Five Central American nations and Mexico got together and figured out a plan to get nearly 8,000 stranded Cuban migrants from Costa Rica to the US border. That kind of laser-like focus on solutions just doesn't happen for other Central American migrants.
A documentary about the Buena Vista Social Club helped put Cuban music on the map. But the US embargo made touring in the US tricky. Now that relations between the two countries have thawed, BVSC will play at the White House on Thursday.
If you eat what you think of as Cuban food in the US, you might be surprised by the food available in Cuba. For example, the famous Cubano sandwich was created in Florida. But you can find unique dishes you might not find anywhere else in the world today. Food writer Steve Dolinsky is in the middle of his first trip to the island.
The legendary U-2 spy plane is under threat. After almost 60 years in service, the U-2s are still effective, efficient and cheap. But the Air Force wants to switch to an all-drone reconnaissance force.
The word ''tears'' and a poem were among the things the Washington censored in the diary of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay without charge since 2002. His memoir took six years to get published.