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.
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.
There's range of reaction throughout Latin America to today's news that Fidel Castro has resigned; we hear from The World's Lorne Matalon in Mexico, reporter Manuel Rueda in Colombia, and the BBC's James Ingham in Venezuela.
Much of the world is thrilled at the election of Barack Obama to the American Presidency. But any wish that he be a 'president of the world' is likely to go unfulfilled. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
Cuba's blogosphere is relatively small and its most famous practitioner is Yoani Sacnhez. She says her blog "Generation Y" isn't an act of dissent, but is more a daily diary to describe what it is like to live in Cuba. The World's Carol Hills has more.
Last week, two Cuban actors, en route to the screening of their film "Una Noche" at the Tribeca film festival in New York, disappeared during a layover. It's been speculated that the two were defectors. Reporter Susan Stone speaks to anchor Marco Werman.