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  • Inside Cuba: Photos from Havana Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    The US government is opening up to Cuba. Here are pictures of life in Havana, and what changes the country has been undergoing.

  • How do you invest in Cuba?  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks at what stocks are moving on news of normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

  • President Barack Obama was set to announce a shift in policy toward Cuba on Wednesday and the Associated Press reported the changes would include the opening of an embassy in Cuba and the start of talks to normalize relations. The shift in policy, which could be one of the biggest changes in decades of animosity between communist-ruled Cuba and the United...

  • US debit & credit cards allowed in Cuba: Report  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the latest details in the thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

  • Cuba iconic cruise destination: CEO  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    Edie Bornstein, Crystal Cruises CEO, discusses how the cruise industry could benefit by improved relations with Cuba.

  • Keys to eliminate Cuba embargo  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera explains what Cuba will have to do for the U.S. to eliminate its embargo.

  • Cuba releases US prisoner Alan Gross  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    American Alan Gross who spent 5 years in a Cuban prison has been released. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera explains how this impacts the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

  • Cuba releases American Alan Gross  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    According to an Obama official, American Alan Gross has been released after spending five years in a Cuban prison, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments. Passage of the 1,603- page bill was a long, tough struggle in the Senate and the House of Representatives...

  • EU-Cuba talks delayed by dispute over cultural event Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    BRUSSELS/ HAVANA, Dec 9- Cuba has delayed negotiations towards an accord with the European Union aimed at opening up the Communist-ruled island, citing a dispute over an EU cultural event in Washington, people close to the matter said on Tuesday. The third round of talks, due to take place on Jan. 8-9 in Havana, was scheduled to discuss human rights, always a sensitive...

  • HAVANA, Oct 24- Some of Cuba's best-known economists are openly questioning the very core of the Soviet-style command economy and saying market reforms under way are too modest to boost weak growth. Their influence on government policy-makers is difficult to gauge due to the secretive nature of the ruling Communist Party, but they clearly have been given...

  • MONTEVIDEO, Oct 24- Uruguayans vote in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday with opposition challenger Luis Lacalle Pou almost certain to force leftist ruling coalition candidate Tabare Vazquez to a run-off. Opinion polls show Lacalle Pou of the centrist National Party winning about 31 percent of votes in the first round and the two men...

  • Opinion polls ahead of the presidential election show young center-rightist Luis Lacalle Pou forcing the governing coalition's Tabare Vazquez, a former president, into a runoff vote in late November. Vazquez, 74, brought the leftist Broad Front to power 10 years ago and won praise for his blend of pro-market economic policies and social welfare policies.

  • Why Venezuela is so desperate, in 5 easy charts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    A technician takes a sample of crude oil from a well operated by Venezuela's state-owned oil company in Morichal, Venezuela.

    Despite its oil revenues, Venezuela's economic and fiscal situations are in free fall. Learn why here.

  • Strange bedfellows: Cuba joins US in Ebola fight Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, nurse Dalila Martinez, trainer of the Cuban medical team to travel to Sierra Leone, practices proper disposal at a training camp, in Havana, Cuba.

    Cuba has sent a disproportionately large number of medical workers to combat Ebola in West Africa.

  • HAVANA, Oct 3- Dinners at fancy restaurants, week-long family vacations and a flat-screen TV: the bribes that Cuba accused Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian of giving Cuban officials were modest by corruption standards in many developing nations. Tokmakjian's company, the privately held Concord, Ontario- based Tokmakjian Group, says prosecutors failed to...

  • HAVANA, Oct 3- Dinners at fancy restaurants, week-long family vacations and a flat-screen TV: the bribes that Cuba accused Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian of giving Cuban officials were modest by corruption standards in many developing nations. His company, the privately held Concord, Ontario- based Tokmakjian Group, says prosecutors failed to prove any of...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 29- A little-known Canadian federal agency helped put in place a total of $418 million worth of Cuban deals for a firm headed by Cy Tokmakjian, the businessman jailed for corruption in Havana last week. The total value of CCC's Cuban contracts with the Tokmakjian Group between 1992 and 2011 was C $418 million, said corporation spokeswoman Lina Seto.

  • TORONTO/ HAVANA, Sept 29- Cuba offered to free jailed Canadian executive Cy Tokmakjian in return for $55 million and company assets, his company said on Monday, but the deal fell through because the firm didn't have the money and the businessman wanted to clear his name.

  • CUBAN COURT SENTENCES CANADIAN EXECUTIVE CY TOKMAKJIAN TO 15 YEARS IN BRIBERY CASE; TWO AIDES GIVEN 12 AND 8 YEARS EACH- COMPANY.