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Cuba says everything's fine: Weapons on North Korean ship are 'obsolete'
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Cuba says everything's fine: Weapons on North Korean ship are 'obsolete'

Jul 17th 2013, 11:26 AM 7,123 Views 25 Comments

The ship was travelling to Cuba when it was stopped and searched – and lots of Soviet-era weapons were discovered.

Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?
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Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:00 PM 8,729 Views 46 Comments

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says it has received a formal request for asylum.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Apr 21st 2013, 10:00 AM 13,091 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Barack Obama has better things to do...
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Barack Obama has better things to do...

Apr 18th 2013, 10:54 AM 4,449 Views 2 Comments

…than sort out Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s holiday to Cuba, thanks very much.

Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison enters seventh week
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Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison enters seventh week

Mar 23rd 2013, 3:20 PM 10,051 Views 90 Comments

26 low-risk detainees are now refusing food – more than twice the number from a week ago – in protest at conditions.

Cooking with tobacco: it’s a thing now apparently
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Cooking with tobacco: it’s a thing now apparently

Mar 10th 2013, 9:30 AM 7,437 Views 15 Comments

Tobacco sauces, spreads and tobacco salt for use in any dish – two years of trial and error lead to cigar-infused menu in Cuba. But would you eat it?

Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning
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Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning

Mar 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 189 Views 70 Comments

We’ve lost a colourful world leader who genuinely seemed to have the best interests of his people at heart. But the facts don’t lie – Chávez’s economic legacy is a warning against statist socialism, writes Aaron McKenna.

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba
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No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba

Feb 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 2,464 Views 4 Comments

This is the second five year term for the 81-year-old Raul Castro who officially took over from his brother Fidel in 2008.

Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president
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Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president

Feb 22nd 2013, 6:50 PM 4,704 Views 14 Comments

The 81-year-old is due to be installed for another five-year term on Sunday – but may not see it through.

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela
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Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Feb 18th 2013, 2:30 PM 7,111 Views 13 Comments

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture
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Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture

Jan 24th 2013, 10:22 PM 9,839 Views 9 Comments

El Pais published a photograph it said was of ailing president Hugo Chavez in his hospital bed – provoking a furious reaction from Venezuela.

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother
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Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother

Jan 13th 2013, 12:43 PM 3,990 Views 19 Comments

The brother of Hugo Chavez says reports that the family is discussing ending life support for the Venezuelan leader are totally false.

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'
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Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'

Jan 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,571 Views 26 Comments

Hugo Chavez’s top aides say the opposition and the media have used the Venezuelan president’s poor health to wage a “psychological war” to destabilise the country.

Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse
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Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse

Dec 31st 2012, 4:09 PM 6,289 Views 41 Comments

The Venezuelan president has developed new complications from an infection after undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery.

Fidel Castro visited Ireland in 1982 (and almost met Charles Haughey)
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Fidel Castro visited Ireland in 1982 (and almost met Charles Haughey)

Dec 28th 2012, 8:30 AM 9,571 Views 25 Comments

Cuban leader Fidel Castro left a gift for then-Taoiseach Charles Haughey during his brief stopover in Shannon in late 1982.

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
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First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,888 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say
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Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say

Dec 14th 2012, 7:31 AM 2,716 Views 1 Comment

The leader of Venezuela underwent treatment for cancer in Cuba earlier this week.

Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery
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Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery

Dec 12th 2012, 7:00 PM 3,762 Views 29 Comments

The Venezuelan president flew to Havana, Cuba, for surgery on Monday after revealing his cancer had returned.

Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor
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Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor

Dec 9th 2012, 11:03 AM 4,536 Views 35 Comments

Chavez has not disclosed details of the type of cancer has has but in a significant move he has designated his successor, vice president Nicolas Maduro.

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment
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Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment

Dec 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,421 Views 23 Comments

The Venezuelan president said he was very happy to be back but did not elaborate on his health.

Colombian rebels announce cease-fire
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Colombian rebels announce cease-fire

Nov 19th 2012, 8:30 PM 3,482 Views 7 Comments

The top negotiator for the group announced the unilateral cease-fire before heading into peace talks.

Cuba urged to allow duty-free imports after storm
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Cuba urged to allow duty-free imports after storm

Oct 30th 2012, 5:32 PM 7,431 Views 14 Comments

Cuba’s government has been asked to help victims of Hurricane Sandy by suspending duties on imports of basic necessities such as food and medicine.

Hurricane Sandy death toll rises to 38 in Caribbean
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Hurricane Sandy death toll rises to 38 in Caribbean

Oct 26th 2012, 7:40 PM 3,946 Views 3 Comments

Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas today after leaving 38 people dead across the Caribbean.

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US
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Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US

Oct 26th 2012, 7:31 AM 4,838 Views 2 Comments

Forecasters have warned that the massive hurricane could now merge with North American weather systems and morph into a powerful hybrid that US media have dubbed a “Frankenstorm.”

Hurricane Sandy strikes Cuba, Jamaica
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Hurricane Sandy strikes Cuba, Jamaica

Oct 25th 2012, 8:03 AM 5,160 Views 3 Comments

One person was killed in Jamaica while 1,700 people were evacuated in Santiago de Cuba as a precautionary measure.

Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed
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Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:53 AM 4,911 Views 17 Comments

Venezuela’s Vice President, Elias Jaua, said that he met with the aging revolutionary, which was Castro’s first public appearance in a number of months.

Guantanamo's youngest detainee transferred to Canada
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Guantanamo's youngest detainee transferred to Canada

Sep 30th 2012, 2:10 PM 7,081 Views 13 Comments

Canadian Omar Khadr, who was also the last westerner held at Guantanamo, was just 16 when he was detained in 2002.

Tropical storm Isaac makes landfall in Haiti
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Tropical storm Isaac makes landfall in Haiti

Aug 25th 2012, 9:55 AM 3,161 Views 1 Comment

The Caribbean nation is still reeling from an earthquake over two years ago.

Diana Nyad pulled from water during Cuba-US swim
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Diana Nyad pulled from water during Cuba-US swim

Aug 21st 2012, 1:10 PM 10,279 Views 7 Comments

Nyad’s latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage has been abandoned.

US woman attempts Cuba to Florida swim without shark cage
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US woman attempts Cuba to Florida swim without shark cage

Aug 19th 2012, 7:56 PM 15,104 Views 43 Comments

Diana Nyad, 62, pushing to become the first person to make the 166km crossing unaided.

Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal
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Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal

Aug 10th 2012, 9:12 PM 5,866 Views 13 Comments

The Belfast boxer was given a rough ride by Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.

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Was a Cuban dissident's car 'rammed off the road'?
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Was a Cuban dissident's car 'rammed off the road'?

Jul 24th 2012, 2:44 PM 3,771 Views 0 Comments

An official enquiry has been launched after the car carrying Oswaldo Paya, who fought single-party rule for decades, hit a tree.

'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle
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'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle

Jul 20th 2012, 12:33 PM 566 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be rooting for Cuba in 2013.

In pictures: archive photos of Cuba's Havana from the early 1900s
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In pictures: archive photos of Cuba's Havana from the early 1900s

Jul 8th 2012, 2:00 PM 9,486 Views 18 Comments

Street vendors, mounted police, and walking on the Malecon…

Granny attempts Cuba-US swim without shark cage
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Granny attempts Cuba-US swim without shark cage

Jun 29th 2012, 3:50 PM 872 Views 1 Comment

“A little excited, a little nervous,” Palfrey told reporters before diving in. “Beautiful sea, beautiful sunrise.”

Scale model of Che Guevara monument being built
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Scale model of Che Guevara monument being built

Apr 10th 2012, 3:47 PM 6,016 Views 54 Comments

A scale model of the proposed glass monument, which contains an image of the revolutionary known as ‘El Che’, is currently being constructed, Galway Cllr Billy Cameron has said.

Interview: Carruth reflects on Barcelona '92 and predicts golden age
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Interview: Carruth reflects on Barcelona '92 and predicts golden age

Mar 29th 2012, 2:27 PM 588 Views 0 Comments

The last man to win boxing gold for Ireland believes the latest qualifiers can surpass the triple medal achievements of Beijing.

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
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Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

Mar 28th 2012, 10:15 PM 2,622 Views 31 Comments

The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.