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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Havana

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2022
# Cuba
Cuba declares massive fuel plant fire extinguished
The fire has two firefighters dead and 14 people missing.
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# Cuba
Cuba blames US for unprecedented anti-government protests
The protests began on the weekend with large numbers taking to the streets on Sunday.
# Cuba
Thousands take to the streets in Havana to protest food shortages and rising prices
Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades.
# Cuba
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
One of three women who survived Cuban plane crash dies
The death toll is now 111.
# Havana
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
Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, former pilot alleges
The leased passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing over 100 people.
# Havana
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.
# Cuba
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.
# expelled
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.
# Rewind
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.
# Cuba
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 ball
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.
# The Revolution
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.
# rockin in the free world
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 laugh
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
Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba
it’s part of the moves to normalise ties between the two countries.
# Diplomatic Relations
So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?
Pretty well, it turns out…
# Irish music
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.
# Smoking
Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?
Is there a place for the Cuban cigar in a world that is starting to slowly hate tobacco?
# cigar cuisine
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?
# El Presidente
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.
# Chavez
Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery
The Venezuelan president flew to Havana, Cuba, for surgery on Monday after revealing his cancer had returned.
# Colombia
Colombian rebels announce cease-fire
The top negotiator for the group announced the unilateral cease-fire before heading into peace talks.
# Sandy
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.
# Cuba
In pictures: archive photos of Cuba's Havana from the early 1900s
Street vendors, mounted police, and walking on the Malecon…
# 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.
# 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?