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Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance in Cuba

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Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans.
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"The US Federal Aviation Administration said it co-operated with Cuba air traffic control in monitoring the plane, despite the countries not having full diplomatic relations for more than half a century."

"Cuba said it had authorized the US military to fly a C-130 cargo plane and two fighter jets over its airspace to investigate the incident."

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By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban dealers sold 50 cars and four motorcycles nationwide in the first six months of the year under a new law that removed limits on auto purchases for the first time in half a century but came with prices so high few people could afford them. Long-frustrated Cubans welcomed the law that took effect in January until they saw sticker prices were marked up 400 percent or more, pricing family sedans like European...
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Tony Conigliaro travels to Havana to experience the explosion of new cocktail bars
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Cuba's health diplomacy in the age of Ebola | BBC
"Amid the worst Ebola outbreak of our time, it has been the small island nation of Cuba that has provided arguably the most impressive policy response."

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I've written the following letter and would like to know where I can send it to Cuban medical researchers:
Queridos Investigadores: 
    ¿Saben ustedes de éxito en el trato de un desorden autoinmune que hace que myelin sea dividido? Mi amiga tiene la mayor parte de los signos y los síntomas de la esclerosis múltiple, aunque ella no tenga el diagnóstico 'esclerosis múltiple.' Sé que el gobierno estadounidense a veces guarda beneficios cubanos de nuestro país, como con las provisiones después del 11 de septiembre. Por lo tanto, me pregunto si los investigadores cubanos pueden haber tenido un poco de éxito con enfermedades como la esclerosis múltiple sobre la cual no hemos oído en las estados unidos.
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The team, led by Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, met with Cuban officials as well as independent people in the technology and digital field
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Friends of Cuba is a LinkedIn group that celebrates Cuba's people, culture, sustainable economic development, science & technology. 
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The Republic of Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city.

Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean, as well as the largest by area. Its people, culture, and customs draw from diverse sources, such as the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves and its proximity to the United States.

To the north of Cuba lies the United States (90 miles away) and the Bahamas, Mexico is to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast.

Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, an infant death rate lower than some developed countries, and an average life expectancy of 77.64. In 2006, Cuba was the only nation in the world which met the WWF's definition of sustainable development; having an ecological footprint of less than 1.8 hectares per capita and a Human Development Index of over 0.8 for 2007.

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on and claimed the island now occupied by Cuba, for the Kingdom of Spain. Cuba remained a territory of Spain until the Spanish–American War ended in 1898, and gained formal independence from the U.S. in 1902. Between 1953 and 1959 the Cuban Revolution occurred, removing the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. A new socialist government led by Fidel Castro was later set up.