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# cuba - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'
# Friends In High Places
From The42
# Friends In High Places

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'

Nov 27th 2016, 7:36 PM 4,864 Views 1 Comment

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

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro
# Cuba
# Cuba

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro

Nov 27th 2016, 7:39 AM 24,511 Views 170 Comments

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
# RIP

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90

Nov 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 78,390 Views 183 Comments

The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.

# cuba - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 6:25 PM 8,128 Views 5 Comments

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

# cuba - Thursday 1 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 1st 2016, 6:16 PM 10,867 Views 3 Comments

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
# Viva
# Viva

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

Aug 20th 2016, 10:00 PM 11,522 Views 14 Comments

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
# Happy Birthday
# Happy Birthday

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

Aug 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 18,688 Views 124 Comments

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
# Conspiracy Theory
# Conspiracy Theory

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

May 3rd 2016, 3:30 PM 24,156 Views 55 Comments

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
# Havana Ball
# Havana Ball

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

May 2nd 2016, 5:09 PM 19,481 Views 41 Comments

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
# There He Is
# There He Is

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

Apr 8th 2016, 8:00 AM 18,895 Views 26 Comments

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
# Thanks For Nothing Barack
# Thanks For Nothing Barack

Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama

Mar 28th 2016, 6:49 PM 53,774 Views 45 Comments

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?
# The Revolution
# The Revolution

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

Mar 28th 2016, 8:30 AM 25,639 Views 118 Comments

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
# Awkward
# Awkward

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

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:10 AM 12,804 Views 21 Comments

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
# Let's Be Friends

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

Mar 21st 2016, 10:50 PM 12,524 Views 40 Comments

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
# Cold War Foes
# Cold War Foes

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

Mar 20th 2016, 6:52 PM 11,561 Views 24 Comments

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

# cuba - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month
# Investigation
# Investigation

Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month

Mar 19th 2016, 6:00 PM 60,447 Views 69 Comments

Fergal Browne explores the two sides of the Revolution’s biggest talking point.

# cuba - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Barack Obama has confirmed he'll visit Cuba next month
# Havana Breakthrough
# Havana Breakthrough

Barack Obama has confirmed he'll visit Cuba next month

Feb 18th 2016, 3:12 PM 8,837 Views 41 Comments

Obama’s visit to Cuba will be the first by a sitting US president since the island’s 1959 revolution.

# cuba - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

53 years after the infamous missile crisis, you can now finally fly to Cuba from the US
# Havana Nights
# Havana Nights

53 years after the infamous missile crisis, you can now finally fly to Cuba from the US

Feb 16th 2016, 10:04 PM 17,108 Views 26 Comments

The two nations have struck a deal allowing 110 daily flights after they formally restored diplomatic relations last July.

# cuba - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Mike Tyson wanted to know what this ‘white mother**ker’ was doing in his house
# Long Read
From The42
# Long Read

Mike Tyson wanted to know what this ‘white mother**ker’ was doing in his house

Aug 16th 2015, 10:00 AM 53,115 Views 25 Comments

Brin-Jonathan Butler chats to The42 about his new book, meeting ‘Iron Mike’ and hooking up with Fidel Castro’s granddaughter.

# cuba - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission
# Historic
# Historic

Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

Jul 1st 2015, 7:00 PM 19,427 Views 26 Comments

Less than 2% of children born to mothers who have HIV carry the virus.

# cuba - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats
# Put That Away
# Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

May 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 12,729 Views 41 Comments

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

# cuba - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Bank of Ireland won't be easing up on Cuba
# No Thaw Here
# No Thaw Here

Bank of Ireland won't be easing up on Cuba

Apr 16th 2015, 2:07 PM 15,326 Views 11 Comments

The bank says it is “not in a position” to change its policy on payments concerning the country.

# cuba - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"
# Historic
# Historic

Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"

Apr 11th 2015, 6:34 PM 10,738 Views 30 Comments

The pair’s meeting was a significant occasion.

# cuba - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in 14 months
# Havana Great Time
# Havana Great Time

Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in 14 months

Apr 4th 2015, 3:55 PM 22,086 Views 56 Comments

He was apparently very lucid.

# cuba - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Bank of Ireland wouldn't accept couple's Cuba holiday money
# Havana Laugh
# Havana Laugh

Bank of Ireland wouldn't accept couple's Cuba holiday money

Mar 28th 2015, 10:15 AM 46,123 Views 84 Comments

BoI has a relationship with a US bank – which makes things a little complicated. But this sounds ridiculous…

# cuba - Friday 20 March, 2015

Cuban government officials jailed for setting up 'black market egg empire'
# Stick To Cigars
# Stick To Cigars

Cuban government officials jailed for setting up 'black market egg empire'

Mar 20th 2015, 4:16 PM 10,138 Views 40 Comments

We can’t imagine Enda doing this.

# cuba - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'
# Lighten Up
# Lighten Up

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'

Feb 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 18,018 Views 102 Comments

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

# cuba - Monday 12 January, 2015

Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)
# Death Rumours
# Death Rumours

Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)

Jan 12th 2015, 8:53 PM 17,497 Views 16 Comments

They’re old pals.

# cuba - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics
# Transatlantic
# Transatlantic

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics

Dec 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 50 Views 13 Comments

It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.

# cuba - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Explainer: What's the new deal between the US and Cuba?
# Cigar Diplomacy
# Cigar Diplomacy

Explainer: What's the new deal between the US and Cuba?

Dec 18th 2014, 11:32 AM 8,224 Views 47 Comments

Wondering what’s going on between the US and Cuba? Find out here…

Who helped get the US and Cuba talking again? The Pope, apparently
# PEACE BROKER
# PEACE BROKER

Who helped get the US and Cuba talking again? The Pope, apparently

Dec 18th 2014, 7:16 AM 7,810 Views 58 Comments

It was the best birthday present he could get.

# cuba - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

Dec 17th 2014, 6:06 PM 12,848 Views 41 Comments

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

# cuba - Friday 5 September, 2014

Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast
# Caribbean
# Caribbean

Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast

Sep 5th 2014, 7:14 PM 57,380 Views 83 Comments

The plane was pursued by US fighter jets until it entered Cuban airspace.

# cuba - Friday 25 July, 2014

The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot
# The Rebel
From The42
# The Rebel

The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot

Jul 25th 2014, 4:54 PM 21,038 Views 34 Comments

Mike Perez has been living in, and boxing out of, Ireland for the past six years.

# cuba - Saturday 12 July, 2014

So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?

Jul 12th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,317 Views 40 Comments

Pretty well, it turns out…

# cuba - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Did you know the uilleann pipes were big in Cuba?
# Irish Music
# Irish Music

Did you know the uilleann pipes were big in Cuba?

Apr 26th 2014, 10:33 AM 11,723 Views 22 Comments

Alexander Suarez Mendez is one of about 20 adults in Cuba learning the uilleann pipes.

# cuba - Thursday 3 April, 2014

US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest
# Cold War Games
# Cold War Games

US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:23 PM 8,385 Views 89 Comments

The White House insists it was part of a “development assistance” scheme to allow Cubans to “talk freely among themselves”.

# cuba - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?
# Smoking
# Smoking

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?

Mar 1st 2014, 9:45 AM 10,860 Views 10 Comments

Is there a place for the Cuban cigar in a world that is starting to slowly hate tobacco?

# cuba - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Cuba makes Hemingway bills, letters and recipes available to USA
# In His Time
# In His Time

Cuba makes Hemingway bills, letters and recipes available to USA

Feb 18th 2014, 10:30 PM 9,608 Views 13 Comments

The Nobel Prize-winning author spent more than two decades living in Cuba.

# cuba - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 37 Views 38 Comments

In January 2009, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the notorious detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. Five years on, detainees remain uncharged and subjected to waterboarding, prolonged isolation and force feeding.