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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
By United Press International

Havana summit calls for independent Puerto Rico

HAVANA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Latin American states arrayed in opposition to U.S. influence in the region want an independent Puerto Rico to formalize its membership of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.

Raul Castro opens Havana summit criticizing 'outside interference'

HAVANA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Cuban President Raul Castro warned against "external influences" seeking to keep control of the resources that Latin America and the Caribbean region offer.

Fidel Castro praises brother's handshake with President Obama

HAVANA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Thursday praised his brother and successor for his handshake with U.S. President Barack Obama in South Africa.

Obama gets more heat for Castro handshake

Dec. 11 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama continues to receive flak over his handshake with Cuba's President Raul Castro, as Cuban American lawmakers have joined in the criticism.
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McCain blasts Obama-Castro handshake

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- In what the White House called an unplanned moment, U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro during a Nelson Mandela memorial.
Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro at memorial service

Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro at memorial service

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama shook hands today with Cuban President Raul Castro at the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.
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Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela showed the power of "taking risks on behalf of our ideals," U.S. President Obama said at a memorial service Tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero.

Raul Castro attacks modern Cuban society as lawless

HAVANA, July 24 (UPI) -- Cuban President Raul Castro, in a speech to the National Assembly, gave a withering assessment of negative changes in life on the Communist island.

Snowden predicted his demonization, indictment

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. surveillance leaker Edward Snowden a month ago predicted Washington would demonize him and charge him with espionage, a newly released interview indicated.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Mariela Castro wins gay-rights award

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 (UPI) -- Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, won an award in Philadelphia for her gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy work, organizers said.

Cuban president's daughter can't attend Philly gay rights conference

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro has been denied permission to attend a gay rights conference in Philadelphia, U.S. officials said.

Cuba anxious about post-Chavez Venezuela

HAVANA, March 14 (UPI) -- Cuba is fervently hoping the death of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will not disturb the status quo in the Caribbean island's lucrative relationship with oil-rich government in Caracas.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.

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Cuba: After Raul Castro is a 52-year-old

HAVANA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Cuban leader Raul Castro, who said the five-year term he has just begun will be his last, has a man 29 years his junior poised to succeed him.

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Raul Castro says will step down in 5 years

HAVANA, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Raul Castro said the second five-year term as Cuba's president to which he was elected Sunday would be his last.

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Cuba to settle $30 billion debt to Russia

HAVANA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Russia and Cuba will sign an agreement to settle a $30 billion Cuban debt by the end of 2013, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said Friday.

Cuba to buy $650M in planes from Russia

HAVANA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Russian Trade Minister Denis Manturov said Friday Cuba signed agreements to purchase $650 million worth of aircraft from Russia.

Bolivia take-over spurs compensation calls

LA PAZ, Bolivia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Bolivia's ties with Spain are beginning to nosedive after President Evo Morales ordered a third nationalization of Spanish commercial interests in the Latin American country in less than a year.

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