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Medvedev meets with Castro in Cuba

HAVANA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Havana Friday, Cuban media reported.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Report: Chavez sent to Venezuela to die

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sent home to die after doctors in Cuba could do nothing more for him, Spain's ABC newspaper reported.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. reviews Cuban democracy programs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. government watchdog report said USAID improved its work on Cuban democracy programs but noted the U.S. State Department was lax in financial monitoring.

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French 'Spiderman' climbs Cuban hotel

HAVANA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A French climber nicknamed "Spiderman" for his tendency to scale buildings without safety equipment took less than a half hour to scale a 415-foot Cuban hotel.

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Fidel Castro votes in Cuba's elections

HAVANA, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro voted in the country's parliamentary elections, his first public appearance in months, Cuba's state media reported Monday.

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Voters prefer cockroaches to Congress ... 'Cat lady' fights eviction notice in Rome ... Lone mute swan rescued in Italy ... Woman accused in 2nd Walgreens theft spree ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

Voters prefer cockroaches to Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- With approval ratings for Congress languishing in the single digits, a new poll suggests calling a lawmaker subhuman might be an insult -- to cockroaches.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Chavez said in coma; Maduro: Ignore rumors

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in an induced coma and on life support in a Havana hospital, sources told Spanish newspaper ABC.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.
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Bay of Pigs veterans to be honored

MIAMI, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Miami is preparing to honor veterans of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion on the 50th anniversary of their release from Cuban prisons.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

Latin American support for Cuba grows

BOGOTA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Support for Cuba's inclusion in Latin American regional conferences and organizations is growing amid renewed links reinforcing the Caribbean nation's ties with Moscow.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
By United Press International
Texas institutions to remember JFK killing

Texas institutions to remember JFK killing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A historian says Texas institutions should use the upcoming 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination to put conspiracy theories to rest.

Cuban dissident dies at 77

HAVANA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Eloy Gutierrez-Menoyo, a Cuban revolutionary commander and anti-Fidel Castro activist, has died in Havana of an aneurysm, officials said. He was 77.
Photo published to prove Castro's alive

Photo published to prove Castro's alive

HAVANA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Cuba's state-run media website, Cubadebate, published a photo and a letter written by former leader Fidel Castro denouncing speculation he is dead.
Cuban media releases Castro statement

Cuban media releases Castro statement

HAVANA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Cuban state media released a message from Fidel Castro amid speculation the ex-leader was close to death.

Chavez election bid divides Venezuelans

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Speculation over President Hugo Chavez's future health is dividing Venezuelans three ways as the momentum for Oct. 7 election builds up.
FARC OKs peace talks; rap video mocks Santos

FARC OKs peace talks; rap video mocks Santos

BOGOTA, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Colombia's largest revolutionary guerrilla group confirmed in a defiant, mocking rap video it was involved in exploratory peace talks with the government.
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