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# 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 7,123 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 8,729 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 13,090 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 4,448 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 10,049 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 7,423 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 181 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 2,463 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 7,109 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 9,836 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 3,990 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.

# 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 6,289 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 9,496 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 7,879 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 2,716 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 3,761 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 4,536 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.

# 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 3,421 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 7,431 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.

# 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 3,946 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
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

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.”

# 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 5,158 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 3,161 Views 1 Comment

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

# cuba - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Aug 21st 2012, 4:53 PM 5,851 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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 10,270 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 15,098 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 5,865 Views 13 Comments

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

As it happened: London 2012, Day 14
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: London 2012, Day 14

Aug 10th 2012, 8:06 PM 20,025 Views 10 Comments

Stretch out those weary muscles, we’re about to do it all over again.

# 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 9,406 Views 18 Comments

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

# cuba - Friday 29 June, 2012

Granny attempts Cuba-US swim without shark cage
# Record
From The42
# Record

Granny attempts Cuba-US swim without shark cage

Jun 29th 2012, 3:50 PM 869 Views 1 Comment

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

# cuba - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

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

Scale model of Che Guevara monument being built

Apr 10th 2012, 3:47 PM 6,015 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.

# cuba - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Interview: Carruth reflects on Barcelona '92 and predicts golden age
# Golden Gloves
From The42
# Golden Gloves

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.

# cuba - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
# Cuba
# Cuba

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

Mar 28th 2012, 10:15 PM 2,621 Views 31 Comments

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