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Cuba thaw: is trade taking precedence over human rights?

The EU and Cuba have accelerated talks to normalise relations. The US is also ending decades of estrangement as Cuba’s Communist regime allows

The EU and Cuba have accelerated talks to normalise relations. The US is also ending decades of estrangement as Cuba’s Communist regime allows

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Cuban hunger striker Farinas finally collects EU human rights prize

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas has collected the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize – two and a half years after he won it. Raising his fist

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas has collected the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize – two and a half years after he won it. Raising his fist

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Cuba: change from within

They are artists, intellectuals or bloggers, and they want Cuba to open up to the world. Whether they are dissidents or not, a new generation of

They are artists, intellectuals or bloggers, and they want Cuba to open up to the world. Whether they are dissidents or not, a new generation of

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Prominent blogger Yoani Sanchez arrested in Cuba

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez has been arrested in Bayamo, eastern Cuba. The news has been posted on social networking sites and confirmed by

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez has been arrested in Bayamo, eastern Cuba. The news has been posted on social networking sites and confirmed by

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Spanish politician charged over fatal Cuba car crash

A Spanish politician has been charged with homicide in Cuba following a car crash that killed two government opponents, including leading dissident

A Spanish politician has been charged with homicide in Cuba following a car crash that killed two government opponents, including leading dissident

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Leading Cuban activist dies in car crash

Leader of the Christian Democratic Movement in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya has died in a car crash on Sunday. He was travelling in the eastern Cuban province

Leader of the Christian Democratic Movement in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya has died in a car crash on Sunday. He was travelling in the eastern Cuban province

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When Benedict met Fidel...

They are no ordinary octogenarians.   And when Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church, sat down with Cuba’s revolutionary icon Fidel

They are no ordinary octogenarians.   And when Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church, sat down with Cuba’s revolutionary icon Fidel

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Political protests mark Pope's visit to Cuba

Some 200,000 people turned out to celebrate the Pope’s first mass in Cuba but not all were welcome. More than 150 anti-government protesters have

Some 200,000 people turned out to celebrate the Pope’s first mass in Cuba but not all were welcome. More than 150 anti-government protesters have

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Cuba rounds up dissidents

The Cuban authorities have detained dozens of dissidents over the weekend including around 70 members of the Ladies in White group. The women were

The Cuban authorities have detained dozens of dissidents over the weekend including around 70 members of the Ladies in White group. The women were

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Brazil grants visa to Cuban dissident

Brazil has granted a tourist visa to a leading Cuban dissident, just days before President Dilma Roussef visits the communist island.    That puts

Brazil has granted a tourist visa to a leading Cuban dissident, just days before President Dilma Roussef visits the communist island.    That puts

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Cuba's Castro approves prisoner amnesty

Cuban President Raul Castro granted an amnesty to nearly 3,000 prisoners on Saturday but an American convicted of spying is not on the list. Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro granted an amnesty to nearly 3,000 prisoners on Saturday but an American convicted of spying is not on the list. Castro