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  • 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...

  • CIRO REDONDO, Cuba, March 31- Cuba, battling a chronic energy deficit, has all the sunshine, wind and sugar to fuel what should be a booming renewables sector- if only it could find the money. Turning Cuba's renewables potential into reality has become a state priority over the past year since crisis-stricken ally Venezuela slashed subsidized oil shipments to Cuba...

  • HAVANA, March 8- Swiss firm Nestle is close to reaching a deal with Cuba on forming a new joint venture to build a $50 million to $60 million factory to produce coffee, biscuits and cooking products, company Vice President Laurent Freixe said on Tuesday in Havana. Cuba has upped its drive to attract foreign funds in a bid to stimulate the economy in recent years,...

  • MIAMI, Jan 27- Two Florida ports have canceled plans to sign cooperation pacts with Communist-ruled Cuba after state Governor Rick Scott threatened to cancel their funding if they did business with the "Cuban dictatorship." The news comes as Cuba watchers are looking closely for signs of how the United States' fragile detente with Cuba will fare under President...

  • President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap the move to normalize relations between Washington and Havana, one of former President Barack Obama's signature foreign policy initiatives, if he doesn't get a better deal. "We're hopeful that when the Trump Administration conducts a thorough review of U.S.- Cuba policy, they will see how enhanced cooperation...

  • HAVANA, Jan 13- The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce met with Cuban President Raul Castro and in separate meetings with members of Castro's economic cabinet on Friday, as they prepare for the advent of a more hostile Trump administration next week. "The goal of the U.S. business community has shifted from seeking more from Cuba to preserving what exists from the...

  • HAVANA, Jan 9- Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Cuba and foreign partners drilled four offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012, raising concerns that U.S. sanctions meant the...

  • HAVANA, Dec 27- Cuba's economy shrank 0.9 percent this year in tandem with the crisis in key trading partner Venezuela, President Raul Castro told the National Assembly on Tuesday in a closed-door speech, predicting a slightly brighter outlook for 2017.. The figure suggests sharp economic contraction in the second half after the cash-strapped government...

  • HAVANA, Dec 27- Cuba's economy shrank 0.9 percent this year in tandem with the crisis in its key trading partner Venezuela, President Raul Castro told the National Assembly on Tuesday in a closed-door speech, predicting a slightly brighter outlook for 2017.. The figure suggests the economy contracted sharply in the second half after the cash-strapped...

  • The sun sets over Havana on the evening before the U.S. officially reopens their embassy after 54 years.

    Cuba has suggested that its famous rum serves as a means of paying back Cold War-era debt.

  • Death of Fidel Castro will not lead to immediate transition of power

    Diego Moya-Ocampos, Latin American analyst at IHS, discusses what the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro means for the communist country.

  • Castro's death & the US-Cuba relationship

    John Kavulich, Former President, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Cuba Trade & Economic Council, discusses what impact, if any, Fidel Castro's death will have on the U.S.

  • Trump's Cuba approach: What it means for travel

    CNBC's Susan Li reports on whether the election of Donald Trump will change America's policy toward the island nation. And Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on traveling there.

  • Cuba post-Fidel

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks to Cubans about what happens in their country now.

  • Cubans prepare for Castro memorial

    In Havana, workers are busy preparing the city's Revolution Plaza for two days of tributes to the late Fidel Castro. NBC's Jim Gray reports.

  • President Barack Obama and Cuba's President Raul Castro shake hands during their first meeting on the second day of Obama's visit to Cuba, in Havana March 21, 2016.

    Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says the president-elect could reverse the U.S. opening to Cuba unless Havana changes its approach.

  • Fidel Castro observes the May Day parade at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba May 1, 1998.

    Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced communism and defied 10 U.S. presidents, has died at age 90.

  • Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) is a communist Cuba politician. This photo is circa 1954.

    Fidel Castro's life was synonymous with Cuban history. Here are some key moments.

  • These dentists and engineers found a faster way to make money -- baking

    Highly-skilled workers are leaving the public sector for new, better financial opportunities.

  • Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba's University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana in this picture provided by Cubadebate.  The pictures of Castro with Perdomo were taken on January 23, 2015 according to Perdomo's account.

    Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their tributes to mark his 90th birthday, and the iconic leftist revolutionary also lambasted his old foe, the U.S.