Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Is A Complicated Process
Melissa Block talks to Roberta Jacobson, assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, about the first steps toward restoring diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique
This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
Cubans Eager For More Economic Investment
We have Cuban reaction to the move toward normalization of ties between the country and the U.S.
New Romanian President Vows To Crack Down On Corruption
On Sunday, Romania will swear in a new president, the first from one of that country's ethnic minorities. Klaus Iohannis, a little known mayor from Transylvania with German ancestry, scored a surprise victory last month over Romania's prime minister.
New Cuba Relationship Could Be A Boon For American Farmers
Two-thirds of the food Cubans eat is imported — but the reestablishment of ties with the U.S. could open opportunities for American farmers.
With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition
Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady, but not-yet-guaranteed progress.
Apple Responds To BBC On Conditions At Asian iPhone Suppliers
Jeff Williams, the tech giant's vice president for operations, told British-based employees that Apple has done more than any other company to ensure fair and safe working conditions.
Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both
Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.
Obama's Wide-Ranging, Year-End News Conference
The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.
Obama Says Sony Should Not Have Pulled Film Over Threats
"That's not what America's about," the president said in a news conference, calling the cancellation of The Interview's release a "mistake." The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the attack.
A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money
Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.
Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.
Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal
Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. He's said to have provided info about Cuban spies in the U.S.
Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals
A day after the president's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime.
Tourism Industry Gears Up For Lifting Of Cuban Travel Ban
Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.