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At a meeting and dinner with Cuban president Raúl Castro,   Mr Higgins  brought up the issue  of human rights in Cuba in a clear but polite manner. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins met Cuban activists and independent journalists on Saturday, moving onto diplomatically sensitive terrain on the final da(...)

President Higgins visiting Pedro Kouri Institute for Tropical Medicine  in  Havana  on the third day of his State visit. “As Cuba is enabled to reopen onto the world at this juncture of a new era, can we imagine new relations between freedom and justice?” Photograph: Maxwell’s

Societies must respond to the current “point of crisis” by finding new political and economic models that can offer people freedom and justice, Presid(...)

President Michael D Higgins(left)  greets author Joseph O’Connor in Havana as part of a three-day State visit to Cuba. Photograph: Maxwells

James Joyce was the last Irish author to have a novel published in Cuba. On Thursday, in a crowded auditorium at the Havana Book Fair, flanked by a (...)

  Michael D  Higgins and Raul Castro had a ‘warm, long and comprehensive’ discussion on the first day of his three day visit. Photograph: Adalberto Roquedal/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins held three hours of talks with his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro on the opening day of his state visit to Cuba. The discu(...)

Prince George meets US President Barack Obama at Kensington Palace in London on April 22nd, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama will serve his last full day as US president on Thursday before his successor Donald Trump is sworn into office on Friday. Instead of sp(...)

File photograph from March 2016 of US President Barack Obama and President of Cuba Raul Castro in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Barack Obama is ending a long-standing immigration policy that allows any Cuban who reaches US soil to stay and become a legal resident. The US pre(...)

 Cuban president Raul Castro (second right) stands with Brazil’s former presidents Dilma Rousseff (left) and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (second left) and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro  during a memorial tribute for his brother Fidel in Santiago de Cuba. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Cuban president Raul Castro has led tens of thousands of citizens in a pledge to defend the socialist legacy of his brother Fidel Castro, who died las(...)

Cuban leader Fidel Castro during a visit to a farm outside Havana in 1964. Photograph: Jack Manning/The New York Times
Obituary: Fidel Castro
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  • December 2, 2016, 13:36

Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly(...)

US president Barack Obama  and Cuban president Raul Castro. The death of Fidel Castro will push US-Cuban relations to the top of Donald Trump’s foreign policy in-tray. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Fidel Castro may not have lived to antagonise a 12th US president, but in death the legendary revolutionary still managed to expose differences betwe(...)

Billboard in Havana depicting  Fidel Castro and reading ‘Fidel Among Us’,  two days after his death. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

Republican opponents of president Barack Obama’s historic rapprochement with Cuba have urged the US administration not to send any representatives to (...)

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