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Cuba after Fidel

For almost 50 years, the United States has imposed a trade embargo and travel restrictions against communist Cuba. But in April, the U.S. announced that it would ease some restrictions on travel and commerce between the two countries.

With Barack Obama and Raúl Castro now in charge, change is openly talked about on Cuba's street corners -- from young people testing the limits of protest to the government forging new economic partnerships around the globe.

Correspondent Peter Eisner and producer Ara Ayer traveled to Cuba in the winter of 2009 to determine where U.S.-Cuban relations might be headed and explore the impact of the change in Cuba's leadership.

""Cuba after Fidel" is a collection of signature videos, interviews, blogger perspectives, an online radio show on U.S.-Cuban relations and web original videos including hip hop video protesting politics and a poet praising the revolution.

Cuba after Fidel

From pop culture to Obama, how Cubans see the U.S.

Signature Video

From pop culture to Obama, how Cubans see the U.S.

Despite years of ill will between the U.S. and Cuban governments, many Cubans still have fond feelings for America -- and look forward to changing relations under U.S. President Barack Obama.

Posted: March 11, 2009 20:32   Comments: 2
Cuba embraces Obama and clamors to end the embargo

Web Original Video

Cuba embraces Obama and clamors to end the embargo

President of the National Assembly of Cuba Ricardo Alarcón gives his thoughts on U.S.-Cuba relations and advocates an end to the embargo.

Posted: March 11, 2009 19:08   Comments: 5
Cuban hip hop group protests racism and injustice

Web Original Video

Cuban hip hop group protests racism and injustice

The change in leadership from Fidel to Raúl Castro has allowed for increased political expression in Cuba. Watch members of rap group Anonimo Consejo explain their role in the Cuban hip-hop movement and rehearse their song "Liberate."

Posted: March 10, 2009 20:05   Comments: 6
U.S. misses out on flourishing Cuban business

Signature Video

U.S. misses out on flourishing Cuban business

Cuba is doing business worldwide, but the United States is hardly in the game. A long U.S. government boycott of the island means most American businessmen are losing out to Europeans and others when it comes to everything from agriculture to medicine to oil.

Posted: March 10, 2009 15:18   Comments: 11
Cuban writer praises revolution through poetry

Web Original Video

Cuban writer praises revolution through poetry

Cuban writer Pablo Armando Fernandez shares his thoughts on the Cuban revolution and reads one of his poems.

Posted: March 9, 2009 17:43   Comments: 1
Social, economic change is in the air in post-Fidel Cuba

Signature Video

Social, economic change is in the air in post-Fidel Cuba

With Raúl Castro now in charge, change is in the air and being talked about openly in Cuba's streets, from young people testing the limits of protest to the government forging new economic partnerships around the globe.

Posted: March 9, 2009 12:49   Comments: 5
Tune in: Online radio show on Cuba and the U.S.

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on Cuba and the U.S.

Worldfocus.org's radio show looks back to the roots of U.S.-Cuban relations and forward to the potentially changing relations under President Barack Obama.

Posted: January 28, 2009 09:41   Comments: 6
What’s on Obama’s (full) plate?

In the Newsroom

What’s on Obama’s (full) plate?

Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge had some down time on the set this week, during which he helpfully compiled a list of all the global challenges facing President Barack Obama. What do you think is the most pressing issue?

Posted: January 23, 2009 10:31   Comments: 8
Obama faces challenges south of the border

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Obama faces challenges south of the border

Following his inauguration on Tuesday, Barack Obama faces many serious global challenges -- some of them in Latin America. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses how he might tackle Mexican drug violence and relations with Cuba and Venezuela.

Posted: January 20, 2009 17:12   Comments: 3
Reevaluating U.S.-Cuban relations on the anniversary of revolution

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Reevaluating U.S.-Cuban relations on the anniversary of revolution

The new year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, and Anthony DePalma of The New York Times discusses where Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations might be headed.

Posted: January 1, 2009 15:19   Comments: 0
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