Fidel Castro

Global 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.