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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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U.S. to Cuba: Relations depend on freedoms

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Washington is willing to talk with Havana about ensuring political rights of expression if Cuba wants to improve U.S. relations, the State Department said.
Rubio 2010 Senate campaign fined $8,000

Rubio 2010 Senate campaign fined $8,000

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The 2010 Senate campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was fined $8,000 by the Federal Election Commission for unallowable contributions, an FEC report shows.
Castro releases memoirs

Castro releases memoirs

HAVANA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance in Havana in conjunction with the publication of his memoirs, officials said.

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Cuban revolutionary Juan Almeida, 82, dies

HAVANA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Cuban revolutionary leader Juan Almeida Bosque has died in Havana at the age of 82, the government said in declaring 24 hours of mourning.

Castro's brother tabbed as Cuban leader

HAVANA, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Fidel Castro will be succeeded by his brother Raul as president of Cuba, the communist Caribbean country's lawmakers decided Sunday.
Castro tells Cubans he's stepping down

Castro tells Cubans he's stepping down

HAVANA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Fidel Castro, saying it would be a "betrayal of my conscience" to continue to rule, announced he is stepping down after nearly 50 years as Cuba's leader.

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Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (Spanish pronunciation: ; January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was a Cuban President, dictator, and military leader closely aligned with and supported by the United States. He served as the leader of Cuba from 1933–1944, and 1952–1959, before being overthrown as a result of the Cuban Revolution.

Batista initially rose to power as part of the 1933 "Revolt of the Sergeants" that overthrew the government of Gerardo Machado, becoming the Army Chief of Staff, with the rank of colonel, and effectively controlling the five-member Presidency. He maintained this control until 1940, when he was himself elected President of Cuba, serving until 1944. From 1944–1952 he lived in the United States, returning to Cuba as leader of a U.S. backed coup that preempted the 1952 elections in which Batista was running a distant third.

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