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Global Politics

Cuba plans massive layoff

The Cuban government says it will slash a half million government jobs over the next six months. The idea is to shrink the government payroll while increasing private-sector jobs. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Andy Gomez at the University of Miami.

Arts, Culture & Media

New nations

Sunday's referendum in southern Sudan got us thinking about new countries for the Geo Quiz. It's worth noting that there have been more than 30 countries created in the past two decades. So here's the question: What are the 5 newest countries?

Conflict & Justice

Belgium's linguistic divide

Belgians go to the polls on Sunday for European Parliament elections. But it's a complicated process because of long-standing language and cultural divisions. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Belgian party leader Philippe Delstanche to find out more

Development & Education

Getting Cubans online

Cubans are eager to get more online access. But will their government permit it? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Robert Faris of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society about why Cubans are having such a tough time logging on.

Global Politics

Guam awaits the Marines

The population of Guam is expected to increase by 50% in the next four years. That's because the U.S. plans to redeploy thousands of Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa. It threatens to strain Guam's infrastructure as Akiko Fujita reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz has at least two answers: the body of water between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula is called the Persian Gulf by Iran and the Arabian Gulf by the Saudis. Anchor Marco Werman learns more about this geographical dispute from William Rowe.

Global Politics

Violence in Belfast

Community leaders in Northern Ireland today are trying to figure out why violence has returned to the streets of Belfast. There've been riots for the past three nights. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Father Gary Donegan in the Ardoyne.