Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano highlights the story of a Cuban blogger denied access to the U.S. Yoani Sanchez was supposed to travel to New York yesterday to receive Columbia University's Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the oldest international award in journalism.
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President Barack Obama renewed the U.S. embargo with Cuba this week. As usual, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, Latin America is an afterthought in U.S. foreign policy planning.
The Committee to Protect Journalists -- in a report out on Tuesday -- says 17 editors, reporters, photographers, columnists and a publisher have been killed in Russia since 2000. Joel Simon of CPJ discusses how the murders have impacted Russian journalism.
PBS Wide Angle shares the story of a Cuban boy training at a boxing academy in Havana, where losing is not an option. Boxing holds a special place in Cuban society, and the country often dominates at the Olympic Games.
The United States has turned off the news ticker that was running across the U.S. interests section in Havana. But though that sign is off, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, there's no sign that the Obama administration plans to go much further than that to improve relations with Cuba.
Apropos of the current health care debate in the United States: What happens when a government you happen not to approve of does some good things? The case in point is Cuba, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, where the level of health care is startling.
The Organization of American States has voted to rescind the ban on Cuba’s membership in the largely U.S.-financed, Washington-based assemblage, but don’t stop the presses (or click the send button) yet, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.
As the U.S. protests the idea of letting Cuba become a member of the Organization of American States, Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner argues that it's time for the U.S. to stop thinking of Latin American nations in terms of "left versus right."
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Honduras on Tuesday, attending a meeting of the Organization of American States. One issue on the table was Cuba, which was kicked out of the OAS in 1962. Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what it would take for Cuba to be re-admitted into the organization.