Cuba

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¡Populista! review: Chávez, Castro and Latin America's 'pink wave' leaders
BBC reporter Will Grant has produced an excellent look at the group of strongmen who came from left field

Carrie Gibson

09, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Havana’s artists find their voice in a call to defend creative freedom
Fears over state curbs on live shows lead to hunger strike, arrests and street standoff with government

Ed Augustin

06, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid wave
Request made to embassy in Cuba as island struggles with shortage of doctors and nurses

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

25, Nov, 2020 @6:13 PM

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Matt Dillon's still ready to rumble: 'I have never lived a sheltered life'
He’s played a teen tearaway, a racist cop, a conman and a serial killer. But can he play a cellist? The star talks about his role in Yorgos Lanthimos’s first film since The Favourite – and making a jazz documentary

Jonathan Romney

17, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Cubans lose access to vital dollar remittances after latest US sanctions
Cuba closes Western Union offices after US blacklists a military-controlled firm that processes payments from Cubans abroad

Ed Augustin in Havana

01, Nov, 2020 @11:00 AM

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China, Russia and Saudi Arabia set to join UN human rights council
Rights campaigners voice concerns as Cuba and Pakistan also expected to be elected

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Oct, 2020 @11:55 AM

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World leaders' UN video call backdrops – ranked!
For the UN’s first virtual general assembly, monarchs and presidents have faced presentational issues with their recorded messages

Oliver Holmes

22, Sep, 2020 @7:08 PM

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Trump boasts about getting 'Bay of Pigs award' – which doesn't exist
President targets Latino voters in tight Florida race with Biden but seems to misremember 2016 endorsement from veterans group

Martin Pengelly

13, Sep, 2020 @10:45 PM

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Dollar back in Cuba as pandemic and US sanctions hammer economy
The communist government has been forced to allow citizens to spend US currency at special shops, formalising a split between haves and have-nots

Ed Augustin in Havana

18, Aug, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Island nations have the edge in keeping Covid away – or most do
Nations from New Zealand to Cuba closed borders promptly and imposed strict quarantine rules, but the UK won’t admit its ‘serious mistake’

Emma Graham-Harrison

16, Aug, 2020 @6:44 AM

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Exploring Cuba beyond stereotypes | Letter
Letter: Raúl Castro in fact played a central role in shaping the revolution, making his 2008 election perfectly logical, write Prof Par Kumaraswami and Prof Antoni Kapcia

Letters

12, Aug, 2020 @4:53 PM

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Cuba: Castro vs the World review – a triumph of historical illumination
The conclusion of this two-part documentary charted the end of the Soviet Union to the Clinton years and beyond, with the former US president joining a superb cast of talking heads

Lucy Mangan

11, Aug, 2020 @9:00 PM

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