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Cuba: Caribbean country
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The area of the Republic of Cuba is 110,860 square kilometers (42,800 sq mi). The island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 105,006 square kilometers (40,543 sq mi), and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants.

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Bolivia's Evo Morales heads to Cuba for medical treatment

Ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales has left Argentina, where he fled in November as a political exile, for Cuba for a medical procedure, his spokesman said on Monday.
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Spain's Melia says CEO banned from U.S. over hotels in Cuba

The Spanish hotel chain Melia said on Wednesday its chief executive officer had been banned from entering the United States over the company's operations in Cuba, marking an escalation of U.S...
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Caribbean Hit by Giant 7.7 Earthquake in the Middle of Jamaica and Cuba [Video]Caribbean Hit by Giant 7.7 Earthquake in the Middle of Jamaica and Cuba

The huge tremor has been reported by the U.S. Geological Survey The USGS adds that parts of Jamaica experienced severe shaking.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Major quake shakes Miami, the Caribbean [Video]Major quake shakes Miami, the Caribbean

A major earthquake struck south of Cuba on Tuesday, sending shockwaves as far as Miami and sparking panic in the Cayman Islands where it ripped open sinkholes, but did not do serious damage to people..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

7.7 Magnitude Quake Hits Florida, Caribbean Islands [Video]7.7 Magnitude Quake Hits Florida, Caribbean Islands

Reuters reports a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the western Caribbean on Tuesday. The quake triggered evacuations as buildings shook across the Cayman Islands, in Jamaica, and in downtown..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Earthquake rattles Grand Cayman residents [Video]Earthquake rattles Grand Cayman residents

Amateur video shows Cayman residents reacting to a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck in the sea south of Cuba on Tuesday, and shook Grand Cayman.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

 

'Did a plane hit?' Big quake shakes Miami and Caribbean, damage minor

A major earthquake struck south of Cuba on Tuesday, sending shockwaves as far as Miami and sparking panic in the Cayman Islands where it ripped open sinkholes, but did not do serious damage to people..
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Caribbean earthquake of 7.7 triggers tsunami warnings

The 7.7-magnitude quake hit between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, prompting tsunami alerts.
BBC News - Published

Cuba says Trump administration pressured Bolivia to worsen ties

A day after Bolivia suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba, Havana accused its interim government of having sought to sabotage bilateral ties ever since it took power last year, partly under pressure..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia suspends diplomatic relations with Cuba after spat over medical program

Bolivia has suspended its diplomatic relations with Cuba, the foreign ministry of Bolivia's interim government said on Friday, marking a stark change in foreign relations sparked by a dispute over..
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Cuban tourism sector braces for further drop in U.S. visitors

In the colonial Cuban city of Trinidad, handicrafts shop owner Lourdes Milan says she has already slashed prices due to the drop in U.S. visitors following Washington's tightening of sanctions and..
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Cuba wants nine years in prison for leading dissident Ferrer

Cuban prosecutors are asking for a nine-year prison sentence for one of the country's top opposition leaders Jose Daniel Ferrer on charges of assault, his wife Nelva Ortega said.
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Can 'Made in Africa' cigars compete with Cuba?

While drinking in a nightclub in Mozambique in 2015, Kamal Moukheiber had an idea: a luxury cigar made not in Cuba, but in southern Africa.
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U.S. seeks to squeeze Cuba by further curbing flights to island

The United States is curbing public charter flights to Cuba in a further effort to squeeze the Cuban government's income, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, prompting an outcry from officials in..
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U.S. limits public charter flights to Cuba: statement

The United States is limiting the number of flights to Cuba except for those to Jose Marti International Airport in an effort to restrict Havana's revenue, the U.S. State Department said in a statement..
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U.S. slaps sanctions on Cuba defense minister over support for Venezuela's Maduro

The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on Cuba's defense minister, accusing him of human rights violations and supporting socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Secretary of State Mike..
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Cuba's Santeria priests offer some solace as country faces another tough year

Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion offered some solace on Thursday to worshippers facing another year of relentless U.S. sanctions, government austerity measures and shortages on the..
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Cuba names Manuel Marrero Cruz as first prime minister since 1976

Tourism minister Manuel Marrero Cruz is Cuba's first prime minister since Fidel Castro in 1976.
BBC News - Published

Cuba names prime minister in move to lighten presidential load

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named tourism minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country’s first prime minister in decades, under a new constitution that seeks to decentralize former..
Reuters - Published

How Cuba’s digital revolutionaries are fighting for change

A year after Cuba’s government allowed 3G on the island, we follow three activists using the internet to drive rapid change.
BBC News - Published

Cuba says it is prepared if U.S. chooses to sever diplomatic ties

Cuba's Communist government is prepared if the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump decides to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat..
Reuters - Published

'Havana syndrome' U.S. diplomats get benefits in spending bill

U.S. diplomats who mysteriously fell ill in Cuba and China would get long-term emergency health and other benefits under a $1.4 trillion spending bill lawmakers unveiled on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Cuba braced for United States to sever diplomatic relations: diplomat

Cuba's Communist government is braced for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat said on..
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Dissidents say Cuba put them under house arrest on Human Rights Day

Opposition activists and independent journalists in Communist-run Cuba said state security and police stopped them from leaving their homes on Tuesday to prevent them marking or reporting on..
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How Camila Cabello reinvented herself

A Cuban immigrant beset by crippling shyness and two left feet has become one of pop's biggest stars.
BBC News - Published

U.S. blacklists six oil tankers in new Venezuela-related sanctions

The Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted six oil tankers involved in the shipment of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, the latest in a series of sanctions aimed at pressuring Havana to abandon its support..
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Pompeo says U.S. will help prevent Latin American protests becoming riots

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Cuba and Venezuela of attempting to hijack democratic protests in Latin America, vowing that Washington would support countries trying to prevent..
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EU parliament condemns Cuba's detention of top dissident

The European parliament joined the United States on Thursday in condemning Cuba's detention and reported mistreatment of leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, whom the Communist government in Havana..
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Bolivia reforges U.S. ties as political alliances redrawn

Bolivia's interim government has named an ambassador to the United States for the first time in over a decade, amid a redrawing of the South American nation's international ties that has seen..
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Cuba ups pressure on U.S. embassy in Havana

Cuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday charged the United States with violating the historic 2015 agreement reestablishing diplomatic relations after decades by interfering in the country’s internal..
Reuters - Published

U.S. blacklists Cuban firm tied to Venezuela sanctions evasion

The Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted a Cuban company it accused of helping a Cuban state-run oil firm evade Venezuela-related sanctions, the latest in a series of actions targeting Havana..
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Cuba acknowledges 'vestiges' of racism, launches program to fight it

Cuba's government has launched a program to combat racism, acknowledging that a problem that Fidel Castro tried to eliminate after the 1959 leftist revolution remains unresolved.
Reuters - Published

U.S. slaps travel sanctions on second senior Cuban official

The Trump administration on Saturday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on a second high-level Cuban official as it increased pressure on its old Cold War foe and Havana's ongoing support of Venezuela's..
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes travel ban on Cuba's interior minister over rights violations in Venezuela

The U.S. State Department on Saturday said it was imposing a travel ban on Cuban Interior Minister Julio Cesar Gandarilla Bermejo and his children, citing the minister's involvement in what it called..
Reuters - Published

Cuba cries foul as doctors head home from Bolivia

The first of around 700 Cuban doctors were scheduled to fly home from strife-torn Bolivia on Saturday as officials railed against what they charged was slander and mistreatment by Bolivia's..
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In pictures: Havana celebrates 500 years of foundation

As Cuba's capital celebrates 500 years, we explore the history behind some of its famous buildings.
BBC News - Published

Bolivia kicks out Cubans, Venezuelans for allegedly fueling unrest

Bolivia's interim government said it had asked Venezuelan and Cuban officials to leave the country, including scores of Cuban doctors, accusing them of instigating unrest in the wake of the resignation..
Reuters - Published

'Viva Felipe!': Communist-run Cuba welcomes Spanish king

With cries of "Viva Felipe!" and "Viva Espana!" Cubans greeted King Felipe in Old Havana, the first state visit ever by a Spanish monarch to Cuba, Spain's former colony turned Communist-run nation.
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Spain's king starts historic trip to Communist-run Cuba

Spain's King Felipe will kick off the first ever state visit by a Spanish monarch to Cuba on Tuesday by laying flowers at the monument in Havana to Jose Marti, a symbol of the former colony's struggle..
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First Spanish royal visit crowns Havana's 500th party

Cuba is in party mode this week, despite tough economic times worsened by tighter U.S. sanctions, as it prepares for its first state visit by a Spanish king, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the..
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Brazil for first time votes against U.N. call for end to U.S. embargo on Cuba

Brazil voted for the first time with the United States on Thursday against an annual United Nations resolution condemning and calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo on communist-run Cuba,..
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Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo

Brazil is expected to vote for the first time against an annual U.N. resolution on Thursday condemning the U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba, two people in the Brazilian government told..
Reuters - Published

How Cuban art fed Africa's liberation struggles

The Cold War propaganda posters which shows the support Fidel Castro gave to those fighting imperialism.
BBC News - Published

Cuba lashes Trump, issues rallying cry to fight imperialism

Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro, President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro signaled on Sunday punishing U.S. sanctions would only stiffen their resolve to stick..
Reuters - Published

U.S. bars airline flights to all Cuban airports except Havana from December 10

The U.S. government said on Friday it would bar U.S. airlines from flying to all destinations in Cuba besides Havana starting on Dec. 10 as the Trump administration boosts pressure on the Cuban..
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