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Some residents say more could have been done to avert damage.
20 Nov 12
"It's not looking good," official said as winds headed for shore.
The "caravan" of mothers looking for children who have disappeared while travelling through Mexico as migrants. (Photo: Vladimir Cortés Roshdestvensky)
20 Nov 12
As Central Americans tour Mexico, a Honduran woman is reunited with her son after nine years.
Cubans will now be able to travel abroad more freely, thanks to the abolition of exit permits. (Photo: Tony Hisgett/Flickr)
13 Nov 12
Authorities drop exit visa system, though they will still be able to block people from travelling.
A CDR (Committee for the Defence of the Revolution) logo on an apartment building. (Photo: Abraham Orozco/Flickr)
2 Nov 12
Nearly everyone is part of the communal surveillance network, but members admit that people don’t turn up for events any more.
Street traders are part of Cuba's highly restricted private sector. (Photo: Cheeses/Flickr)
26 Oct 12
Informal “fines” form part of wider pattern of state corruption.
23 Oct 12
Alcohol and shortage of “ideological fervour” ruin festivities staged by neighbourhood watch body.
17 Oct 12
Parents remove children from unsanitary wards as staff struggle to cope.
Women shopping at a state-run pharmacy in Cuba. (Photo: Bitboy/Flickr)
17 Oct 12
Availability of basic items limited by cumbersome state rationing and distribution system.
11 Oct 12
Agreement to hold talks is important, but fighting continues and there is massive distrust between government and rebel guerrillas.
Yellow fever mosquito, the species that spreads dengue fever. (Photo: James Gathany/Wikimedia Commons)
1 Oct 12
Medical students drafted in to help with health checks in Cienfuegos.


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Young people protesting in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, condemning the raids organised by the Georgian police at Bassiani night club. Some demonstrators compared it with the Russian style crackdowns and held placards saying "We do not need another Putin here". (Photo: IWPR)
What was behind the demonstrations that led to the brink of “civil war”?