The White House said it has attempted, and failed, to build a social media site in Cuba, but held that it was meant for discussion, not a coup.» Read More
HAVANA— Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.
JOHANNESBURG— The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria. Faul has been AP's chief Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg since 2005, traveling widely in sub-Saharan Africa.
CARACAS, Venezuela— When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.
HAVANA, April 13- Cuba's slow, cautious reforms to revive its state-run economy suddenly burst into life at businesses like Karabali, a Havana nightclub owned by a 21- member cooperative.
*France looking to expand business ties to Latin America. HAVANA, April 12- France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.
HAVANA— A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union.
HAVANA, April 12- France's foreign minister arrived in Cuba on Saturday for a brief but historic visit, the first by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.
KINGSTON, April 11- Cuba is protesting the decision by PriceSmart Inc, a major U.S.-based bulk-shopping warehouse, to suspend memberships of shoppers from the communist country at its Jamaica subsidiary, Cuban officials said on Friday.
WASHINGTON— Draft messages produced for a Twitter- like service in Cuba that the U.S. government secretly funded were overtly political, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, even though the Obama administration has said the program had a more-neutral purpose.
WASHINGTON— Draft messages produced for a Twitter- like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
Within the first three months of 2014 alone, there were more U.S. tourists to the island than in all of 2013 from England, Germany or France, according to a report by the U.S.-based Havana Consulting Group provided to The Associated Press.
MIAMI— Alexandra Villoch is the new president and publisher of the Miami Herald Media Company, which publishes the Miami Herald and the Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald newspapers. Villoch replaces David Landsberg, who resigned to become president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Florida.
Cuba's National Assembly passed a new foreign investment law designed to bring badly needed capital to the communist economy.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera outlines new Cuban law, including foreign investors can own 100 percent of a business there, and a promise of no expropriations.
Foreigners looking to invest in Cuba should keep in mind the country still lacks rule of law and protection of property rights, one attorney warns.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at Cuba's new foreign investment law which will allow the existence of foreign-owned businesses.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the new Cuban investment law.
CARACAS, March 21- While hemophilia sufferer Sergio Tovar lay in agony for five days at a hospital in Venezuela, his friends and family scoured hospitals and pharmacies looking for life-saving drugs. Eventually a cousin, Jenny Sequeda, helped find a substitute for the protein coagulant Tovar needs for his blood condition.
HAVANA, March 19- Cuba's National Assembly will meet on March 29 to debate and approve a new foreign investment law that the government hopes will lure overseas capital and increase growth, state-run media outlets reported on Wednesday.
PARIS, March 19- France's foreign minister said on Wednesday he would soon travel to Cuba, the first such visit in 30 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.