The largest release of political prisoners in Cuba in a decade is underway. Europe wants to improve its tense relations with the island. But many remain doubtful that Castro's gesture is a sign of real change. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Nik Steinberg, Cuba researcher for Human Rights Watch, about the situation in Cuba, where the government has promised the release of 52 political prisoners. The first seven were freed and flown to Spain today.
A diplomatic dispute between Teheran and Washington over a missing Iranian nuclear scientist has taken a new turn. The Iranians say he was kidnapped by the CIA. Washington says the scientist came to the US on his own free will. Marco Werman learns more.
Paris may be the most visited city in the world but there are parts of it few have ever seen. The Catacombs began as limestone quarries. Today they are the playground of the bold and the brave. Don Duncan brings us below the surface of the City of Light.
The Somali Islamist group, Al-Shabab, has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings that killed more than 70 people in Kampala. Ugandan authorities say they've made some arrests. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from the BBC's Will Ross in Kampala.
Two thirds of Temporary Protected Status applications processed so far in US have been from Florida. The problem is that the numbers are far lower than everyone thought they would be. From ?Under the Sun? and WLRN in Miami, Alicia Zuckerman reports.
We're looking for a department of Guatemala, where major drug bust just happened. This department is on the country's southern coast, on the Pacific Ocean. We'll tell you what washed up on the shores, after you take crack at naming the department.
The coastal state of Escuintla is the answer to the Geo Quiz. Authorities there this week intercepted a 55 foot submarine loaded with a US bound cargo of cocaine. Steven Dudley has been researching drug trafficking in Central America.
One program to help Haitians cope with the post-earthquake conditions comes by way of the New York City Fire Department. As the BBC's Nick Davis reports, the program was designed for Americans, but is helping Haitians.
Spain's San Fermin festival is underway in the capital of Navarra, a region of northern Spain and its narrow cobblestone streets were jammed with runners from bulls. A three minute risky dash ahead of a small herd of bulls. Name this Spanish city.
BP is working to contain the worst oil spill in US history. It's fouled coastlines of five states. But that fact doesn't quite convey just how big this thing is. The website www.ifitwasmyhome.com superimposes the spill over any location in the world.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Spanish city of Pamplona, where the annual Running of the Bulls is under way. One of the participants this year is an American, Bill Hillman. It's the fifth year he's run with the bulls.
Today we take you to Paris by way of Morocco, or perhaps Morocco by way of Paris. Hindi Zahra's debut mixes jazz and blues with a generous measure of Moroccan folk music and a few dashes of funk. From PRI's The World.
The World's Jeb Sharp brings you the latest on the twin bombings in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The double blasts killed some 70 people. The main suspect at this stage is the Somali insurgent group al Shabab.
Some Muslim women wear what's called a burqa. It's a garment that covers nearly the entire body with holes for the eyes. Several European countries are considering making it illegal to wear the burqa in public. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.