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# cuba - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Cuba's wannabe YouTube stars walk 3km to upload their videos

“We don’t seek to be known as Cuban YouTubers just because it’s complicated for us or because we live in a communist island.”

# cuba - Saturday 17 March, 2018

As Castro steps down, challenges await Cuba's new leader

On Sunday, Cubans went to the polls to ratify a new National Assembly, who will choose the future president.

# cuba - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Cuba 'sonic attack' claims: Doctors treating US embassy staff find brain abnormalities in patients

The finding is also one of several factors fueling growing scepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved.

# cuba - Monday 9 October, 2017

Irish Che Guevara artist: 'Criticism is to be expected from the usual quarters'

The artist who created the iconic Che Guevara print says he’s “immensely proud” of his artwork, and says many misunderstand the Cuban revolutionary.

Some Cubans are outraged with Ireland's 'offensive' Che Guevara stamp

The 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolutionary’s death has been honoured with a commemorative stamp today.

# cuba - Friday 6 October, 2017

An Post marks Che Guevara's 50th anniversary with new commemorative stamp

The stamp will feature the famous artwork of Guevara by Irish artist Jim Fitzpartrick

# cuba - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

US expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious attacks on embassy staff

Those affected have exhibited physical symptoms including ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headaches and difficulty sleeping.

# cuba - Friday 29 September, 2017

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

# cuba - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Hurricane latest: Irma downgraded to Category 3 hurricane, but forecasters say it remains 'powerful'

One person has died, bringing the total number killed across the Caribbean and the US to 23

# cuba - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 3 as it heads for Florida

A total of 6.3 million people have been ordered to evacuate the southern US State.

# cuba - Friday 8 September, 2017

Dolphins airlifted to safety by helicopter in advance of Hurricane Irma

The six male dolphins were placed on foam mattresses and flown to the southwestern side of Cuba to avoid the storm landfall.

# cuba - Friday 25 August, 2017

16 US employees hurt in 'unprecedented acoustic attack' in Cuba

Some of the staff are believed to have experienced hearing loss.

# cuba - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Investigation after US diplomats suffer mystery hearing loss in Cuba

After an investigation, US authorities attributed the hearing loss to a covert sonic device.

# cuba - Friday 16 June, 2017

Donald Trump says he's ending Obama's 'one-sided deal' with Cuba

Of course, that’s not the whole truth – in reality he’s restricting travel and trading with Cuba.

# cuba - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'Los Frikis': The Cuban punks who deliberately infected themselves with HIV

One of the men, Gerson Govea, talks about his experiences.

# cuba - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms

But don’t expect anything to happen quickly in the Caribbean nation.

# cuba - Thursday 2 March, 2017

From The42 Baseball star admits eating fake passport as he was smuggled into the US Hungry For Success

Baseball star admits eating fake passport as he was smuggled into the US

Jose Abreu was the subject of an intense bidding war in the MLB in 2013.

# cuba - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Pictures: A Cuban migrant boat has washed up on a beach in Sligo

It’s the first time a vessel like this has been recorded washing ashore in Europe.

# cuba - Monday 16 January, 2017

Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman

The nationality of the ten inmates are unconfirmed.

# cuba - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Cuba has offered to pay its €265 million debt to the Czech Republic - in rum

That would give the Czechs enough rum for 100 years.

# cuba - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan briefed his Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday about improving links between the two countries.

# cuba - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara

Castro’s ashes will be laid to rest in a final ceremony on Sunday.

# cuba - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up

Ireland’s ambassador to Mexico Sonja Hyland was in attendance in Havana last night.

# cuba - Monday 28 November, 2016

Poll: Do you think President Higgins' tribute to Fidel Castro was appropriate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think President Higgins' tribute to Fidel Castro was appropriate?

The president has come in for criticism over his statement on the death of the former Cuban leader.

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

# cuba - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'

The footballing great built a friendship with the former Cuban leader.

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro

The death of the former Cuban leader has sparked a mixed response.

# cuba - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90 RIP

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90

The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.

# cuba - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

From The42 Yoel Romero receives suspension for post-fight celebration at UFC 205 Cuba Libre

Yoel Romero receives suspension for post-fight celebration at UFC 205

The NYSAC have punished the middleweight title contender for jumping out of the octagon at MSG.

# cuba - Thursday 1 September, 2016

From The42 Cuban doper told to return Olympic medal but it looks like it's been sold on eBay Money Spinner

Cuban doper told to return Olympic medal but it looks like it's been sold on eBay

Yarelys Barrios won silver in Beijing but has tested positive for a banned substance following a retroactive drug test.

# cuba - Saturday 20 August, 2016

An Irish film about Cuban drag queens helped these filmmakers find their voice

The film was shortlisted as Ireland’s pick to be considered for a foreign language Oscar.

# cuba - Saturday 13 August, 2016

600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today

The ‘father of the Cuban Revolution’ has recently re-emerged into the public eye after a decade in the shadows.

# cuba - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Donald Trump claims his rival's father helped the man who assassinated JFK

Trump repeated a tabloid claim that Rafael Cruz handed out leaflets with Lee Harvey Oswald

# cuba - Monday 2 May, 2016

PHOTOS: US cruise ship arrives in Cuba for the first time in 40 years

The Adonia crossed the Florida Straits overnight – 53 years after they were blocked during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

# cuba - Friday 8 April, 2016

Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nearly a year

The revolutionary icon criticised Barack Obama’s recent visit.

# cuba - Monday 28 March, 2016

Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama

Obama last week became the first US president to visit Castro’s Cuba since the communist leader came to power in 1959.

Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone.

# cuba - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference

A joint-appearance by the leaders of both states didn’t always go smoothly.

# cuba - Monday 21 March, 2016

Barack Obama becomes first US president to visit Cuba in nearly 90 years Let's Be Friends This post contains images

Barack Obama becomes first US president to visit Cuba in nearly 90 years

US President Barack Obama met with President Raúl Castro in Havana today.

# cuba - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba

It’s the first time a US president has visited the Communist country in almost 90 years.

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