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Science, Tech & Environment

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.

Politics

No cigar just yet: Many obstacles remain before complete normalization with Cuba

President Barack Obama’s December 17 announcement that he would begin normalizing relations with Cuba sparked hot debate on both sides of the Florida Strait. It also began a political process that won’t end until a highly fractious Congress can agree on new legislation, not likely to happen any time soon. Among other obstacles is the long-questioned human rights record of the Castro regime. Independent watchdog organization Freedom House says Cuba falls just shy of its “worst of the worst list” for denying its citizens political rights and civil liberties.

Arts, Culture & Media

For jazz pianist, Obama's trip to Cuba 'beyond what I'd ever thought I'd see'

Arturo O'Farrill took a few moments to talk about Cuba before his concert at New York's Birdland on Sunday night. O'Farrill is son of "Chico," the famous Cuban jazz composer and conductor. Arturo is carrying on his dad's legacy, both on the jazz scene and as a Cuban-American. And he is planning to bring his father's ashes with him on a journey to Cuba soon.