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# havana - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Tremors felt as far as US mainland after major 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Caribbean

An initial tsunami warning following the earthquake was lifted.

# havana - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

One of three women who survived Cuban plane crash dies

The death toll is now 111.

# havana - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Cuba plane crash black box found 'in good condition'

An audit is to be carried out on the Mexican company that leased the aircraft involved in the crash.

# havana - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, former pilot alleges

The leased passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing over 100 people.

Three women in critical condition and over 100 dead in Cuba plane crash

The three women, who were pulled from the wreckage, are the only survivors of yesterday’s plane crash.

# havana - Friday 18 May, 2018

Many feared dead after Cuban airliner carrying 104 passengers crashes

A military officer old reporters that there appears to have been only three survivors, who remain in critical condition.

# havana - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

US expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious attacks on embassy staff

Those affected have exhibited physical symptoms including ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headaches and difficulty sleeping.

# havana - Friday 16 June, 2017

Donald Trump says he's ending Obama's 'one-sided deal' with Cuba

Of course, that’s not the whole truth – in reality he’s restricting travel and trading with Cuba.

# havana - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up

Ireland’s ambassador to Mexico Sonja Hyland was in attendance in Havana last night.

# havana - Monday 2 May, 2016

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

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

# havana - Monday 28 March, 2016

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

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

# havana - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Delirious scenes as the Rolling Stones play to half a million fans in Cuba's first mega-concert

Until recently rock music was banned in the communist island state.

# havana - Saturday 28 March, 2015

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

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

# havana - Friday 9 January, 2015

Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba

it’s part of the moves to normalise ties between the two countries.

# havana - Saturday 12 July, 2014

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

Pretty well, it turns out…

# havana - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Did you know the uilleann pipes were big in Cuba? Irish Music This post contains videos

Did you know the uilleann pipes were big in Cuba?

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

# havana - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?

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

# havana - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Cooking with tobacco: it’s a thing now apparently

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?

# havana - Monday 18 February, 2013

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

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

# havana - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery

The Venezuelan president flew to Havana, Cuba, for surgery on Monday after revealing his cancer had returned.

# havana - Monday 19 November, 2012

Colombian rebels announce cease-fire

The top negotiator for the group announced the unilateral cease-fire before heading into peace talks.

# havana - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Cuba urged to allow duty-free imports after storm

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.

# havana - Sunday 8 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: archive photos of Cuba's Havana from the early 1900s Cuba This post contains images

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

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

# havana - Monday 4 July, 2011

Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment

The Venezuelan president arrives home after four weeks in Cuba, where he underwent emergency surgery.

# havana - Sunday 26 June, 2011

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.

# havana - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

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?