As the pre-trial resumed Monday, the proceeding has almost become a forum to debate how America deals with what the Bush administration called "enhanced interrogation techniques" — what most authorities now call "torture."
In Cuba, basic aspects of democracy as they exist in the US are rarely seen. So when the communist leader was faced with a free press questioning him about political prisoners on the island, he just said there were none.
Radio and TV Martí, a US government operation that has delivered news and information to Cuba since the Reagan Administration, is at a crossroads. Many argue that the Martis remain critical. Others say the broadcaster is a Cold War relic and are calling for its end.
World leaders and regular people gathered Tuesday in South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela — a man who was labelled a terrorist by the US until 8 years ago, a friend of China and Cuba, and now a symbol of hope and reconciliation for millions. We also look at Saudi Arabia's interest in its own human genome project, one of the most extreme zipline rides in the world, and a video game where the villian is alcoholism. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
The biggest beneficiary of Netflix's move into Internet-challenged Cuba may have nothing to do with the service on the island. It will be the ability to feature some of Cuba's best filmmakers to a global audience.