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HAVANA, July 7- Cuba has prosecuted and is likely to send Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian to prison after he denounced corruption in the Havana government's awarding of contracts, his company said on Monday. "Cy Tokmakjian spoke out against corruption as it was clear the company was losing contracts to others for unexplained reasons.
HAVANA, July 3- Cuba on Thursday criticized as illegal the record U.S. fine against French bank BNP Paribas, saying President Barack Obama's administration has now imposed more Cuba- related penalties than that of any previous U.S. president. BNP Paribas this week pleaded guilty to two criminal charges that it violated U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Sudan and Iran.
Prosecutors are also seeking a total of $91 million in fines or forfeitures from three Canadians and 14 Cubans in a case that has been closely watched by potential investors wary of how Cuba treats foreign executives.
Arriola, 67, said a weeklong trip to the island last year had opened his eyes to what he now believes is a failed U.S. policy of trying to isolate Cuba. Tired of waiting for the end of communism in Cuba, more and more Cuban-Americans have concluded that it is time for the United States to allow more engagement with the island they left behind, polls show.
*U.S. can "go after" freed Taliban if they pose threat. WARSAW, June 3- President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the deal to get U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl out of Taliban captivity, saying questions about the circumstances of the soldier's capture did not negate the need to bring him home.
WARSAW, June 3- President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the deal to get U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl out of Taliban captivity, saying questions that have emerged about the circumstances of the soldier's capture did not negate the need to bring him home.
WASHINGTON, June 3- President Barack Obama on Tuesday his administration's operation to rescue Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity, saying the United States was committed to freeing its prisoners of war regardless of how they were captured.
The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba.
Cuba will open itself more to international investment and allow the existence of wholly owned foreign firms, but some experts doubt the benefits.
New Cuban law will allow foreign investors to 100 percent of a business there. Thomas Herzfeld of Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors, provides guidelines for U.S. investors.
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.
As Venezuela's economic woes deepen and violent clashes increase, Cuba's economy is walking on a tight rope.
About half a million Americans legally travel to Cuba every year, and tour professionals are hopeful that policies may change to allow more.
President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba's economic reform.
Gordon Mott, executive editor of Cigar Aficionado, showcases this year's top three cigars and explains why this is the "golden age" of cigars.
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.
The first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season to threaten the United States formed Thursday and was on a path for the Gulf Coast.