Prior to taking office, Barack Obama spoke of the need for a new approach to U.S.-Cuba relations and a sea change from the past. Last April, the Obama administration lifted a few restrictions on Cuban-Americans, including some on travel and on sending money back to Cuba. However, the 47-year-old embargo remain intact. Read what Cuban bloggers are saying.
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Jose Moya, a professor of Latin American history at Barnard College, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the impact of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. Moya explains what U.S. policy has meant for Cuban businesses and for American companies investing in Cuba. He also discusses the future of U.S.-Cuba economic relations.
Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy for the Council of the Americas, and Shannon O’Neil, a fellow in Latin American studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, join Martin Savidge to discuss U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. They discuss natural resources, relations with Cuba, Venezuela and the war on drugs.
Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.
The Catholic Church in Cuba launched a new website on Monday that aims to provide a virtual forum for the island's faithful. Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano interviews Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas on internet activism in Cuba.
Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the fallout continues from the financial woes of Dubai World; an Irish report finds evidence of a church cover-up of abuse; and Cuba stages its first military exercises in 5 years.
Worldfocus Radio takes a comparative look at the progress of LGBT politics and the gay rights movement in different countries and explores the U.S. and Canada as safe havens for gay asylum seekers. Martin Savidge hosts David Rayside and Rachel Tiven.
Read how the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall played out in some parts of the blogosphere today. Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano translates Cuban and Venezuelan bloggers, and Worldfocus contributing blogger Vadim Nikitn writes about why the Global South feels nostalgic for the former Soviet Union.
Though there have been some reforms in recent years, human rights activists say Cuba fundamentally remains a repressive state. Martin Savidge talks to Jose Moya of Barnard College talks about the state of press freedom and the economic embargo.