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Cuba's lesson for capitalism
Cuba's lesson for capitalism
Visiting Cuba is not for the faint-hearted. It is a tough tourist destination. It is far away and expensive to get to. You will be in the air for...
The dark side of Cuban cigars
The dark side of Cuban cigars
"I'm always scared," said Pedro as he deftly twisted large tobacco leaves to make fake famous name Havana cigars in a clandestine workshop in the...
It's time to let Cuba in from the cold, and Obama is the perfect man to do it
It's time to let Cuba in from the cold, and Obama is the perfect man to do it
The Cuban revolution began 50 years ago just as I was starting my second term at university. As history students we were obsessed by the Spanish...
As hard times bite, Cubans show little appetite for celebration
As hard times bite, Cubans show little appetite for celebration
Carmen Gonce remembers the triumph of Cuba's revolution as the happiest day of her life. Fidel Castro and his guerrillas swept down from the Sierra...
Cuba celebrates 50 years of Communism
Cuba celebrates 50 years of Communism
On January 1, Cuba celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Communist revolution, which ushered in decades of enmity with the United States, fuelling...
Ike slams Cuba, Haiti death toll passes 600
Ike slams Cuba, Haiti death toll passes 600
Hurricane Ike raged over Cuba early on Monday, pummelling the island with gale force winds and torrential rain after killing dozens in beleaguered...
Human rights situation in Cuba 'very unfavourable'
Human rights situation in Cuba 'very unfavourable'
A Cuban group painted a grim picture of the human rights situation in the island nation, saying in a report on Tuesday it was "very unfavourable"...
Cuba approves first therapeutic vaccine for lung cancer
Cuba approves first therapeutic vaccine for lung cancer
Cuba has approved what is believed to be the world's first registered lung cancer vaccine and is offering it to Cuban and foreign patients in its...
Sunny side of the street
Sunny side of the street
Cuba has the coolest, most easily identifiable images of any travel destination: the shiny 1950s Cadillacs, the salsa-ing mulattas, the Buena Vista...
Cuba looks to golf to boost tourism
Cuba looks to golf to boost tourism
The only time Cuba's Fidel Castro is known to have played golf was in 1961, in a stunt thumbing his nose at the United States.
Cuba looks to golf to drive its tourist economy
Cuba looks to golf to drive its tourist economy
Johan Vega knows the Havana Golf Club well. Too well. He has played every bunker, green and fairway thousands of times and the course has become...
Activists hold large gay rally in Cuba
Activists hold large gay rally in Cuba
Cuba's gay community celebrated unprecedented openness -- and high-ranking political alliances -- with a government-backed campaign against...

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