Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba's new vice president, has been tapped to take over from Raul Castro when he steps down as president in 2018. The 52-year-old former education minister is relatively unknown outside his home province, but is now on a campaign to increase his national exposure.
South Korean companies employ about 55,000 North Koreans at the Kaesong Industrial Complex. But the North has blocked trucks and workers from the South, as Kim Jong Un's regime continues to express its displeasure with U.S.-South Korean military exercises.
New York's African Film Festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with the theme "Looking Back, Looking Forward." It is honoring the first generation of African filmmakers like Ousmane Sembene, and introducing a new wave of African directors. Host Michel Martin talks with festival founder Mahen Bonetti. They're joined by Frances Bodomo, who is showing her short film Boneshaker at the event.
Toyota, Honda and other Japanese automakers are doing just fine in the U.S. Sales have rebounded, buoyed by a weaker yen and the usual lineup of reliable cars. In the home market of Japan, however, the car makers are struggling.
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