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Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit
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Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit

Mar 26th 2012, 9:37 PM 1,501 Views 3 Comments

The Pope was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro, who told him that his country favours complete religious freedom.

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?
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Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?

Mar 25th 2012, 3:16 PM 14,223 Views 126 Comments

A US politician has written to the Taoiseach urging him to stop the statue being built – but supporters of the project say the statue will commemorate Che’s Irish heritage. What do you think?

Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue
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Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue

Mar 21st 2012, 8:27 AM 6,405 Views 73 Comments

Enda Kenny is presented with a letter from the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs committee.

Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery
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Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery

Mar 17th 2012, 9:12 PM 1,775 Views 10 Comments

The Venezuelan president rallied thousands of supporters who welcomed him home after receiving cancer treatment in Cuba.

Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba
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Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:07 PM 1,945 Views 19 Comments

The Venezuelan leader has undergone surgery for another potentially cancerous tumour.

US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project
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US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project

Feb 29th 2012, 6:23 PM 6,105 Views 93 Comments

Galway City Council plans to erect a monument marking the revolutionary fighter’s links with the City of the Tribes.

Che Guevara monument would ‘shame the people of Galway and Ireland’
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Che Guevara monument would ‘shame the people of Galway and Ireland’

Feb 28th 2012, 8:39 PM 16,774 Views 174 Comments

A proposal to build a monument to the Cuban revolutionary has been harshly criticised by local businessman Declan Ganley.

What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina
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What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina

Feb 28th 2012, 7:40 PM 782 Views 2 Comments

Stunning images from a very rough ride.

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
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Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment

Feb 27th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,304 Views 23 Comments

The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.

Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee
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Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee

Feb 6th 2012, 7:12 PM 1,459 Views 4 Comments

The Tunisian had spent eight years in the Cuban facility before Italy accepted him into the country two years ago.

Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'
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Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'

Jan 26th 2012, 1:09 PM 2,068 Views 16 Comments

The former Cuban leader has slammed the Republican Party candidates vying for the nomination to face Barack Obama in the autumn.

Coup: Cuban boxers to be based in Belfast
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Coup: Cuban boxers to be based in Belfast

Jan 24th 2012, 1:26 PM 273 Views 0 Comments

The nation best associated with Olympic boxing could be training Laganside prior to this summer’s Olympic games.

Cuban hunger striker dies in prison
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Cuban hunger striker dies in prison

Jan 20th 2012, 3:48 PM 2,953 Views 31 Comments

The 31-year-old was protesting a four-year prison sentence imposed for his part in a demonstration.

Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo
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Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo

Jan 11th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,453 Views 6 Comments

The notorious detention centre has now been open for ten years and, with indefinite military detention now enshrined in US law, hope is fading that it will be closed down as pledged.

Cuba blames Twitter for helping to spread Castro death rumours
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Cuba blames Twitter for helping to spread Castro death rumours

Jan 4th 2012, 9:33 PM 5,372 Views 4 Comments

A state-run website says Twitter allowed the phrase ‘fidelcastro’ to trend, furthering a false rumour that he had died.

Good news: The world isn't going to end this year*
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Good news: The world isn't going to end this year*

Jan 2nd 2012, 8:13 PM 9,930 Views 53 Comments

*According to a council of Afro-Cuban priests, anyway…

Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?
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Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?

Dec 20th 2011, 11:36 AM 6,017 Views 85 Comments

Ireland has no plans to send its condolences to North Korea on the passing of Kim Jong Il. Should we send formal sympathy?

Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries
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Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries

Dec 20th 2011, 10:52 AM 1,989 Views 8 Comments

China, Russia and South Korea send messages of condolence, while other countries have merely ‘noted’ the Dear Leader’s passing.

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

Dec 18th 2011, 11:00 AM 53 Views 2 Comments

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

Each Guantánamo prisoner costs $800k a year to keep
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Each Guantánamo prisoner costs $800k a year to keep

Nov 9th 2011, 3:00 PM 362 Views 10 Comments

The price of keeping a prisoner at the notorious detention centre is more than 30 times the cost of imprisoning a person in the United States mainland.

Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property
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Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property

Nov 3rd 2011, 5:35 PM 489 Views 8 Comments

The move is part of a series of free-market changes introduced by Raul Castro since he took over from Fidel.

Hugo Chavez says he is now cancer free
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Hugo Chavez says he is now cancer free

Oct 20th 2011, 8:30 PM 227 Views 9 Comments

The Venezuelan president has been undergoing treatment in Cuba and now says he is free of the illness.

Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment tests
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Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment tests

Oct 17th 2011, 1:04 PM 189 Views 5 Comments

The Venezuelan president said he expects to return home within the coming days with “good news” after undergoing tests in Cuba.

Fidel Castro labels Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'
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Fidel Castro labels Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'

Sep 27th 2011, 12:09 PM 714 Views 6 Comments

The former Cuban leader has dismissed Barack Obama’s recent UN speech and condemned Nato’s campaign in Libya as a “monstrous crime”.

Jellyfish foil 62-year-old swimmer's Cuba to Florida attempt
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Jellyfish foil 62-year-old swimmer's Cuba to Florida attempt

Sep 25th 2011, 7:27 PM 980 Views 8 Comments

US swimmer Diana Nyad has abandoned her latest attempt to become the first person to swim across the Florida Straits without a shark cage.

Meet the farm dog who lets piglets suckle on her
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Meet the farm dog who lets piglets suckle on her

Sep 4th 2011, 2:02 PM 498 Views 4 Comments

Farmer Mannorkys Santamaria said the piglets also take milk from their mothers, but when they see Yeti, they run to her for a meal.

YouTube top 10: because Franck doesn't want to go to Eastlands
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YouTube top 10: because Franck doesn't want to go to Eastlands

Sep 1st 2011, 1:55 PM 446 Views 1 Comment

With a shot-putter running the 100m, French cyclist Thomas Voeckler racing a horse and the San Diego Chargers launching a wine, this week’s list is a tribute to sporting incongruity.

Here's the Cuban man with two extra fingers and two extra toes
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Here's the Cuban man with two extra fingers and two extra toes

Aug 27th 2011, 1:36 PM 2,484 Views 16 Comments

Known as polydactyly, Yoandri Hernandez Garrido’s condition is relatively common, but it’s rare for the extra digits to be so perfect.

Cuba transgender wedding shows shifting attitudes
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Cuba transgender wedding shows shifting attitudes

Aug 14th 2011, 4:49 PM 1,508 Views 30 Comments

A gay man and a transgender woman have tied the knot in Cuba in a first-of-its kind wedding for the country.

Chavez to return to Cuba for chemotherapy
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Chavez to return to Cuba for chemotherapy

Aug 6th 2011, 5:38 PM 149 Views 5 Comments

The Venezuelan leader underwent surgery on a tumour in June.

Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed
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Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed

Jul 22nd 2011, 10:43 AM 502 Views 4 Comments

The Venezuelan president has also had plenty to say about his country’s performance at the Copa America.

Where's Hugo? Chavez heads back to Cuba for chemotherapy
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Where's Hugo? Chavez heads back to Cuba for chemotherapy

Jul 16th 2011, 11:53 AM 180 Views 7 Comments

The socialist revolutionary is battling cancer but remains upbeat.

Juan of the Dead brings Cuban zombie story to life
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Juan of the Dead brings Cuban zombie story to life

Jul 13th 2011, 12:23 PM 348 Views 0 Comments

A new zombie horror film brings a different type of revolution to Cuba.

Chavez tells supporters "his return has begun"
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Chavez tells supporters "his return has begun"

Jul 5th 2011, 11:02 AM 220 Views 2 Comments

The Venezuelan president appeared in public in his home country for the first time since his cancer battle was announced.

Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment
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Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment

Jul 4th 2011, 4:17 PM 215 Views 2 Comments

The Venezuelan president arrives home after four weeks in Cuba, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Chavez reveals cancer battle
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Chavez reveals cancer battle

Jul 1st 2011, 8:23 AM 290 Views 0 Comments

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made a statement on television last night explaining his recent absence.

Where's Hugo? He's in Cuba with his pal Castro
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Where's Hugo? He's in Cuba with his pal Castro

Jun 29th 2011, 2:08 PM 296 Views 2 Comments

New pictures have emerged of the Venezuelan president chatting with his Cuban counterpart.

Where is Hugo Chavez?
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Where is Hugo Chavez?

Jun 26th 2011, 12:27 PM 461 Views 6 Comments

The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.