PM 60,035 Views 69 Comments

Fergal Browne explores the two sides of the Revolution’s biggest talking point.

Barack Obama has confirmed he'll visit Cuba next month
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# Havana Breakthrough

Barack Obama has confirmed he'll visit Cuba next month

Feb 18th 2016, 3:12 PM 8,833 Views 41 Comments

Obama’s visit to Cuba will be the first by a sitting US president since the island’s 1959 revolution.

53 years after the infamous missile crisis, you can now finally fly to Cuba from the US
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# Havana Nights

53 years after the infamous missile crisis, you can now finally fly to Cuba from the US

Feb 16th 2016, 10:04 PM 17,105 Views 26 Comments

The two nations have struck a deal allowing 110 daily flights after they formally restored diplomatic relations last July.

Mike Tyson wanted to know what this ‘white mother**ker’ was doing in his house
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# Long Read

Mike Tyson wanted to know what this ‘white mother**ker’ was doing in his house

Aug 16th 2015, 10:00 AM 53,067 Views 25 Comments

Brin-Jonathan Butler chats to The42 about his new book, meeting ‘Iron Mike’ and hooking up with Fidel Castro’s granddaughter.

Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission
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Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

Jul 1st 2015, 7:00 PM 19,418 Views 26 Comments

Less than 2% of children born to mothers who have HIV carry the virus.

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats
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Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

May 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 12,728 Views 41 Comments

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

Bank of Ireland won't be easing up on Cuba
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# No Thaw Here

Bank of Ireland won't be easing up on Cuba

Apr 16th 2015, 2:07 PM 15,323 Views 11 Comments

The bank says it is “not in a position” to change its policy on payments concerning the country.

Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"
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Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"

Apr 11th 2015, 6:34 PM 10,738 Views 30 Comments

The pair’s meeting was a significant occasion.

Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in 14 months
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# Havana Great Time

Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in 14 months

Apr 4th 2015, 3:55 PM 22,082 Views 56 Comments

He was apparently very lucid.

Bank of Ireland wouldn't accept couple's Cuba holiday money
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# Havana Laugh

Bank of Ireland wouldn't accept couple's Cuba holiday money

Mar 28th 2015, 10:15 AM 46,104 Views 84 Comments

BoI has a relationship with a US bank – which makes things a little complicated. But this sounds ridiculous…

Cuban government officials jailed for setting up 'black market egg empire'
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# Stick To Cigars

Cuban government officials jailed for setting up 'black market egg empire'

Mar 20th 2015, 4:16 PM 10,138 Views 40 Comments

We can’t imagine Enda doing this.

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'
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# Lighten Up

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'

Feb 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 18,014 Views 103 Comments

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)
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# Death Rumours

Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)

Jan 12th 2015, 8:53 PM 17,465 Views 16 Comments

They’re old pals.

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics
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Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics

Dec 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 50 Views 13 Comments

It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.

Explainer: What's the new deal between the US and Cuba?
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# Cigar Diplomacy

Explainer: What's the new deal between the US and Cuba?

Dec 18th 2014, 11:32 AM 8,222 Views 47 Comments

Wondering what’s going on between the US and Cuba? Find out here…

Who helped get the US and Cuba talking again? The Pope, apparently
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Who helped get the US and Cuba talking again? The Pope, apparently

Dec 18th 2014, 7:16 AM 7,808 Views 58 Comments

It was the best birthday present he could get.

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again
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# New Beginnings

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

Dec 17th 2014, 6:06 PM 12,845 Views 41 Comments

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast
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Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast

Sep 5th 2014, 7:14 PM 57,368 Views 83 Comments

The plane was pursued by US fighter jets until it entered Cuban airspace.

The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot
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# The Rebel

The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot

Jul 25th 2014, 4:54 PM 21,021 Views 34 Comments

Mike Perez has been living in, and boxing out of, Ireland for the past six years.

So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?
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So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?

Jul 12th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,313 Views 40 Comments

Pretty well, it turns out…

Did you know the uilleann pipes were big in Cuba?
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Did you know the uilleann pipes were big in Cuba?

Apr 26th 2014, 10:33 AM 11,713 Views 22 Comments

Alexander Suarez Mendez is one of about 20 adults in Cuba learning the uilleann pipes.

US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest
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# Cold War Games

US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:23 PM 8,384 Views 89 Comments

The White House insists it was part of a “development assistance” scheme to allow Cubans to “talk freely among themselves”.

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?
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Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?

Mar 1st 2014, 9:45 AM 10,848 Views 10 Comments

Is there a place for the Cuban cigar in a world that is starting to slowly hate tobacco?

Cuba makes Hemingway bills, letters and recipes available to USA
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# In His Time

Cuba makes Hemingway bills, letters and recipes available to USA

Feb 18th 2014, 10:30 PM 9,608 Views 13 Comments

The Nobel Prize-winning author spent more than two decades living in Cuba.

Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore
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Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 37 Views 38 Comments

In January 2009, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the notorious detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. Five years on, detainees remain uncharged and subjected to waterboarding, prolonged isolation and force feeding.

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’
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Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’

Dec 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 143 Views 26 Comments

The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.

PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro
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# US-Cuba Relations

PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro

Dec 10th 2013, 12:43 PM 14,761 Views 57 Comments

The moment is a significant one in US-Cuban relations.

Elian Gonzalez blames US laws for his childhood ordeal
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Elian Gonzalez blames US laws for his childhood ordeal

Nov 18th 2013, 4:49 PM 14,120 Views 31 Comments

Gonzalez became the centre of a major battle between the US and Cuba in 1999 when he was saved from a boat which overturned on the way to Florida. His mother died during the journey.

64-year-old becomes first person to swim Cuba to Florida without a shark cage
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# Fearless

64-year-old becomes first person to swim Cuba to Florida without a shark cage

Sep 2nd 2013, 10:07 PM 14,987 Views 32 Comments

“You’re never too old to chase your dream,” Diana Nyad said as she reached the beach in Florida this evening.