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  Cuba plunged into mourning for ex-leader Map of Havana Cuba  Cuba is mourning its revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro, whose death has plunged the country into nine days of mourning   Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
  Year after Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
2017 Nov.25    
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said
 Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He was accused of suppressing opposition. There would now be several days of national mourning
2016 Nov.26  
2016 Nov.25  
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said
 Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He was accused of suppressing opposition. There would now be several days of national mourning
2016 Aug.24  
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
2016 Jun.23     Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war   The Colombian government and the Farc rebels have signed a historic ceasefire deal, bringing them closer to ending more than five decades of conflict 2016 May.1       US cruise ship travels to Cuba for first time in decades Map of Havana Cuba
  The Adoni, carrying some 700 passengers, is sailing to Cuba from the US, the first such trip in more than 50 years
2016 Mar.25     Rolling Stones to give a free concert in Cuba Map of Havana Cuba
  A band spokesman said the show in the capital Havana on 25 March was 'the first open air concert in Cuba by a British rock band'
2016 Mar.20     Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit Map of Havana Cuba
  President Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility
 The US president emerged smiling from Air Force One with First Lady Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia
2015 Sep.23       President Santos and Farc announce justice deal Map of Havana Cuba
  Colombia's president and the leader of the rebel group have announced a deal on setting up special courts to try crimes committed during the conflict
2015 Sep.19   Pope Francis urges 'freedom' for Church on Cuba visit  Pope Francis has called for the Church in Cuba to have 'the freedom and the means' to pursue its mission, on his first visit to the island 2015 Jul.19       Cuba and US formally restore diplomatic relations Map of Havana Cuba
  Cuba and the US have formally restored diplomatic relations after an agreement struck last year putting aside decades of hostility came into force
2015 Jun.30       Washington and Havana to announce embassies Map of Havana Cuba
  The US and Cuba will announce the opening of embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in re-establishing diplomatic ties severed in 1961
2015 May.11   Hollande meets Fidel and Raul Castro in Havana  French President Francois Hollande has met Cuba's 1959 revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro on a historic trip 2015 Apr.18   Two Cuban dissidents stand in local municipal vote  For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections 2015 Jan.17     Congressional delegation arrives in Havana Map of Havana Cuba
  An American Congressional delegation has arrived in Havana in the first such visit since the United States and Cuba agreed to restore ties
2014 Dec.20   Cuba 'will not change' communist system, despite thaw  President Raul Castro has hailed a recent US move to normalise bilateral relations, but stressed that Havana will not change its political system 2014 Dec.6   Cuban doctor returns home after Ebola treatment  Felix Baez who recovered from Ebola after receiving experimental treatment in Switzerland has been welcomed back to Havana by relatives and officials 2013 Nov.30   Cuba says 2 dead as heavy rains collapse buildings  The deluge caused the collapse of two buildings in central Havana, killing a man and a woman 2013 Sep.1     US swimmer on fifth Cuba-Florida bid Map of Havana Cuba
  US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is again trying to become the first person to swim from the Cuban capital, Havana, to Florida without a shark cage
2013 Jul.31   Toxic Cuba 'rum' leaves seven dead  Seven people have died in Cuba after drinking illegal alcohol, the public heath ministry has said 2013 Jan.15   Cuba: Food vendor behind cholera outbreak  Cuban authorities said the infectious and deadly disease cholera had struck in Havana, after declaring in August that the outbreak had been wiped out 2013 Jan.13       Venezuelan leaders back in Havana Map of Havana Cuba
  Most senior political leaders are in Cuba to visit President Chavez, who is still in a serious condition after his latest cancer operation
2012 Oct.21     Fidel Castro appears in public Map of Havana Cuba  Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in months, refuting persistent rumours that he was gravely ill 2012 Sep.10     Millions plunged in darkness as power goes out in Havana Map of Havana Cuba
  The large blackout that plunged the western part of the Caribbean island into darkness. More than 2 million residents of the capital lost electricity
2012 Jul.7       Cholera reaches the Cuban capital Map of Havana Cuba
  A patient has been diagnosed with cholera in Havana, days after three people died in a rare outbreak in the south-eastern town of Manzanillo
2012 Jun.12     Cuban boxing legend Teofilo Stevenson dead Map of Havana Cuba
  Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Teofilo Stevenson died from a heart attack in Havana
2012 Mar.27   Pope meets Raul Castro in Havana   Pope Benedict has met Cuban President Raul Castro on the second day of his visit to the communist-run island 2012 Mar.18   Cuban protesters held in Havana  Dozens of members of the influential Cuban protest group Ladies in White have been arrested in Havana 2011 Oct.14     Cuba 'Ladies in White' founder dies Map of Havana Cuba
  The leader of the influential Cuban protest group, Ladies in White, has died in the capital, Havana
2011 Aug.13     Cuba sees its first 'gay wedding' Map of Havana Cuba
  A Cuban man and transgender woman have married in what is being seen as the country's first 'gay wedding'. The bride is legally a woman
2011 Mar.5     Che's motorcycle companion dies Map of Havana Cuba
  Alberto Granado, the motorcycle companion of Ernesto Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88
2010 Jul.10     Rare pictures show smiling Castro   New photographs show Fidel Castro greeting workers in Havana in a rare glimpse of the former Cuban leader. 2010 Mar.18   Castro supporters heckle protesters  Hundreds of government supporters have heckled members of the 'Ladies in White' rights group marching in protest through the streets 2009 Sep.20   'Peace' concert riles some exiles Map of Havana Cuba
  Colombian singer Juanes has brought 15 international artists to Havana
2009 Aug.1   President vows to defend socialism  President Raul Castro: Havana is ready and willing to start a dialogue with Washington but political and regime change are not up for negotiation 2009 Feb.27   Ill Castro 'takes walk' with Chavez  Venezuelan President says former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, not seen in public for nearly 3 years, has been for a walk 2007 May.1   Castro fails to appear on May Day  80-year-old Fidel was not present at the start of Havana's annual parade, despite speculation that he would make an appearance 2006 Nov.28     Castro misses birthday ceremony Map of Havana Cuba
  Frail Cuban leader has stayed away from the opening ceremony of his birthday celebrations in Havana on doctors' orders
2005 Aug.7     Singer Ibrahim Ferrer dies Map of Havana Cuba
  The master of the son and bolero styles has died in a Havana hospital at age 78
2002 May.14     Lift Cuba embargo, Carter tells US Map of Havana Cuba
  Former US President has called to end 40-year economic embargo in a televised address in Havana
2002 May.12   Cuba opens up for Carter Map of Havana Cuba
  Along with Fidel Castro, Carter toured Havana's historical district for several hours
2001 Jul.31     Plane from Florida crashes in Cuba Map of Havana Cuba
  A man rented a small plane in the Florida Keys. The plane flipped over in Havana
2000 Dec.8   Cuba to cut U.S. phone ties  Retaliation for the failure to pay a tax imposed by Havana in response to U.S. use of frozen Cuban funds Jan. 1, 1959     Cuban Revolution ousted Batista Map of Havana Cuba
  An armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement and its allies against the US-backed authoritarian government

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