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Global Politics

The Pope Visits Cuba

The Pope begins his visit to Cuba on Monday. Many Cubans are ecstatic that the pontiff has chosen to honor Catholics on their island nation. Others worry that the visit overshadows continued political repression.

Business, Finance & Economics

Cuban coffee

For the Geo Quiz we're on the island of Cuba, looking for its largest mountain range. It's known for its coffee plantations but these days there isn't enough coffee in Cuba - once a major coffee exporter - to even meet the demands of the local population.

Global Politics

Cuba: My Revolution

Cuban artist Inverna Lockpez initially threw herself into Fidel Castro's revolution jettisoning her plans for art school. She ran afoul of the regime and fled to the US. Now she's telling her story. Anchor Lisa Mullins interviews Inverna Lockpez.

Conflict & Justice

Change slow in Cuba

Cuban president Raul Castro has talked about reform since taking over from his brother Fidel in 2006. But a new report from Human Rights Watch found things are not improving as much as originally thought. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Nik Steinberg.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit - Gonzalo Ascencio

Anchor Lisa Mullins profiles Cuban songwriter, Gonzalo Ascencio. Known mostly by his nickname Tio Tom, he wrote hundreds of rumbas, but got little credit. Now 17 after his death, a new CD pays tribute to the man some call the "Irving Berlin of rumba."

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.