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# cuba - Monday 16 December, 2013

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

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 148 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.

# cuba - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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

PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro

Dec 10th 2013, 12:43 PM 14,763 Views 57 Comments

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

# cuba - Monday 18 November, 2013

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

Elian Gonzalez blames US laws for his childhood ordeal

Nov 18th 2013, 4:49 PM 14,127 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.

# cuba - Monday 2 September, 2013

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

# cuba - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Cuba says everything's fine: Weapons on North Korean ship are 'obsolete'
# Cold War Buddies
# Cold War Buddies

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

Jul 17th 2013, 11:26 AM 7,125 Views 25 Comments

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

# cuba - Sunday 23 June, 2013

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

Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:00 PM 8,731 Views 46 Comments

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

# cuba - Sunday 21 April, 2013

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Apr 21st 2013, 10:00 AM 13,092 Views 2 Comments

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

# cuba - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Barack Obama has better things to do...
# Busy Busy Busy
From The Daily Edge
# Busy Busy Busy

Barack Obama has better things to do...

Apr 18th 2013, 10:54 AM 4,452 Views 2 Comments

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

# cuba - Saturday 23 March, 2013

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

Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison enters seventh week

Mar 23rd 2013, 3:20 PM 10,057 Views 90 Comments

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

# cuba - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Cooking with tobacco: it’s a thing now apparently
# Cigar Cuisine
# Cigar Cuisine

Cooking with tobacco: it’s a thing now apparently

Mar 10th 2013, 9:30 AM 7,452 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?

# cuba - Saturday 9 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 199 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.

# cuba - Monday 25 February, 2013

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

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.

# cuba - Friday 22 February, 2013

Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president
# Hasta Luego?
# Hasta Luego?

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.

# cuba - Monday 18 February, 2013

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Feb 18th 2013, 2:30 PM 7,113 Views 13 Comments

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

# cuba - Thursday 24 January, 2013

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

Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture

Jan 24th 2013, 10:22 PM 9,841 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.

# cuba - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

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

Jan 13th 2013, 12:43 PM 3,992 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.

# cuba - Friday 4 January, 2013

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'
# Chavez
# Chavez

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.

# cuba - Monday 31 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 31st 2012, 4:09 PM 6,291 Views 41 Comments

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

# cuba - Friday 28 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 28th 2012, 8:30 AM 9,655 Views 25 Comments

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

# cuba - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,896 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.

# cuba - Friday 14 December, 2012

Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say

Dec 14th 2012, 7:31 AM 2,718 Views 1 Comment

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

# cuba - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

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

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.

# cuba - Sunday 9 December, 2012

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

Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor

Dec 9th 2012, 11:03 AM 4,538 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.

# cuba - Friday 7 December, 2012

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment

Dec 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,425 Views 23 Comments

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

# cuba - Monday 19 November, 2012

Colombian rebels announce cease-fire
# Colombia
# Colombia

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 - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

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

Cuba urged to allow duty-free imports after storm

Oct 30th 2012, 5:32 PM 7,435 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.

# cuba - Friday 26 October, 2012

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

Hurricane Sandy death toll rises to 38 in Caribbean

Oct 26th 2012, 7:40 PM 3,948 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
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US

Oct 26th 2012, 7:31 AM 4,840 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.”

# cuba - Thursday 25 October, 2012

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

Hurricane Sandy strikes Cuba, Jamaica

Oct 25th 2012, 8:03 AM 5,162 Views 3 Comments

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

# cuba - Monday 22 October, 2012

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

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.

# cuba - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Guantanamo's youngest detainee transferred to Canada
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

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.

# cuba - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Tropical storm Isaac makes landfall in Haiti
# Isaac
# Isaac

Tropical storm Isaac makes landfall in Haiti

Aug 25th 2012, 9:55 AM 3,172 Views 1 Comment

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

# cuba - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

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

Diana Nyad pulled from water during Cuba-US swim

Aug 21st 2012, 1:10 PM 10,290 Views 7 Comments

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

# cuba - Sunday 19 August, 2012

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

US woman attempts Cuba to Florida swim without shark cage

Aug 19th 2012, 7:56 PM 15,110 Views 43 Comments

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

# cuba - Friday 10 August, 2012

Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal
# Bronze
From The42
# Bronze

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

Aug 10th 2012, 9:12 PM 5,869 Views 13 Comments

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

As it happened: London 2012, Day 14 From The42
Live Aug 10th 2012, 8:06 PM

As it happened: London 2012, Day 14

# cuba - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

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

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.

# cuba - Friday 20 July, 2012

'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle
# World Series
From The42
# World Series

'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.

# cuba - Sunday 8 July, 2012

In pictures: archive photos of Cuba's Havana from the early 1900s
# Cuba
From The Daily Edge
# Cuba

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

Jul 8th 2012, 2:00 PM 9,556 Views 18 Comments

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