Cuba

Politics

No cigar just yet: Many obstacles remain before complete normalization with Cuba

President Barack Obama’s December 17 announcement that he would begin normalizing relations with Cuba sparked hot debate on both sides of the Florida Strait. It also began a political process that won’t end until a highly fractious Congress can agree on new legislation, not likely to happen any time soon. Among other obstacles is the long-questioned human rights record of the Castro regime. Independent watchdog organization Freedom House says Cuba falls just shy of its “worst of the worst list” for denying its citizens political rights and civil liberties.

Conflict & Justice

Life after Gitmo

President Obama signed an executive order to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba by January 2010. The World's Katy Clark tells us about how former Guantanamo detainees often struggle to reintegrate into society after their release.

Conflict & Justice

Guantanamo suicides

New questions are being raised about the deaths of three Guantanamo prisoners in 2006. The US military said the three detainees took their own lives. But attorney Scott Horton says the prisoners were murdered. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him.

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.

Conflict & Justice

Have a cigar!

Our Geo Quiz is about cigars this time. The best cigars come from Cuba. At least that's what cigar aficionados say. But it's been illegal to import Cuban cigars to the US since the 1960s. We want you to name two of the most popular with cigar lovers.