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