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Leftist Latin American allies honour Castro in Cuba

International friends and admirers of Fidel Castro were in Havana on Tuesday to pay their last respects to the leader of Cuba’s revolution.

International friends and admirers of Fidel Castro were in Havana on Tuesday to pay their last respects to the leader of Cuba’s revolution.

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Thousands head to Cuba as tourism takes off

If you’re looking for a holiday in the sun – mixed with a unique history and culture, then you might consider going to Cuba.

If you’re looking for a holiday in the sun – mixed with a unique history and culture, then you might consider going to Cuba.

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Fidel Castro turns 90 - the last major communist figure in the West

As Fidel Castro marks his 90th birthday hi is still revered by many in Cuba, the country he remade, but failed to turn into a communist paradise.

As Fidel Castro marks his 90th birthday hi is still revered by many in Cuba, the country he remade, but failed to turn into a communist paradise.

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Gay rights marchers in Cuba celebrate progress

Hundreds of supporters of gay rights in Cuba have marched along the famous Malecon seafront in Havana, to celebrate the advances made in recent

Hundreds of supporters of gay rights in Cuba have marched along the famous Malecon seafront in Havana, to celebrate the advances made in recent

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Cuban Communist party re-elects Raul Castro as leader

No surprises in Cuba, where the Communist party has agreed that Raul Castro should serve a second term as head of the party. The 84-year old has

No surprises in Cuba, where the Communist party has agreed that Raul Castro should serve a second term as head of the party. The 84-year old has

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Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance at Havana school

The former Cuban president Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance. The 89 year old was visiting a school in Havana named after his late

The former Cuban president Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance. The 89 year old was visiting a school in Havana named after his late

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President Barack Obama breaks 88 year gap with visit to Cuba

From the sepia tainted era of President Calvin Coolidge’s arrival in Cuba by warship to the jet powered landing by President Barack Obama – it is a

From the sepia tainted era of President Calvin Coolidge’s arrival in Cuba by warship to the jet powered landing by President Barack Obama – it is a

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Cuban dissidents arrested ahead of Obama's visit

More than 50 dissidents have been arrested just hours before US President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba. Members of the group, the Ladies in

More than 50 dissidents have been arrested just hours before US President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba. Members of the group, the Ladies in

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Obama sends letter on first direct US mail flight to Cuba

They are unlikely pen-pals. But Barack Obama and a Cuban pensioner have exchanged letters, with the US leader responding to the 76-year-old’s

They are unlikely pen-pals. But Barack Obama and a Cuban pensioner have exchanged letters, with the US leader responding to the 76-year-old’s

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US President Barack Obama 'to visit Cuba in coming weeks' - sources

US President Barack Obama is to pay a historic visit to Cuba "in the coming weeks" marking the conclusion of his efforts to restore relations following half a century of tensions between Washington an

US President Barack Obama is to pay a historic visit to Cuba "in the coming weeks" marking the conclusion of his efforts to restore relations following half a century of tensions between Washington an

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Direct flights between US and Cuba to resume after 50 years

Direct airline services between the US and Cuba are to be resumed after more than 50 years. Officials are due to sign an aviation pact in Havana

Direct airline services between the US and Cuba are to be resumed after more than 50 years. Officials are due to sign an aviation pact in Havana

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Cuba: Raul Castro on state visit to Paris

The diplomatic courtship steps up a gear, with Raul Castro in Paris for the first visit to Europe by a Cuban leader for two decades.

The diplomatic courtship steps up a gear, with Raul Castro in Paris for the first visit to Europe by a Cuban leader for two decades.

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Struggling Cuban economy needs more than symbolic diplomatic gestures from the US

The inauguration of a Cuban embassy in Washington drew rival protesters with chant's of "Viva Cuba" competing with "Free Cuba" as experts said much more needs to be done to enact lasting change.

The inauguration of a Cuban embassy in Washington drew rival protesters with chant's of "Viva Cuba" competing with "Free Cuba" as experts said much more needs to be done to enact lasting change.

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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 media publish new photos of Fidel Castro

Photographs of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared in the state media on Monday for the first time since August, showing him interacting with a

Photographs of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared in the state media on Monday for the first time since August, showing him interacting with a

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Colombia violence victims take part in FARC-government talks

A dozen victims of the armed conflict between the Colombian government and left-wing FARC rebels have taken part in peace talks in Havana. It is

A dozen victims of the armed conflict between the Colombian government and left-wing FARC rebels have taken part in peace talks in Havana. It is

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'Heroine of the Cuban Revolution': Melba Hernandez dies aged 92

Melba Hernandez, known as the heroine of the Cuban Revolution, has died aged 92. She was one of two women who helped Fidel Castro launch his

Melba Hernandez, known as the heroine of the Cuban Revolution, has died aged 92. She was one of two women who helped Fidel Castro launch his

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Fidel Castro shows himself after nine months lying low

Just days after his Communist Revolution’s 55th anniversary, former President Fidel Castro has been seen in public, for the first time since last

Just days after his Communist Revolution’s 55th anniversary, former President Fidel Castro has been seen in public, for the first time since last

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Car revolution comes to Cuba - slowly

For half a century Cubans have not been able to indulge in one of the modern world’s great passions, cars. Until now people have had to apply to

For half a century Cubans have not been able to indulge in one of the modern world’s great passions, cars. Until now people have had to apply to

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Cuba's 2014 economic shift still Communist, till further notice

In Cuba today, there’s a hit video game glorifying as heroes the victors of the revolution 55 years ago. The players slip into Fidel Castro’s and Che

In Cuba today, there’s a hit video game glorifying as heroes the victors of the revolution 55 years ago. The players slip into Fidel Castro’s and Che

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Cuba: Raul Castro talks of possible 'advances' in relations with US

Cuba’s President Raul Castro addressed the country’s relations with the United States during his year-end speech in parliament. Castro told

Cuba’s President Raul Castro addressed the country’s relations with the United States during his year-end speech in parliament. Castro told

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Cuba's Castro urges US to boost relations

Cuban president Raul Castro has called on the US to establish civilized relations with his country. The two countries – which have long been

Cuban president Raul Castro has called on the US to establish civilized relations with his country. The two countries – which have long been

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Cuba's 'revolutionary icon' Fidel Castro turns 87

Cuba’s former leader, Fidel Castro has celebrated his 87th birthday. Though the ailing revolutionary icon has kept a low profile since stepping down

Cuba’s former leader, Fidel Castro has celebrated his 87th birthday. Though the ailing revolutionary icon has kept a low profile since stepping down