US Contractor Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years on charges of spying. He's now going on a hunger strike. He says it's to protest both the Cuban and US government. Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive, explains the real danger of Gross doing such a move, both for the contractor and for US Cuban relations.
Pope Benedict XVI is in the midst of an historic trip to Latin America. After a three-day visit to Mexico, he moved to Cuba, where the Catholic Church has been vocal in pushing the island nation to move toward greater freedom.
Fashion may not always be an indication of broader geopolitical trends, but Cubans have been spotted recently around Havana sporting the US flag on their clothes. If you're inclined to read between the lines, these photos seem to suggest Cubans are hopeful of the US and Cuba improving diplomatic relations.
The Trump administration has cut the US diplomatic presence in Havana in half and warned Americans not to visit Cuba, on the suspicion that a secret sonic weapon is making people sick. But scientists say that’s not possible.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Cuban province of Matanzas, home to the Elian Gonzalez ? the boy at the center of an international custody dispute. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana.