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.
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.
As US-Cuba ties warm, thousands of Cubans have left the island, worried the new relations will end a US policy that gives them a fast-track to a green card if they reach US soil. This is one family’s journey.
President Barack Obama, on his historic visit to Cuba, laid a wreath at the tomb of legendary Cuban hero Jose Marti. Marti was a poet, author and nationalist, famed throughout Latin America. He died fighting Spanish imperial control. But he also warned against US influence.