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Raul Castro's daughter Mariela refused entry visa to Philadelphia to accept award for gay rights activism
Friday 26 April 2013
The daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro has been refused permission to travel to Philadelphia, despite being invited to receive an award for her gay rights activism there.
Monday 15 April 2013
It will be announced today whether British welterweight Kell Brook's IBF world title bout against Devon Alexander, scheduled for 18 May, will have to be postponed for a third time. Brook has had scans on a foot injury. "It's not great," his promoter, Eddie Hearn, tweeted.
Friday 12 April 2013
The White House has been forced to deny that President Barack Obama was involved in granting clearance to the hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, for a recent trip to Cuba.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
A country whose citizens collectively succeeded in losing weight and increasing their level of physical activity saw their health improve and death rates plunge.
Sunday 07 April 2013
The pair were greeted by big crowds as they strolled through Havana
Saturday 16 March 2013
The core of the band is Heliocentrics member Jack Yglesias and his Venezuelan wife Luzmira Zerpa.
Thursday 07 March 2013
Hugo Chavez expressed his desire to live, and his love of Venezuela, shortly before dying of a massive heart attack, the head of the country’s presidential guard has claimed.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Q&A: Travel unravelled
Tuesday 05 March 2013
President Hugo Chavez is breathing with greater difficulty as a new and severe respiratory infection has taken hold, Venezuela's government said, describing the cancer-stricken president's condition as “very delicate.”
Tuesday 26 February 2013
If all goes according to plan, the era of the Castros in Cuba will come to an orderly end in five years' time. Raul Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel in 2008, says he will step down from the presidency in 2018, and has nominated the young (ish) Miguel Diaz-Canel as his most likely successor.
Miguel Diaz-Canel: Castro's chosen successor is integral figure in Cuban party machine but can he win over man in street?
Monday 25 February 2013
When the Cuban delegation arrived for the London Olympics last summer, no one paid very much attention to the mid-level government official with thick silver hair who was leading it. Miguel Diaz-Canel was not Raul Castro, after all, and most of the rest of the world had barely heard of him. So why get overly excited? Now we know why Diaz-Canel, 52, was chosen for the task and why just a few weeks earlier he accompanied Raul to the Rio plus 20 Summit on global warming in Brazil. He was being deliberately groomed as the man the Castro brothers had judged to be the best option to take over when finally they cede control to a new generation.
Monday 25 February 2013
Ageing President Raúl Castro, brother of Fidel, appoints new deputy and signals transition to democracy
Saturday 23 February 2013
Briton had originally missed out on final before reprieve while Yates wins points race
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Hopes that their idol would take up the reins of his revolution appear to have dissipated
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'