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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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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..
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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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Videos for Cuba


US To Make It Even Harder To Visit Cuba [Video]US To Make It Even Harder To Visit Cuba

CNN reports that starting on Tuesday, it's going to get even more difficult for US citizens to visit Cuba. That's when a Trump administration mandate to US airlines to cut flights to nine destinations..

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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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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 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..
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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..
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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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Bolivia's Morales visits Cuba for medical appointment

Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales is in Cuba for a medical check-up, a former official from his government said on Friday, after the ousted leader sought asylum in Mexico.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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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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..
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'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..
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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..
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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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U.S. hits Cuba with new sanctions over human rights, Venezuela

The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela's government, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday.
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Spain confirms king to make historic trip to Havana in November

Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia will visit Cuba in November for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell confirmed on Wednesday..
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Cuba reshuffles to improve governance, old guard removed from council of state

Cuba started implementing a government reshuffle aimed at improving governance on Thursday, naming Miguel Diaz-Canel to the new position of president of the Republic and removing the last of the..
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Tougher U.S. sanctions make Cuba ever more difficult for Western firms

Tougher U.S. sanctions against Cuba have led international banks to avoid transactions involving the island, while prospective overseas investors put plans on hold and foreign firms operating in the..
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Exclusive: As Trump grows frustrated on Venezuela, U.S. to 'squeeze' Cuba, scrutinize Russia

The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and is taking a "closer look" at Russia's role in helping him remain in power, the..
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Amnesty calls for release of leading Cuban dissident

Amnesty International on Tuesday demanded the Cuban government explain the charges against the head of the country's largest opposition group, whom Havana arrested a week ago, or release him from jail.
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Russia's Medvedev slams U.S. for Cuba embargo during Havana trip

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lambasted the Trump administration on Thursday for trying to create a "toxic atmosphere" around Cuba, during a two-day trip to the island demonstrating Russia's..
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Russia's Medvedev visits Cuba in show of support amid U.S. hostility

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev kicked off an official two-day visit to Cuba on Thursday in a strong show of Russia's support for the communist-run island as it faces escalating pressure from..
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U.S. denies Cuba health minister visa to attend health meeting in Washington

Cuba said on Monday the Trump administration denied its health minister a visa to attend a Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) meeting in Washington and accused the United States of repeatedly..
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Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

A Florida resident is suing Amazon for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the..
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U.S. issues travel ban for Cuba's Castro over human rights accusations, support for Venezuela's Maduro

The Trump administration on Thursday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on Cuban Communist Party chief Raul Castro over his support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, and involvement in..
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U.S. sanctions Cuba's Castro for supporting Venezuela's Maduro, human rights violations

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Cuba's Raul Castro, along with his children, as it continues to pressure its long-time foe for supporting the government of Nicolas Maduro in..
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Venezuela defends Cuba ties after Trump calls Maduro 'Cuban puppet'

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Tuesday said his country would continue working with Cuba, after U.S. President Donald Trump called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a “Cuban puppet”..
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Honduras, Cuba to sign deal on deporting some Cuban migrants: Honduran president

Honduras will sign an agreement with Cuba to deport Cubans who arrive in the Central American country illegally en route to the United States, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Sunday.
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U.S. expels two of Cuba's U.N. diplomats, citing 'influence operations'

The Trump administration on Thursday ordered the expulsion from the United States of two members of Cuba's delegation to the United Nations and restricted travel of the remaining mission members to..
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U.S. seeking to make Cubans seek asylum in Honduras: minister

Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Tuesday that negotiations with the United States could make Cuban migrants passing through the Central American country seek refuge there.
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Rights groups denounce Cuba's arrest of independent journalist, activists denounce harassment

International rights groups this week denounced Communist-run Cuba's arrest of dissident journalist Roberto Quinones after what they say was a sham trial, while local opposition activists complained of..
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Twitter restores some blocked Cuban official accounts

Twitter Inc has restored some of the accounts of Cuban state-run media, journalists and government officials it had blocked on Wednesday, although others like that of Communist Party leader Raul Castro..
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Twitter blocks accounts of Raul Castro and Cuban state-run media

U.S. social media firm Twitter Inc has blocked the accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba's top state-run media outlets, a move the Cuban Union of..
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