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US contractor Alan Gross starts a hunger strike in hopes of being released from a Cuban military prison

US Contractor Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years on charges of spying. He's now going on a hunger strike. He says it's to protest both the Cuban and US government. Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive, explains the real danger of Gross doing such a move, both for the contractor and for US Cuban relations.

Development & Education

For the first time in 50 years, a group of Cuban students just arrived in Florida carrying student visas

Miami has always been a hub for Cuban ex-pats. But recently, a group of students from the island just arrived in Florida carrying student visas. It marks the first academic trip of its kind since the revolution started 50 years ago. With the island loosening travel restrictions, programs like this are now emerging.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Isla de la Juventud, south of mainland Cuba. This weekend, the island was directly in the path of Hurricane Gustav, the powerful Category 4 hurricane with its screaming 140 mph winds. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana.

Development & Education

For the first time in 50 years, a group of Cuban students just arrived in Florida carrying student visas

Miami has always been a hub for Cuban ex-pats. But recently, a group of students from the island just arrived in Florida carrying student visas. It marks the first academic trip of its kind since the revolution started 50 years ago. With the island loosening travel restrictions, programs like this are now emerging.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Cuban province of Matanzas, home to the Elian Gonzalez ? the boy at the center of an international custody dispute. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geo quiz we were looking for the name of the neighborhood in Cuba's capital city of Havana that enjoyed days of glitz and glamour before the Cuban revolution.

Arts, Culture & Media

Getting past the Bay of Pigs

Cubans are marking the 50th anniversary of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion this week. Cuban exile Alfredo Duran was among the men who fought there. He tells anchor Marco Werman why he favors dialogue with Havana and lifting the US embargo.