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After 47 years... the unilateral embargo on Cuba has failed to achieve its stated purpose of 'bringing democracy to the Cuban people'.


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"I really appreciate the solidarity of the United States government and people, but I think that this report is counterproductive," dissident journalist Oscar Espinosa Chepe told foreign news agencies. "I believe Cubans have to be the ones who solve our problems and any interference serves to complicate the situation." ( Since the fall of the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Cuba has been a one-party...


A judge has temporarily overturned a decision by Miami's school board to ban a controversial children's book about Cuba from school libraries.


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Cuba has for the first time attacked the use of Guantanamo Bay as a centre for detaining people the US suspects of links to the Taleban and al-Qaeda.


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Web sites had been put on a U.S. Treasury Department blacklist and, as a consequence, his domain name registrar, eNom, which is based in the United States, had disabled them. Marshall said eNom told him it did so after a call from the Treasury Department; the company says it learned that the sites were on the blacklist through a blog. Either way, there is no dispute that eNom shut down Marshall's sites without notifying him and has...


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The head of the Catholic Church in Cuba says it is in one of its worst crises in recent times and people are openly criticising the socialist system.


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Cuban leader Fidel Castro came close to death in 2006, according to the latest secret US diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks. Mr Castro almost died after suffering a perforated intestine during an internal flight, unnamed sources told US diplomats in Havana.


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US swimmer Diana Nyad has been forced to abandon her attempt to be the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage. Ms Nyad, 61, stopped 29 hours into an expected 60-hour swim.


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In many Latin American countries, traditional names like Jose or Isabel remain popular, but in Cuba anything goes. Parents just love to experiment.


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