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  • CARACAS, Feb 20- Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several provincial cities on Thursday as protests escalated against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 10- The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist-ruled country in 2008..

  • EU eyes warmer Cuba ties with push for new accord Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Feb 10- The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist island in 2008..

  • U.S. policy change on Cuba stalled - by Obama Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    MIAMI/ HAVANA, Feb 6- U.S. relations with Cuba are at their best in almost two decades, but President Barack Obama seems unwilling or unable to confront a well-organized anti- Cuba lobby and push for further progress.

  • *EU tries to position itself for future transition in Cuba. BRUSSELS/ MADRID, Jan 30- The European Union will agree next month to deepen relations with Cuba in its most significant overture to the communist nation since diplomatic sanctions were lifted in 2008, people close to the matter told Reuters.

  • *EU tries to position itself for future transition in Cuba. BRUSSELS/ MADRID, Jan 30- The European Union will agree next month to deepen relations with Cuba in its most significant overture to the communist island since the bloc lifted diplomatic sanctions in 2008, people close to the matter told Reuters.

  • *Obama poised to bypass Congress on some policy initiatives. WASHINGTON, Jan 28- President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to bypass a divided Congress and take action on his own to bolster America's middle class in a State of the Union address that he used to try to breathe new life into his second term after a troubled year.

  • PRISON IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA- SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS.

  • HAVANA, Jan 28- Cuban President Raul Castro challenged Latin American and Caribbean leaders to improve healthcare and education, telling a regional summit on Tuesday they have the natural resources to eradicate poverty but may lack the political will.

  • 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

    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

    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.