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# Cuba

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# Brace Yourself
Here's the Cuban man with two extra fingers and two extra toes
Known as polydactyly, Yoandri Hernandez Garrido’s condition is relatively common, but it’s rare for the extra digits to be so perfect.
# Cuba
Cuba transgender wedding shows shifting attitudes
A gay man and a transgender woman have tied the knot in Cuba in a first-of-its kind wedding for the country.
# hugo chavez
Chavez to return to Cuba for chemotherapy
The Venezuelan leader underwent surgery on a tumour in June.
# Venezuela
Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed
The Venezuelan president has also had plenty to say about his country’s performance at the Copa America.
# Venezuela
Where's Hugo? Chavez heads back to Cuba for chemotherapy
The socialist revolutionary is battling cancer but remains upbeat.
# Zombies
Juan of the Dead brings Cuban zombie story to life
A new zombie horror film brings a different type of revolution to Cuba.
# Venezuela
Chavez tells supporters "his return has begun"
The Venezuelan president appeared in public in his home country for the first time since his cancer battle was announced.
# venezuala
Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment
The Venezuelan president arrives home after four weeks in Cuba, where he underwent emergency surgery.
# hugo chavez
Chavez reveals cancer battle
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made a statement on television last night explaining his recent absence.
# Venezuela
Where's Hugo? He's in Cuba with his pal Castro
New pictures have emerged of the Venezuelan president chatting with his Cuban counterpart.
# Venezuela
Where is Hugo Chavez?
The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.
# Remote Control?
Question marks over health of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez
Just who is pulling the strings in South America’s largest oil producer, while Hugo Chavez recovers from surgery in Cuba?
# Che Guevara
New Che Guevara diaries released
The diaries were written while the iconic revolutionary was leading the campaign that brought Fidel Castro to power in Cuba.
# Happiness
China tops list of world's happiest countries (as compiled by North Korea)
China scores a perfect 100 in the Global Happiness Index, followed by North Korea in second – with the USA in bottom place.
# Guantánamo Bay
Leaked Guantánamo files reveal Casio watch as sign of al-Qaeda training
Documents about the US’s military prison published by the New York Times show how al-Qaeda issued Casio watches.
LIVE
Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces
The ailing leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance at Communist Party Congress, where delegates elected party veterans to key positions.
# Cuba
Castro considers introducing 10-year term limit for Cuban leaders
Raul Castro says top politicians should be limited to two five-year terms – signalling a possible withdrawal from public life.
LIVE
The 9 at 9: Sunday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Man arrested in connection with discovery of a body in Laois; Japan’s nuclear crisis under control ‘within nine months’; shocking figures from the ISPCA; and Cuba’s socialist state could be about to undergo huge change.
# Guantanamo Bay
September 11 suspects likely to be tried at Guantanamo
Obama has caved in to opposition to trying September 11 suspects in the US, and will allow trials to resume at Guantanamo – which he had pledged to close within a year of taking office.
# alberto granado
Che Guevara's motorcycle companion Alberto Granado dies
Granado was a companion on the trip which is said to have awakened the revolutionary inside Che Guevara.
# World Title
'Big Bang' boxing broadcast likely to go ahead
Casey’s world title fight to be covered live after promoters agree to help with production costs.
# Nobels
Record number of Nobel Peace Prize nominees this year
Awards committee today begins the secretive process of whittling 241 nominations down to one winner before October.
# Che
Artist launches bid for legal rights on iconic Che Guevara image
Renowned artist Irish Jim Fitzpatrick is attempting to secure royalties on the world-famous work for the first time.
# Cuba
Cuba commutes last death sentence
Supreme Court in Cuba has commuted sentence of man convicted for killing one person during an attempted coup in 1994.
# Wikileaks
‘America lied about Cuban ban of my film’ – Michael Moore
America said ‘Sicko’ had been banned in Cuba, so as to discredit its damning portrayal of the US’s healthcare system.
# Wikileaks
Fidel Castro 'refused colostomy after swollen colon' - WikiLeaks
The Cuban leader needed convincing to have surgery after being diagnosed with a perforated intestine in 2006, and nearly died.
# Air Crashes
Plane crashes in Pakistan and Cuba kill 90
All passengers are killed after 22 die in a crash near Karachi, while all 68 on board a Cuban aircraft also perish.
# Cuba
Cuba to fire one million public sector workers
Now that’s austerity.