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9 HOURS AGO - The Independent

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Cuba: A missile crisis, a botched invasion, exploding cigars – a feud rich in iconic moments

It may seem hard to believe, after so many decades of diplomatic rancour, but when Fidel Castro first came to power, he did so with the assistance of the US government. In March 1958, the Eisenhower administration suspended arms shipments to the Havana regime led by General Batista. Within a year, Castro’s rebels had seized control of Cuba.

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11 HOURS AGO - The Independent

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Cuba-US relations: A missile crisis, a botched invasion, exploding cigars – a feud rich in iconic moments

It may seem hard to believe, after so many decades of diplomatic rancour, but when Fidel Castro first came to power, he did so with the assistance of the US government. In March 1958, the Eisenhower administration suspended arms shipments to the Havana regime led by General Batista. Within a year, Castro’s rebels had seized control of Cuba.

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15 HOURS AGO - Globe and Mail

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Shift in U.S.-Cuba relations a ‘huge triumph’ for Castro

Former president Fidel Castro always maintained that eventually U.S. policy of isolation would be defeated, University of Havana economist says

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17 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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How Pope John Paul II Paved The Way For The U.S.-Cuba Thaw

While Pope Francis is being credited with orchestrating the detente between the U.S. and Cuba, the roots of the delicate agreement stretch to the last years of Pope John Paul II's life and nearly two decades of exchanges among Vatican, Cuban and American Catholics. The deal announced Wednesday also marks the growing role of the Roman Catholic Church in Cuba ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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OBAMA CUBA: U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

NEW YORK (AP) - Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami. But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the subsequent Cold War embargo of the communist island nation ...

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