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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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.