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  • HAVANA— President Donald Trump's announcement that he's "cancelling" his predecessor's policy toward Cuba is a good deal less than meets the ear. And while his policy has the stated aim of helping the country's nascent private sector, it contains a measure that could damage thousands of small-business people who host, feed and transport independent American...

  • MIAMI— Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. Still, Cuba said it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with on topics of mutual interest. Even as Trump predicted a quick end to President Raul...

  • MIAMI, June 16- President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean islands military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and misguided deal" with Havana. Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, Trump signed a...

  • MIAMI, June 16- President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean islands military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and misguided deal" with Havana. Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, Trump signed a...

  • MIAMI, June 16- President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean islands military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and misguided deal" with Havana. Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, Trump signed a...

  • HAVANA— President Donald Trump's announcement that he's "cancelling" his predecessor's policy toward Cuba is a good deal less than meets the ear. And while his policy has the stated aim of helping the country's nascent private sector, it contains a measure that could damage thousands of small-business people who host, feed and transport independent American...

  • MIAMI, June 16- President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean islands military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and misguided deal" with Havana. Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, Trump signed a...

  • MIAMI, June 16- President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean islands military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and misguided deal" with Havana. Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, Trump signed a...

  • MIAMI, June 16- President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the islands military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and misguided deal" with Havana. But Trump was leaving in place many of Obamas changes, including the reopened U.S....

  • Mistake for Trump to reduce business opportunites in Cuba: Expert

    Philip Peters, Cuba Research Center president, provides perspective to President Trump's proposed plan to restrict business relations in Cuba.

  • Cuban President Raúl Castro

    Cuban President Raul Castro said he will step down from power after his second term ends in 2018.

  • HAVANA, June 16- American tourists strolling the ample squares and narrow streets of colonial Havana may not know it, but from novelist Ernest Hemingway's famed Floridita bar to Sloppy Joe's eatery, they are probably patronizing businesses owned by Cuba's military. It is that lucrative line of business that President Donald Trump will target when he rolls out...

  • HAVANA, June 15- American tourists strolling the ample squares and narrow streets of colonial Havana may not know it, but from novelist Ernest Hemingway's famed Floridita bar to Sloppy Joe's eatery, they are probably patronizing businesses owned by Cuba's military. It is that lucrative line of business that President Donald Trump will target when he rolls out...

  • June 15- Marriott International Inc Chief Executive Arne Sorenson on Thursday urged the Trump administration to improve relations with post-Castro Cuba and recognize tourism as a strategic tool in the effort. President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new Cuba policy on Friday. The policy is likely to tighten some rules on travel and trade, and partly...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday a policy of engagement with Cuba has financially benefited the island's government in violation of U.S. law, further fueling expectations that President Donald Trump this week will roll back parts of former President Barack Obamas opening to Havana. Speaking ahead of Trumps expected trip to Miami on Friday to...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- President Donald Trump is expected to visit Miami as early as next Friday to announce a new Cuba policy that could tighten rules on trade and travel, rolling back parts of former President Barack Obamas opening to the island, according to a U.S. official and people familiar with the matter. Trumps aides are nearing completion of a review of...

  • A large drawing of Cuba's late President Fidel Castro is displayed in the Playa neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, November 29, 2016.

    The Trump administration is nearing completion of a policy review to determine how far it goes in rolling back former President Barack Obama's engagement with Cuba.

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- The Trump administration is nearing completion of a policy review to determine how far it goes in rolling back former President Barack Obamas engagement with Cuba and could make an announcement next month, according to current and former U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions. The White House said in February that Cuba...

  • HAVANA, April 28- Cuba plans to reduce spending further in 2018 following two years of budget cuts, the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma wrote on Friday, as a deepening crisis in socialist ally Venezuela puts the squeeze on its finances. "The basic premise is to meet production and service goals through efficiency and a lowering of costs to levels less than...

  • Cuba watchers are looking closely for signs of how President Donald Trump will deal with the country, given he threatened during his campaign to roll back the fragile detente between the Untied States and Cuba, former Cold War foes. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro stunned the world in December 2014 when they announced the United States...