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Cuba: Island country in the Caribbean
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba, as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located where the northern Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean meet. Cuba is located at the east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the American state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Hispaniola, and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The official area of the Republic of Cuba is 109,884 km2 (42,426 sq mi). The main island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 104,556 km2 (40,369 sq mi). Cuba is the second-most populous country in the Caribbean after Haiti, with over 11 million inhabitants.

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Cuban government bans bid for new opposition marches [Video]

Cuban government bans bid for new opposition marches

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Afro-Cuban woman was instrumental in helping a Cuban liberator [Video]

Afro-Cuban woman was instrumental in helping a Cuban liberator

Afro-Cuban woman was instrumental in helping a Cuban liberator

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What happened to Cuba's budding protest movement against the communist regime? | Oneindia News [Video]

What happened to Cuba's budding protest movement against the communist regime? | Oneindia News

Faced with shortages of food and medicine, power blackouts, and an economy in crisis, thousands of Cubans staged rare protests last summer. But since then, little has been heard from them. Cuban exiles..

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Toddlers receive vaccine at clinic in Cuba. See inside [Video]

Toddlers receive vaccine at clinic in Cuba. See inside

Cuban children are said to be the youngest anywhere in the world to be vaccinated for Covid-19. The government is using its home developed vaccines for children and adolescents between ages 2 and 18...

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Cuba is vaccinating children as young as two with homegrown vaccines [Video]

Cuba is vaccinating children as young as two with homegrown vaccines

The coronavirus pandemic and the Delta variant are preventing children from getting back to school in Cuba. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports on the government’s recent push to vaccinate school-age..

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Trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resumes 20 years after attacks [Video]

Trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resumes 20 years after attacks

The pre-trial hearing will take place on Guantanamo Bay, the Cuban island detention centre where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been held since his capture in 2003.

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Covid 19: Cuba becomes first nation to vaccinate toddlers | Oneindia News [Video]

Covid 19: Cuba becomes first nation to vaccinate toddlers | Oneindia News

Cuba has become the first country in the world to vaccinate children from the age of two against Covid 19. The island nation of 11.2 million aims to inoculate all its children before reopening the..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:34Published
He fled Fidel Castro's Cuba. His advice to Afghan refugees moving to the US [Video]

He fled Fidel Castro's Cuba. His advice to Afghan refugees moving to the US

Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, is the temporary home for up to 13,000 recently evacuated Afghan refugees. CNN’s Omar Jimenez visits a nearby town to speak with a former Cuban refugee about his journey and..

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COVID-19: Lockdown protests in Australia as Cuba approves new vaccines [Video]

COVID-19: Lockdown protests in Australia as Cuba approves new vaccines

Sydney has extended its two-month lockdown for another month while Cuba releases two home-grown vaccines. Here's a look at the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:15Published

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Cuba will test all visitors for coronavirus when it reopens to international tourism, which will be limited at first to the beach resorts at the keys of the Caribbean's largest island, Prime Minister..
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