A historic Summit of the Americas will host both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, as the leaders break over 50 years of Cold War tensions. We discuss the impact these talks will have with Alberto Coll from DePaul University. Milos Stehlik joins us on the show with Carla Oritz and director Carlos Bolado to talk about the Bolivian film Olvidados, screening in Chicago this weekend. Finally we get a taste of Proseco with Enrica Rocca on Weekend Passport.
With relations between Cuba and the United States looking to normalize, the island has become a hot new travel destination. Airbnb already has listings up but the lack of reliable internet has brought some complications. We also talk to Richard Joseph about how Nigeria has coped with the historic elections and our Global Activism takes us back to India to talk with S.R. Hiremath.
Nicolas Maduro's socialist administration continues to face opposition from angered citizens, as protests unsettle Caracas. The latest ban of U.S. officials is only "the tip of the iceberg." We also have Monica Eng and Louisa Chu tell us about their favorite meals for lent and Tony Sarabia shares his thoughts on the French-Cuban group Ibeyi.
Airstrikes by American forces continued for a second night in Libya. Over the weekend British forces targeted Qaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, but today the chief of the UK Defence Staff said Qaddafi himself was “absolutely not” a target.
Without constitutional reform, democracy in Tunisia will be difficult. That’s according to Christopher Alexander, political science professor at Davidson College and author of “Tunisia: Stability and Reform in the Modern Maghreb.”
The Obama administration has high hopes of passing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia during this lame duck session of Congress. In spite of overwhelming support from across the political spectrum, Republican leaders in the Senate show a reluctance to vote on the measure.
"¢ A great second-half performance by the U.S. after underestimating Slovenia leading up to the tournament and the game (more on that in a second).‚ You hate to blame the referee.‚ Teams should assume there will be mistakes and find a way to win despite the officials.