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  • Tour pros hopeful U.S. may ease Cuba travel rules Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Members of Metamovements Latin Dance perform at a panel featuring John McAuliff of the Fund for  Reconciliation and Development, Ray McGrath of the State Department and Yves Marceau of Road Scholar.

    About half a million Americans legally travel to Cuba every year, and tour professionals are hopeful that policies may change to allow more.

  • Castro warns entrepreneurs against going too far Saturday, 21 Dec 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba's economic reform.

  • The No. 1 cigar of 2013 is ... Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    The #1 cigar of 2013 is...

    Gordon Mott, executive editor of Cigar Aficionado, showcases this year's top three cigars and explains why this is the "golden age" of cigars.

  • RBS to pay $100 million in US sanctions probe Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $100 million to resolve U.S. probes into whether the bank violated U.S. sanctions laws against Iran, Sudan, Burma and Cuba.

  • Tropical Storm Karen churns toward Gulf Coast Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 12:28 PM ET
    The projected path of Tropical Storm Karen.

    The first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season to threaten the United States formed Thursday and was on a path for the Gulf Coast.

  • Now legal in Cuba: Real estate agents Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Havana, Cuba

    Real estate agents on the island of Cuba have had to work in the shadows, fearing arrest. Until now.

  • Miami's Cuban cigar rollers making $700 boxes Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    A cigar roller works in the Little Havana area of Miami.

    Cigar Aficionado magazine recently highlighted Miami's cigar industry describing the city as a "a new hot spot for creative cigarmakers."

  • Cuba's '1 percent': It's not who you think it is Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Artists struggle to make a living in most parts of the world. But in Cuba they are part of the wealthy elite, thanks to an odd exception to the U.S. embargo.

  • Cuba on the verge of change? Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Though Cuba is allowing a small private sector to operate, Ted Henken of Baruch College discusses whether the nation is really open to change.

  • Want to invest in Cuba? Be patient for a while Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Havana, Cuba

    Spend five minutes in Cuba, and it is obvious the country needs investment, but a large chunk of money will have to come from overseas—if the Cuban government allows it.

  • Rare Access to Cuba's Central Bank Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 4:27 PM ET
    Rare Access to Cuba's Central Bank

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is one of the few business journalists that has been invited to Cuba for the first time in decades. Caruso-Cabrera discusses her experience at Cuba's central bank at a press conference with the Vice President there.

  • Snowden stakeout: Waiting in Havana—to no avail Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    Dozens of journalists camped out at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport to find out if NSA whistle-blower Snowden was a passenger on Aeroflot Flight 150.

  • A rare look inside Cuba's economy Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:37 PM ET
    A seamstress hard at work with a 1950s-era Singer sewing machine.

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is one of the few business journalists who has been asked to visit Cuba. Why would the socialist government extend the invitation? She has the latest from Havana.

  • Cuba libre: Entrepreneurs make most of new freedom Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    The growing nest of small businesses in Cuba is a sign of something much bigger: a society less dependent on the state.

  • Cuba shows beginnings of free enterprise—Sort of Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:03 AM ET
    Michelle Caruso Cabrera

    Cubans involved in certain trades are now permitted to form a business, run it without the intervention of the state, and most importantly, to keep the profits for themselves.

  • Cuba Shows Beginnings of Free Enterprise Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Cuba's Sales Pitch

    The Cuban government apparently is making changes to the economy and wants the whole world to see, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Punch-Up in Parliament; Venezuelan Lawmakers Hurt Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:48 AM ET

    Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.

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    At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.

  • The Stingray Is Back Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    The Stingray Is Back

    Cuba has eased travel rules, and General Motors is unveiling its 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Stephan Paternot, Slated co-founder & chairman.

  • New Travel Rules For Cubans Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    New Travel Rules For Cubans

    Hillary Clinton will testify on the Benghazi attack on Jan. 23, and Lance Armstrong has just admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Cuba has eased its travel rules, allowing Cubans to keep residency amid travel.