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11th March 2014 Havana, Cuba

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by Tim Cole

Former British Ambassador to Cuba

Pirates, power and pine trees

I spent much of last week in Isla de la Juventud, one of the many hundreds of islands that make up Cuba. It’s called Juventud because thousands of youths – Cuban and foreign – studied there in boarding schools in the 1980s. Out of the 100 schools that were planned to be built sixty-two were […]

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25th October 2013 Havana, Cuba

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by Tim Cole

Former British Ambassador to Cuba

Hurricane Sandy – one year later

This week marks the one year anniversary since Hurricane Sandy swept through eastern Cuba, destroying homes and crops, damaging schools and health clinics, leaving eleven people dead and thousands of people homeless.┬áIn the early hours of October 25th the hurricane swept over Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and Holguin before continuing northwards and towards New York. […]

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