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World leaders gather for Mandela memorial

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honour Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for bringing enemies together across political and racial di

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Panama checking for explosives in N Korean ship

Investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba may have discovered explosive material on board, a senior Panamanian official said on Friday. Javier Caraballo, Panama's top anti-drug

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'No sign of Snowden on Moscow-Havana flight'

There was no sign that former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was onboard a Russian plane bound for Cuba as it prepared to take off on Monday, a Reuters correspondent on the plane said. A flight attendant said Snowden wa

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Snowden expected to fly to Cuba

Fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is expected to try to fly to Cuba on Monday while he waits to hear if Ecuador will grant him asylum, so far eluding Washington's efforts to extradite him on espionage charges.

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Chavez makes surprise return from Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return from Cuba on Monday more than two months after surgery for cancer that threatens to end his 14-year rule of the South American Opec member. The 58-year-old socialist leader u

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Chavez still has 'severe' respiratory problem

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is still suffering a "severe" respiratory infection that has hindered his breathing as he struggles to recover from cancer surgery in Cuba, the government said on Thursday. The 58-year-ol

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Chavez returns to Cuba for surgery, names successor

  Venezuela's Hugo Chavez returns to Cuba on Sunday for another operation after doctors found a recurrence of his cancer, and the president named a successor for the first time in a sign his illness could force him to step as

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38 die in Haitian shipwreck off Cuba

At least 38 people died on Saturday when a boat carrying Haitian migrants sunk off the coast of Guantanamo province in far eastern Cuba, Cuban television reported. It said 87 people, including seven women, were rescued after civil defense

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Cuba cedes to farmers right to purchase supplies

Cuba's private farmers will purchase supplies directly in future instead of having them allocated by the state, the government said, in the latest concession to their demands for more autonomy. Economy Minister Marino Murillo made the

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Qatari Diar signs $75m joint venture with Cuba

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment, a leading sustainable development projects provider, has signed a $75 million joint venture agreement with a Cuban-government owned firm towards developing an exclusive 5-star resort in Cuba. The joint

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