Castro quits as Communist Party head
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:39:46 GMT
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has confirmed his exit from the leadership of the Communist Party, handing power to his brother Raul.

Castro announces political term limits
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:32:09 GMT
Cuban President Raul Castro has proposed a series of reforms including term limits for politicians and economic changes during a Communist Party summit.

Exile in Spain begins for 37 Cubans
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:14:06 GMT
A total of 37 Cuban political prisoners have arrived in Madrid after the Spanish government accepted to take in a number of dissidents from the Latin American state.

Che's motorcycle companion dies
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 03:41:28 GMT
The motorcycle companion of revolutionary icon Ernesto Che Guevara, Alberto Granado, has passed away at the age of 88 in Cuba.

Castro: US after Libya's oil
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 18:08:17 GMT
The Cuban Revolution leader, Fidel Castro, has described a potential NATO intervention in Libya as US-led operation aiming to invade and take control of the country's oil.

US aid contractor tried in Cuba
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 10:28:05 GMT
An American aid contractor who worked in a US program aimed at undermining Cuba's government has gone on trial in the capital Havana, accused of crimes against the state.

Cuba to release and exile 7 dissidents
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:29:02 GMT
The Cuban authorities have agreed to release seven more dissidents from the country's prisons and send them into exile in Spain, along with their families.

'Obama fooled by US media, Cuba exiles'
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 23:11:10 GMT
Cuban officials have accused US President Barack Obama of supporting dissidents on the island and say he is being manipulated by Cuban-American exiles, uninformed advisors, and biased US media outlets.

US man faces 20 years in prison in Cuba
Sat, 05 Feb 2011 03:30:07 GMT
Cuban prosecutors say they are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for US contractor Alan Gross, who was arrested in Havana on espionage charges.

Cuba halts mail deliveries to US
Sat, 22 Jan 2011 19:25:02 GMT
Cuban state postal service Correos de Cuba has halted all mail deliveries to the US “until further notice” following Washington's new security measures.

Cuba says US rule changes not enough
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:32:50 GMT
The US decision to ease restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba has not made any major changes in US policy towards the island, Havana says.

Cuba announces more cabinet changes
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 07:03:12 GMT
Following last year's major cabinet overhaul, the Cuban government has newly announced the replacement of construction and telecommunications ministers.

Castro bashes NATO 'military mafia'
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:22:56 GMT
Cuba's Fidel Castro has called NATO a "military mafia" involved in a "genocidal" war in Afghanistan, as the alliance vows to keep troops there beyond a 2014 deadline.

Castro: US credibility diminishing
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:47:59 GMT
Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro has lashed out at the US President Barack Obama for giving out permanent seats of the United Nations Security Council.

In Cuba, Chavez meets Castro
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:26:20 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has travelled to Havana to mark the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Cuba-Venezuela Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement.

Cuba plane crash claims 68 lives
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 06:08:58 GMT
An airliner flying on the route from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to Havana has crashed in central Cuba killing all the 68 people on board.

Catholics open new seminary in Cuba
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:21:43 GMT
Cuba's president has inaugurated the first religious building in the communist country, signaling a turn in the island nation's relations with the Catholic Church.

Cuba to free 3 more inmates into exile
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 03:21:06 GMT
The Cuban authorities are set to release three more dissidents from the country's prisons who have accepted exile in Spain in return for leaving their homeland.

'Cubans victims of US state terrorism'
Thu, 07 Oct 2010 08:03:42 GMT
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to stop vacillating in its fight against terrorism, as Washington protects terrorists involved in the death of dozens of Cubans.

Cuba to release dissidents into exile
Mon, 04 Oct 2010 06:54:42 GMT
Cuban authorities have approached a number of political prisoners in the country's jails and offered them freedom in return for leaving their homeland.

Cuba to fire one million state workers
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 04:20:06 GMT
Cuba has announced plans to lay off at least one million state employees as part of a move to revive the country's struggling economy.

Fidel says econ remark 'misinterpreted'
Sat, 11 Sep 2010 17:50:27 GMT
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro says his remarks about the failure of the Cuban economic model have been "misinterpreted" by the media.

Castro loses faith in economic model
Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:59:03 GMT
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has acknowledged weak spots in the communist economic model of his Latin American country.

'Expect nuclear war if US attacks Iran'
Sat, 04 Sep 2010 02:18:20 GMT
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in his first open-air rally since a near-death illness four years ago, has warned about the threat of a nuclear war if the United States or Israel attack Iran.

Fidel says illness almost killed him
Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:55:25 GMT
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has spoken of his illness, which forced him to leave power, for the first time, saying he "was at death's door."

Bin Laden is a CIA agent, Castro says
Sat, 28 Aug 2010 01:49:26 GMT
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is a US agent used by former US President George W. Bush to scare the world.

I am still a revolutionary, Castro says
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 21:18:47 GMT
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has celebrated his 84th birthday in style, saying he will remain faithful to his ideas about revolution.

Castro warns of 'nuclear holocaust'
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 01:36:38 GMT
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has delivered a speech to the country's parliament to warn against US threats against Iran and the danger of a global nuclear war.

Cuba slams inclusion on US blacklist
Fri, 06 Aug 2010 01:14:41 GMT
Cuba has condemned the inclusion of the island on a US blacklist, calling on Washington to "immediately" remove it from the list of states sponsoring terrorism.

Cuba to cut state control in economy
Mon, 02 Aug 2010 13:59:00 GMT
Cuban President Raul Castro says his government intends to "update the Cuban economic model" by promoting business privatization and further reducing state control.

Castro memoirs to come out in August
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 07:16:56 GMT
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro says he will recount the story of how he came to power in his memoirs to be released in August.

Fidel makes rare public appearance
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:09:35 GMT
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has made his first appearance in public outside Havana, ever since he retired from public life in 2006.

Cuba begins releasing dissidents
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 08:04:38 GMT
Cuba has begun releasing a group of political prisoners, journalists and activists, as part of a Vatican-brokered deal to free 52 of them.

Cuba set to free 52 political prisoners
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 10:04:35 GMT
Responding to international calls, Cuba has agreed to free 52 of its political prisoners in what is believed to be the largest release of captive dissidents in the country in decades.

'Israeli attack was Nazi fascist fury'
Thu, 03 Jun 2010 00:34:54 GMT
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has condemned Israel's attack on the Freedom Flotilla as "Nazi fascist fury."

Cuba challenges US over embargo
Sun, 25 Apr 2010 20:20:16 GMT
Cuba has challenged US to lift its embargo "even for a year", after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton charged that Cuban leaders benefit from the restriction.

Cuba ready to talk to US under equal terms
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:01:24 GMT
Cuba insists that the Island is quite prepared to open talks on "all" subjects with the United States under "equal" terms, Brazil's official Estado News Agency reports.

Lula sees Castro 'exceptionally' healthy
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:13:32 GMT
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro looks "exceptionally well" after years of ailment.

Cuban dissident dies on hunger strike
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:03:35 GMT
Well-known Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo has died in a Havana hospital after 85 days of a hunger strike, medical sources say.

Cuba says US is trying to destabilize it
Sun, 21 Feb 2010 06:03:52 GMT
Cuba has once again accused the United States of trying to destabilize the country after high-ranking US officials met Cuban dissidents.

Top US envoy heads to Cuba for migration talks
Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:34:20 GMT
The United States has sent a high-ranking envoy to Cuba to promote talks with the Island on the betterment of ties regarding migration issues.

Fidel blames West imperialism for Haitian poverty
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 12:27:11 GMT
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has strongly criticized the West for its 'abusive' economic approach that has brought about 'shame' in Haiti.

Cuba protests US screening of passengers
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 02:44:59 GMT
Cuba has summoned the top US diplomat on the island to protest the screening of passengers of 14 countries, including Cuba, entering or leaving the United States.

'Obama foiled Copenhagen climate summit'
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 03:26:58 GMT
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has criticized US President Barack Obama for helping to 'thwart' efforts meant to reach a legally binding climate change deal.

Castro accuses US of plotting against Cuba
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:04:10 GMT
Cuban President Raul Castro has accused the US of continuing hostile policies against his government through distribution of illegal satellite equipment.

Cuba arrests US citizen for subversive activities
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:21:25 GMT
Cuba has arrested a US citizen for handing out cellphones, laptops, and other communications equipment to Cuban dissidents on behalf of the Obama administration.

Castro warns of the empire's new plots
Tue, 15 Dec 2009 03:00:37 GMT
Fidel Castro has criticized the US empire for launching an offensive, this time with the help of a “friendly smile and African-American face.”

Raul Castro condemns 'electoral farce' in Honduras
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:36:54 GMT
Cuban President Raul Castro has condemned the US-supported coup in Honduras and called for the reinstatement of ousted president Manuel Zelaya.

Cuban Five issue statement
Sun, 13 Dec 2009 23:40:55 GMT
A Miami court has reduced the sentences of three of five Cuban nationals convicted of spying and imprisoned in the United States since 1998.

Obama 'cynic' to accept Nobel Prize
Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:46:55 GMT
Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has accused US President Barack Obama of cynicism for his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize in time of the US war in Afghanistan.

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