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Cuba: Caribbean country
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 in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti 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 square kilometers (42,426 sq mi). The main island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 104,338 square kilometers (40,285 sq mi); it is also the second-most populous country in the Caribbean after Haiti, with over 11 million inhabitants.


Holiday with fresh herbs at these Cuban hotels [Video]

Holiday with fresh herbs at these Cuban hotels

Cuban hotels along the beach resort of Varadero are growing their very own herbs and vegetables on-site in a bid to entice guests and boost profits amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Cuban band singing 'Vote for Trump' [Video]

The Cuban band singing 'Vote for Trump'

With Cuban flavor and in the best Celia Cruz style, the group "Los Tres de la Habana" is blasting Miami a week ahead of Election Day with 'The Trump Song', an earworm salsa beat with the lyrics "Oh my..

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Ana de Armas: 'Fame is not the most exciting thing about my job' [Video]

Ana de Armas: 'Fame is not the most exciting thing about my job'

The 32-year-old Knives Out actress spoke to Flaunt magazine about spending the Covid-19 lockdown in Los Angeles with boyfriend Ben Affleck, admitting that while the pair is loved up, she misses her..

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Cuban entrepreneurs reinvent businesses to survive [Video]

Cuban entrepreneurs reinvent businesses to survive

Despite a health and economic crisis, business owners in Cuba are innovating to give themselves the best chance of sustainable success during difficult times. Caroline Malone reports.

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Fearless pensioner celebrates turning 80 by skydiving from 10,000ft [Video]

Fearless pensioner celebrates turning 80 by skydiving from 10,000ft

A fearless octogenarian celebrated turning 80 by skydiving at 10,000ft – justmonths after an earlier attempt resulted in her making an emergency jumpfollowing a mayday call. Known for marking..

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