Little more than a year after the US and Cuba announced plans to begin normalizing relations, the two countries announced the resumption of direct, scheduled commercial flights between them — which haven't existed in more than 50 years.
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Roman Catholic Pope Francis met in the Western Hemisphere's least religious country, the first meeting since the 1000-year-old divorce between their two Christian sects. Here's how the Middle East brought them to the Caribbean.
Five Central American nations and Mexico got together and figured out a plan to get nearly 8,000 stranded Cuban migrants from Costa Rica to the US border. That kind of laser-like focus on solutions just doesn't happen for other Central American migrants.
If you eat what you think of as Cuban food in the US, you might be surprised by the food available in Cuba. For example, the famous Cubano sandwich was created in Florida. But you can find unique dishes you might not find anywhere else in the world today. Food writer Steve Dolinsky is in the middle of his first trip to the island.
For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the countries in the world with 4 letters. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author David Jenkin about his travels in Oman, Togo, Peru, Mali, Laos, Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, and Iraq. Jenkins wrote the book, "The Four Letter Countries: The Zany Adventures of the Alphabet Traveller."
President Obama today announced an easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba. The new rules will also allow American telecommunications companies to apply for licenses in Cuba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Professor Lisandro Perez, founder of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.
President Obama's January 2010 deadline for shutting down the Guantanamo detention facility is drawing near. Meeting that deadline will be difficult. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Cully Stimson about the challenges in closing Guantanamo.
President Obama's self-imposed deadline for closing the controversial detention operation at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is this Friday. He's already acknowledged he won't meet that deadline. The World's Katy Clark finds out how people there are preparing.
More from WikiLeaks: A US diplomat in Havana wrote about a growing rift between Cuba and Jamaica about anti-drug trafficking efforts. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC correspondent Karen Madden James in Jamaica.