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Geo answer

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit - Yusa

Cuban music beyond the Buena Vista Social Club: The World's Marco Werman introduces us to the island's version of Joni Mitchell, a troubadour and eclectic songwriter named Yusa.

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.

Global Politics

Wish for a world leader

Much of the world is thrilled at the election of Barack Obama to the American Presidency. But any wish that he be a 'president of the world' is likely to go unfulfilled. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Global Politics

Castro croons

Cuban leader Raul Castro burst into song as he hosted a visit from Chinese president Hu Jintao. Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us more.

Global Politics

Secret history of talks with Cuba

President-elect Barack Obama has said he could talk directly with Cuba's leaders. And as Cuba-scholar Peter Kornbluh tell us, this is not a new idea. Just about every U.S. president for the last 50 years has attempted some sort of quiet talks with the Cubans. President George W. Bush was not one of them, though.