Cuba: Forbidden Fortune

American business set their sights on what could be a lucrative opportunity 90 miles offshore. CNBC takes you inside the story of a Communist country's recent reforms, its people and untapped potential.

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90 Miles off the coast of Key West Florida is a hidden treasure, one that if opened could generate millions in revenue for U.S. based businesses. That treasure is of course Cuba, a tiny island under the crush of economic sanctions but also on the edge of major transformation. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera brings viewers the story of the country's government reforms and potential in the CNBC Original Production Cuba: Forbidden Fortune.


  • Inside Cuba: Photos From Havana Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 1:27 PM ET
    For 50 years, there has been a U.S. embargo in place against Cuba. Not only are very few U.S. goods allowed to be exported to the country, there are travel restrictions for American citizens, as well. Because of that, Cuba has remained a bit of a mystery to many.However, we now have a rare glimpse inside the communist country thanks to a visit by Pope Benedict XVI. The visit, which comes 14 years after Pope John Paul II stepped foot on the island, has given hope for political and economic change

    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.

  • Havana, Cuba

    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.

  • Business In Cuba     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    For decades, Cuba has been known as a forbidden country. It's also a hidden treasure that if opened, could provide a massive boom to U.S. companies, many of which are ready, willing and, in some cases, already doing business with Cuba. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has more.

  • Doing Business with Cuba, Despite Embargo Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    The Cuban flag flying in Park Central in Havana.

    Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods have been exported from the U.S. to Cuba for the past several years, and it's legal—despite the fact that an embargo is still in place.

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  • As CNBC's chief international correspondent, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera appears on CNBC's Business Day programming.