At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.» Read More
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Cuban government has released a purported letter from Fidel Castro, amid rumors the former president's health is failing.
HAVANA-- For the first time since the height of the Cold War more than half a century ago, Cuba is giving its people the freedom to leave the country without government permission, scrapping the detested exit visa that kept many from traveling outside the communist nation for even a few days. said Mercedes Delgado, a 73- year-old retiree. "
HAVANA-- Cuba shuttered hundreds of medical facilities last year, including 54 hospitals, as the country reorganizes its health care sector. Cuba is proud of the universal, free health system installed after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, but his younger brother and successor Raul Castro has stressed that medical care must be more efficient and less wasteful.
CARACAS, Venezuela-- President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela's opposition.
Jalil Rasheed, CEO, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management explains why the election year and strong domestic consumption are beneficial for stocks like Aeon and IHH.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabera in Havana with the latest on the Pope's meeting with Fidel Castro.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story on Pope Benedict's visit to Cuba, praying for those denied freedom on the communist island.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story on economic change in Cuba, and Fidel Castro's upcoming meeting with Pope Benedict.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story on Pope Benedict's visit to Cuba as the country sits on the edge of significant economic reform.
From classic cars that still prowl the streets, to the business of tourism, we take you inside Cuba for a look at what life is like for its 11 million citizens.
The pope's visit to Cuba is providing a rare opportunity to see first hand the economic state of one of the last bastions of socialism, and whether or not a few new market-oriented laws are the start of meaningful change.