Cuba stands out as a success story as it battles COVID-19. At the same time, it has seen renewed public attention around police brutality. Despite top-down efforts to silence dissent, activists say they are making some headway.
Among the 845 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a surprisingly high number are located in just a few European countries, and even more are based off European influence. This has serious implications about the cultural preservation for the history of much of the rest of the world's people.
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.
Anchor Lisa Mullins looks back at the time when Jackie Robinson first traveled to spring training with the Brooklyn Dodgers: the year was 1947 -- and, for fear of racial trouble, the Dodgers decided to hold their training in Cuba instead of Florida.
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.
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.
The BBC's Michael Voss reports from Havana on the significance of tomorrow's visit by Russian President Dimitry Medvedev. The close relationship between Havana and Moscow ended right along with the Cold War.