Most Shared Stories Tagged: Cuba

New route for Cuban exiles

The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Cubans who flee their island for the United States are trying a new route: through Mexico, and Mexican authorities fear a mass exodus of Cubans coming through in coming years.

Global Politics

Fidel Castro resigns

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana about the announcement today that Fidel Castro is stepping down as president of Cuba; Cuba's national assembly will elect the country's next president this weekend.

Global Politics

Cuba over Raul

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with writer Tom Miller about life in Cuba since Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother, Raul, 19 months ago; Miller is the author of "Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels through Castro's Cuba."

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 Guerrero. The Mexican government wants to build a hydro-electric dam near the popular tourist resort of Acapulco and local residents aren't happy about it. The World's Lorne Matalon reports.

Global Politics

Bans lifted in Cuba

In the last week, Cuba's government has overturned sweeping bans on goods and services in the county, and so Cuban citizens can now buy computers, microwaves even cell phones