The Pope begins his visit to Cuba on Monday. Many Cubans are ecstatic that the pontiff has chosen to honor Catholics on their island nation. Others worry that the visit overshadows continued political repression.
Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in five years as his brother Raul was made head of Cuba's ruling Communist Party. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with professor Andy Gomez of the University of Miami about the significance of the announcement.
Small beauty salons are being privatized in Cuba. Fidel Castro nationalized all small businesses in 1968 and now his younger brother, Raul Castro, is trying to modernize the system without jumping to full scale capitalism.
Cuban president Raul Castro has talked about reform since taking over from his brother Fidel in 2006. But a new report from Human Rights Watch found things are not improving as much as originally thought. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Nik Steinberg.
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.
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