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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Cuba

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Diana Nyad pulled from water during Cuba-US swim
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
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
The Belfast boxer was given a rough ride by Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.
London 2012, Day 14
Stretch out those weary muscles, we’re about to do it all over again.
Was a Cuban dissident's car 'rammed off the road'?
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
We’ll be rooting for Cuba in 2013.
In pictures: archive photos of Cuba's Havana from the early 1900s
Street vendors, mounted police, and walking on the Malecon…
Granny attempts Cuba-US swim without shark cage
“A little excited, a little nervous,” Palfrey told reporters before diving in. “Beautiful sea, beautiful sunrise.”
Scale model of Che Guevara monument being built
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
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
The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.
Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit
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?
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
Enda Kenny is presented with a letter from the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs committee.
Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery
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
The Venezuelan leader has undergone surgery for another potentially cancerous tumour.
US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project
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’
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
Stunning images from a very rough ride.
Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
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
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'
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
The nation best associated with Olympic boxing could be training Laganside prior to this summer’s Olympic games.
Cuban hunger striker dies in prison
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
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
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*
*According to a council of Afro-Cuban priests, anyway…
Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?
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
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
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Each Guantánamo prisoner costs $800k a year to keep
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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.