• US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    HAVANA— A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country. Interests Section suddenly is poised to become an even more important presence in Cuba as the two countries negotiate the first phase of their historic...

  • HAVANA, Dec 26- Luis Abel Bango spent seven years searching for his dream car, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Out in the provinces, central Cuba. Cuba and the United States agreed last week to restore diplomatic ties that were cut off after the revolution, when the tail fin was still a recent innovation in automotive design.

  • US-Cuba: New life for Cuba's classic cars? Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    HAVANA— Dairo Tio cruises the streets of Havana in a gleaming black 1954 Buick with polished chrome highlights and the diesel motor from an electric plant bolted beneath the hood. One of the measures announced by Obama last week would allow U.S. exports to Cuba's small class of private business owners, which includes thousands of mechanics and taxi drivers who...

  • HAVANA/ MIAMI, Dec 22- International rivals have a clear head start in Cuba but U.S. companies could catch up quickly if the economic embargo that has kept them away is dismantled in a new era of cooperation between Washington and Havana. "We've found it to be quite a stable and good place to do business and have had a lot of success there," said David Pathe, the chief...

  • HAVANA— Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties. "We've explained to the U.S. government in the past that there are some people living in Cuba to whom Cuba has legitimately granted...

  • Time to end the Cold War for good: Jeffrey Sachs Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev last November.

    The Cuba rapprochement is a reminder that a Ukraine resolution is needed and that it's time to end the Cold War once and for all, says Jeffrey Sachs.

  • Cuba relations with Russia & Venezuela in focus  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Cuba's relationship with Venezuela and Russia are in focus because of the decline in oil prices. Cuba gets more than half of its oil from Venezuela every day.

  • Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman tells CNBC he sees big opportunities in Cuba.

  • Cuba time warp  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera shares highlights of her experience visiting Cuba, and how things are different there versus 15 years ago, including more transportation.

  • Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    American citizens have been allowed to visit Cuba on such "people to people" trips since 2011, one of President Barack Obama's first moves toward detente with the communist-run island— provided their scheduled activities are sufficiently educational, and down time is kept to a minimum. President Barack Obama has said the U.S. is easing the rules on visiting...

  • MIAMI, Dec 21- For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. "There is a clear understanding in the White House that politically they are going to have to focus on and cultivate the younger generation of Cuban-Americans who are mobilized and out there supporting the president's decision," said Frank Mora, a...

  • US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    American businesses have begun imagining ways to capitalize on last week's announcement that the United States will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade with one of the last surviving Communist regimes. Their more ambitious plans would require that Congress lift the U.S. embargo on most exports to Cuba. All that said, Cuba experts have a...

  • President Obama announced on Wednesday he would restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and start dismantling economic sanctions, Americans have been filing into the cigar shop at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, where she hand-rolls cigars using techniques little changed since the 19th century. Cigars have been Cuba's signature product ever since Christopher...

  • Cuba: Thanks US, but we'll take Communism Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Havana, Cuba

    Cuban president Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for“ a new chapter” but reaffirmed that restored relations did not mean the end of Communism.

  • Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    MIAMI— One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action. As a result, Cuba produces just 55,000 barrels of oil per day. Cuba needs 155,000 barrels per day, and it fills the gap with oil from Venezuela, part of a trade...

  • President Barack Obama speaking at the end of the year press conference in the White House, Washington, December 19, 2014.

    "I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake," Obama said of Sony's decision.

  • Would you rather invest in Cuba, China or Russia?  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Cuba on the hurdles to running a business there. The "Closing Bell" crew discuss whether they'd invest in Cuba.

  • Obama knows Cuba won't change overnight  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reflects on President Obama's comments at his final news conference of the year, in which he addressed the changes in Cuba policy.

  • Cuba debt, often inert, moves on political winds Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 19- The historic breakthrough in U.S.- Cuba relations closes a Cold War chapter but leaves unresolved issues that investors need to pick through carefully, with Cuba's opaque economics and financial health poorly understood in world markets. Cuba has effectively been shut out of global financial markets for decades. said Thomas Herzfeld, a Miami...

  • President Obama discusses the new opportunity with Cuba.