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  • US Is $500 Million Supermarket to Cuba Friday, 28 May 2010 | 2:31 PM ET
    Cows in a meadow

    U.S. businesses sold $528 million in food products to Cuba last year, from small dairy farmers to multi- billion dollar agribusiness corporations. And they seem to have one thing in common:  mixing a little social messaging in with their sales.

  • American Businesses Hoping to Cash In On Cuba Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    The Cuban flag flying in Park Central in Havana.

    American industries of all kinds—from travel and telecom to construction and energy—would be poised to profit if the 52-year trade embargo with Cuba were lifted. Among the first businesses to cash in would be those involved with tourism, most experts agree.

  • Who's Doing Business with Cuba, Despite Embargo Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 9:35 AM ET
    Women carrying Cuban flag through Havana streets.

    Despite an economic embargo against Cuba that has existed for a half century, Americans and citizens of US allies routinely conduct business with the country, including trade and tourism.

  • Emerging Market Rising: Colombia Monday, 17 May 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    Mention Colombia to the average American and negative references come forth—drug trade, instability and guerrilla warfare. But Colombia,  like some other emerging-market countries, has sidestepped the current economic downturn that has plagued developed nations, and is moving up.

  • Latest Numbers: Companies Contribute to Haiti Relief Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 7:46 AM ET
    Housing is left in ruins in Morne Saint Lazare Delmas in Port-au-Prince,

    Major companies continued to pour support into the Haiti relief effort following last Tuesday's devastating earthquake, and the US Chamber of Commerce said corporate aid pledges had already exceeded $16 million by 11 am Eastern.

  • Latin America — A Two-Speed Region Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:27 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    South America, which boasts a range of basic resources and agriculture, is showing signs of rebounding from the global recession. But political uncertainty continues to plague the continent.

  • Cuba Struggles, Turns Out the Lights to Save Economy Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 4:12 PM ET

    It's hard to find a spare tire in Cuba these days, or a cup of yogurt. Air conditioners are shut off in the dead heat. Factories close at peak hours, and workers go without their government-subsidized lunches.

  • Cramer Says No to NII Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 6:38 PM ET

    He thinks there’s a better way to play Latin America’s mobile market.

  • Swine Flu Sends Cruise Ship Home Early Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 10:22 AM ET
    After an incident aboard the Crown Princess, the cruise ship returns to the port at Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006. The Crown Princess suddenly rolled heavily to its left Tuesday, throwing passengers and crew to the deck and leaving two people critically injured, including a child, officials said.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Aruban health authorities checked passengers and crew from the cruise ship Ocean Dream on Friday for signs of the swine flu that cut short their Caribbean trip, and some could find themselves spending still more time on board.

  • Latin American Stocks Edge Higher as Oil Prices Rise Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 5:48 PM ET
    South America with Markets
  • Latin American Stocks Mixed on Brazil Recession Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 5:51 PM ET
    South America with Markets

    Latin American stocks were mixed Tuesday as Brazil officially slipped into recession and Mexico reported a slight drop in May inflation, boosting chances of an interest rate cut.

  • Dollar Could Slump on AAA Rating Fears: Analyst Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 5:59 AM ET

    As talk of the United States' ability to keep its AAA rating resurfaced Wednesday, one analyst told CNBC that the impact could be prove a major drag on the strength of the dollar.

  • The global economy has crashed and so has the price of oil. The same countries that used billions from crude exports to subsidize gasoline at home, even as prices hit record highs elsewhere in the world, are now under tremendous strain.

  • Investors Swap Bum Stocks for Sunny Island Trips Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 7:19 AM ET

    A Caribbean hotelier is offering investors stressed out by the financial meltdown a chance to swap their sinking stocks for sun-drenched beach vacations.

  • World Markets Olympic Challenge Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    In the spirit of the Beijing Olympics set to begin on Friday, we thought it would be fun to apply a CNBC twist to the summer games.  Which World Market Index is poised to win the gold?

  • Global Scorecard: Latin America on Top Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    As the second quarter begins, and uncertainty in the U.S. market prevails, investors might want to start looking south for some opportunities.  For the first quarter, Latin American indices were amongst the best performers around the globe. 

  • Investing in Colombia: Video Roundup Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 3:43 PM ET

    Change has come to Colombia. The South American nation was not so long ago synonymous with narcotics trafficking, violent revolutionary groups and shocking assassinations of prosecutors and judges.

  • Latin American Markets Standing Tall Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    Stocks in Argentina, Brazil, Columbia and Mexico are posting big gains.

  • Woods, Els Team Up on Luxury Development in Bahamas Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 11:54 AM ET

    Tiger Woods and Ernie Els go toe-to-toe at this weekend's U.S. Open near Pittsburgh, but the golf greats are partners in a real estate development in the Bahamas, CNBC's Scott Wapner reports.The new community for the super-rich, backed by the private equity firm Tavistock Group, offers 350 homes and luxury apartments ranging in price from $4 million to $20 million.

  • Mexico Takes Off Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

    A booming housing market, a surge in direct foreign investment and new investment laws are driving both the economy and the stock market.