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Global Politics

US contractor Alan Gross starts a hunger strike in hopes of being released from a Cuban military prison

US Contractor Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years on charges of spying. He's now going on a hunger strike. He says it's to protest both the Cuban and US government. Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive, explains the real danger of Gross doing such a move, both for the contractor and for US Cuban relations.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer and global hit - "Walking to Guant-namo"

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know how many miles it is from Guantanamo to Havana, Cuba. The answer is 500 miles. American Richard Fleming knows that personally. He walked from one end of Cuba to the other and chronicled the experience in his new book, "Walking to Guant-namo." Anchor Katy Clark speaks with him. And for our Global Hit we feature the music of the late Cuban musician Polo Montañez.

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

Life in Palau after Guantanamo

The Obama Administration has been trying to find countries willing to take in several Uighur men who were detained at Guantanamo. Some have now been relocated to the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has their story.

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.

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.