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#Cuba

# cuba - Sunday 7 August, 2022

17 missing and 121 injured after lighting strike causes fire at Cuban oil depot
# Matanzas
# Matanzas

17 missing and 121 injured after lighting strike causes fire at Cuban oil depot

Sun 11:57 AM 6,945 Views 3 Comments

Cuban authorities said an unidentified body had been found late last night.

# cuba - Saturday 6 August, 2022

Fire at Cuba fuel depot leaves 67 injured
# Cuba Fire
# Cuba Fire

Fire at Cuba fuel depot leaves 67 injured

Sat 5:48 PM 8,171 Views 0 Comments

The official newspaper Granma attributed the fire to an “electric discharge” that struck a tank at the depot outside the city of Matanzas.

# cuba - Saturday 31 July, 2021

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?

Jul 31st 2021, 8:45 AM 8,672 Views 11 Comments

Ruaridh Nicoll, a journalist based in Havana, joins us for this week’s episode.

# cuba - Friday 16 July, 2021

Turkey and the UAE among 34 countries removed from hotel quarantine list
# Mhq
# Mhq

Turkey and the UAE among 34 countries removed from hotel quarantine list

Jul 16th 2021, 11:36 PM 49,006 Views 15 Comments

Cuba will be added to the list from 4am on Tuesday.

# cuba - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Cuba lifts customs restrictions on food and medicine after unprecedented protests
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuba lifts customs restrictions on food and medicine after unprecedented protests

Jul 15th 2021, 7:14 AM 13,584 Views 4 Comments

The change will be in effect until the end of the year.

# cuba - Monday 12 July, 2021

Cuba blames US for unprecedented anti-government protests
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuba blames US for unprecedented anti-government protests

Jul 12th 2021, 8:27 PM 10,733 Views 24 Comments

The protests began on the weekend with large numbers taking to the streets on Sunday.

Thousands take to the streets in Havana to protest food shortages and rising prices
# Cuba
# Cuba

Thousands take to the streets in Havana to protest food shortages and rising prices

Jul 12th 2021, 7:23 AM 15,999 Views 16 Comments

Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades.

# cuba - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Tropical Storm Elsa takes aim at Florida after passing Cuba
# Miami
# Miami

Tropical Storm Elsa takes aim at Florida after passing Cuba

Jul 6th 2021, 12:50 PM 7,835 Views 3 Comments

The state is in danger of life-threatening storm surges, flooding and isolated tornadoes.

# cuba - Sunday 6 December, 2020

US report claims 'directed' radio frequency is causing mystery illness among its diplomats in Cuba
# Havana Syndrome
# Havana Syndrome

US report claims 'directed' radio frequency is causing mystery illness among its diplomats in Cuba

Dec 6th 2020, 7:47 AM 26,364 Views 24 Comments

US and Canadian officials began reporting the mystery illness in 2016.

# cuba - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Tremors felt as far as US mainland after major 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Caribbean
# Cuba
# Cuba

Tremors felt as far as US mainland after major 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Caribbean

Jan 29th 2020, 9:21 AM 15,574 Views 6 Comments

An initial tsunami warning following the earthquake was lifted.

# cuba - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Scans on US diplomats posted in Cuba show 'something happened' to their brains
# Mystery
# Mystery

Scans on US diplomats posted in Cuba show 'something happened' to their brains

Jul 24th 2019, 9:41 AM 27,934 Views 45 Comments

Cuba has rejected the results of a study by the University of Pennsylvania.

# cuba - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says
# Marriage
# Marriage

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

Dec 19th 2018, 7:36 AM 15,975 Views 24 Comments

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.

# cuba - Thursday 7 June, 2018

US evacuates staff from China over fears of mysterious 'sonic induced' brain trauma illness
# Sonic Attack
# Sonic Attack

US evacuates staff from China over fears of mysterious 'sonic induced' brain trauma illness

Jun 7th 2018, 8:10 AM 14,732 Views 16 Comments

The department said yesterday that “a number of individuals” were sent to the United States for further evaluation.

# cuba - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Cuba plane crash black box found 'in good condition'
# Havana
# Havana

Cuba plane crash black box found 'in good condition'

May 20th 2018, 10:55 AM 7,533 Views 1 Comment

An audit is to be carried out on the Mexican company that leased the aircraft involved in the crash.

# cuba - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, former pilot alleges
# Havana
# Havana

Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, former pilot alleges

May 19th 2018, 6:39 PM 13,632 Views 11 Comments

The leased passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing over 100 people.

Three women in critical condition and over 100 dead in Cuba plane crash
# Havana
# Havana

Three women in critical condition and over 100 dead in Cuba plane crash

May 19th 2018, 6:58 AM 12,057 Views 1 Comment

The three women, who were pulled from the wreckage, are the only survivors of yesterday’s plane crash.

# cuba - Friday 18 May, 2018

Many feared dead after Cuban airliner carrying 104 passengers crashes
# Cuba
# Cuba

Many feared dead after Cuban airliner carrying 104 passengers crashes

May 18th 2018, 8:10 PM 56,587 Views 28 Comments

A military officer old reporters that there appears to have been only three survivors, who remain in critical condition.

# cuba - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president

Apr 19th 2018, 11:40 AM 5,623 Views 31 Comments

Diaz-Canel will become Cuba’s first leader in 60 years who is not named Castro.

# cuba - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week
# Cast Out
# Cast Out

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week

Apr 17th 2018, 7:06 AM 11,631 Views 22 Comments

It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.

# cuba - Sunday 18 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 18th 2018, 12:00 PM 14,320 Views 23 Comments

“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
# Cuba
# Cuba

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

Mar 17th 2018, 7:30 AM 11,396 Views 12 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Dec 6th 2017, 10:30 PM 27,204 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Jim Fitzpatrick
# Jim Fitzpatrick

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

Oct 9th 2017, 6:00 PM 26,374 Views 128 Comments

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
# Cuban Outrage
# Cuban Outrage

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

Oct 9th 2017, 8:42 AM 72,290 Views 267 Comments

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
# Stamp
# Stamp

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

Oct 6th 2017, 5:03 PM 19,463 Views 195 Comments

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
# Expelled
# Expelled

US expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious attacks on embassy staff

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:33 PM 8,346 Views 13 Comments

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'
# American Embassy
# American Embassy

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

Sep 29th 2017, 7:16 PM 11,091 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Hurricane Irma
# Hurricane Irma

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

Sep 10th 2017, 7:40 PM 47,702 Views 29 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 3 as it heads for Florida

Sep 9th 2017, 5:30 PM 48,418 Views 35 Comments

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
# Cuba
# Cuba

Dolphins airlifted to safety by helicopter in advance of Hurricane Irma

Sep 8th 2017, 10:34 PM 17,804 Views 15 Comments

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
# Hearing Loss
# Hearing Loss

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

Aug 25th 2017, 1:26 PM 29,211 Views 46 Comments

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
# Covert Device
# Covert Device

Investigation after US diplomats suffer mystery hearing loss in Cuba

Aug 10th 2017, 7:29 AM 20,021 Views 19 Comments

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
# Rewind
# Rewind

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

Jun 16th 2017, 8:21 PM 18,250 Views 54 Comments

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
# Protest
# Protest

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

Jun 3rd 2017, 6:00 PM 35,613 Views 11 Comments

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
# Cuba
# Cuba

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

Apr 12th 2017, 2:52 PM 395 Views 0 Comments

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

# cuba - Thursday 2 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 5:51 PM 5,510 Views 1 Comment

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
# Cast Away
# Cast Away

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

Feb 7th 2017, 11:12 PM 29,444 Views 48 Comments

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
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

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

Jan 16th 2017, 9:58 PM 19,024 Views 23 Comments

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
# Yo Ho Ho
# Yo Ho Ho

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

Dec 15th 2016, 10:38 PM 24,434 Views 56 Comments

That would give the Czechs enough rum for 100 years.

# cuba - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba
# Get Talking
# Get Talking

Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba

Dec 10th 2016, 7:10 AM 6,934 Views 30 Comments

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

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