U.S. Cruise Operators Forced to Stop Cuba Sailings, Angering Travelers

June 5 (Reuters) - Major U.S. cruise operators said on Wednesday they will no longer sail to Cuba following the Trump administration's ban on travel to the Caribbean island, angering travelers and prompting worries about trip cancellations and company earnings. The new restrictions are aimed at pressuring Cuba's Communist government to reform and stop supporting Venezuelan … [Read more...]

U.S. Ban on Cruises to Cuba Creates Chaos for Travelers

By Sarah Marsh and Marc Frank HAVANA, June 4 (Reuters) - The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The tightening of the decades-old U.S. embargo on Cuba will further wound its crippled … [Read more...]

Trump Administration Bans Cruises to Cuba in Clampdown on U.S. Travel

By Sarah Marsh and Marc Frank HAVANA, June 4 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further pressure the Communist island over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The tightening of the decades-old U.S. embargo on the Caribbean's largest island … [Read more...]

This Sanction-Proof Rig Beats U.S. Policy From Cuba to Russia

By Jack Farchy and Chiara Albanese (Bloomberg) -- The oil rig was built mostly in China and drilled its first well in Cuba. Now it’s delivering a victory for Russia in its fight against U.S. sanctions. Italian oil giant Eni SpA and Russia’s state-controlled Rosneft PJSC are using the Scarabeo 9 ultra-deepwater rig to drill in water more than 2,000 meters (6,600 … [Read more...]

Blooming U.S. Business Interest in Cuba Wilts Under Trump

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Packed into a remote corner of a pavilion, just 13 U.S. companies took stands at Cuba's sprawling trade fair this year, in a sign of how firms' interest in doing business on the island has dwindled in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. Last year, amid enthusiasm following a detente in relations agreed between former … [Read more...]