Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9°C Tuesday 24 May 2022

#Cuba

# cuba - Monday 28 November, 2016

Poll: Do you think President Higgins' tribute to Fidel Castro was appropriate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think President Higgins' tribute to Fidel Castro was appropriate?

Nov 28th 2016, 8:49 AM 34,644 Views 168 Comments

The president has come in for criticism over his statement on the death of the former Cuban leader.

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro
# Cold War
# Cold War

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

Nov 28th 2016, 7:48 AM 10,653 Views 152 Comments

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

# cuba - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'
# Friends In High Places
From The42
# Friends In High Places

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'

Nov 27th 2016, 7:36 PM 4,880 Views 1 Comment

The footballing great built a friendship with the former Cuban leader.

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro
# Cuba
# Cuba

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro

Nov 27th 2016, 7:39 AM 24,592 Views 170 Comments

The death of the former Cuban leader has sparked a mixed response.

# cuba - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90
# RIP
# RIP

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90

Nov 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 78,487 Views 183 Comments

The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.

# cuba - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Yoel Romero receives suspension for post-fight celebration at UFC 205
# Cuba Libre
From The42
# Cuba Libre

Yoel Romero receives suspension for post-fight celebration at UFC 205

Nov 23rd 2016, 6:25 PM 8,144 Views 5 Comments

The NYSAC have punished the middleweight title contender for jumping out of the octagon at MSG.

# cuba - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Cuban doper told to return Olympic medal but it looks like it's been sold on eBay
# Money Spinner
From The42
# Money Spinner

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

Sep 1st 2016, 6:16 PM 10,881 Views 3 Comments

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

# cuba - Saturday 20 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 20th 2016, 10:00 PM 11,572 Views 14 Comments

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

# cuba - Saturday 13 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 18,986 Views 124 Comments

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

# cuba - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

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

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

May 3rd 2016, 3:30 PM 24,168 Views 55 Comments

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

# cuba - Monday 2 May, 2016

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

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

May 2nd 2016, 5:09 PM 19,485 Views 41 Comments

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

# cuba - Friday 8 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 8th 2016, 8:00 AM 18,908 Views 26 Comments

The revolutionary icon criticised Barack Obama’s recent visit.

# cuba - Monday 28 March, 2016

Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama
# Thanks For Nothing Barack
# Thanks For Nothing Barack

Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama

Mar 28th 2016, 6:49 PM 53,781 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
# The Revolution

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

Mar 28th 2016, 8:30 AM 25,683 Views 118 Comments

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

# cuba - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:10 AM 12,818 Views 21 Comments

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

# cuba - Monday 21 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 21st 2016, 10:50 PM 12,526 Views 40 Comments

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

# cuba - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba
# Cold War Foes
# Cold War Foes

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

Mar 20th 2016, 6:52 PM 11,565 Views 24 Comments

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

# cuba - Saturday 19 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 19th 2016, 6:00 PM 61,153 Views 69 Comments

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

# cuba - Thursday 18 February, 2016

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

Barack Obama has confirmed he'll visit Cuba next month

Feb 18th 2016, 3:12 PM 8,842 Views 41 Comments

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

# cuba - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

53 years after the infamous missile crisis, you can now finally fly to Cuba from the US
# Havana Nights
# 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 17,116 Views 26 Comments

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

# cuba - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Mike Tyson wanted to know what this ‘white mother**ker’ was doing in his house
# Long Read
From The42
# Long Read

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

Aug 16th 2015, 10:00 AM 53,213 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 - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 1st 2015, 7:00 PM 19,434 Views 26 Comments

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

# cuba - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats
# Put That Away
# Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

May 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 12,732 Views 41 Comments

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

# cuba - Thursday 16 April, 2015

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

Bank of Ireland won't be easing up on Cuba

Apr 16th 2015, 2:07 PM 15,338 Views 11 Comments

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

# cuba - Saturday 11 April, 2015

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

Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"

Apr 11th 2015, 6:34 PM 10,742 Views 30 Comments

The pair’s meeting was a significant occasion.

# cuba - Saturday 4 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 4th 2015, 3:55 PM 22,093 Views 56 Comments

He was apparently very lucid.

# cuba - Saturday 28 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 28th 2015, 10:15 AM 46,158 Views 84 Comments

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

# cuba - Friday 20 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 20th 2015, 4:16 PM 10,142 Views 40 Comments

We can’t imagine Enda doing this.

# cuba - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 18,020 Views 102 Comments

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

# cuba - Monday 12 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 12th 2015, 8:53 PM 17,567 Views 16 Comments

They’re old pals.

# cuba - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 66 Views 13 Comments

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

# cuba - Thursday 18 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 18th 2014, 11:32 AM 8,228 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
# PEACE BROKER
# PEACE BROKER

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

Dec 18th 2014, 7:16 AM 7,811 Views 58 Comments

It was the best birthday present he could get.

# cuba - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 17th 2014, 6:06 PM 12,873 Views 41 Comments

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

# cuba - Friday 5 September, 2014

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

Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast

Sep 5th 2014, 7:14 PM 57,387 Views 83 Comments

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

# cuba - Friday 25 July, 2014

The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot
# The Rebel
From The42
# The Rebel

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

Jul 25th 2014, 4:54 PM 21,095 Views 40 Comments

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

# cuba - Saturday 12 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 12th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,334 Views 40 Comments

Pretty well, it turns out…

# cuba - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Did you know the uilleann pipes were big in Cuba?
# Irish Music
# Irish Music

Did you know the uilleann pipes were big in Cuba?

Apr 26th 2014, 10:33 AM 11,763 Views 22 Comments

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

# cuba - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:23 PM 8,386 Views 89 Comments

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

# cuba - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?
# Smoking
# Smoking

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?

Mar 1st 2014, 9:45 AM 10,940 Views 10 Comments

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