Today’s main stories: International reaction to this year's visit to Cuba by US President, Barack Obama, was naturally viewed as a major step forward in finally laying to rest the remnants of the cold war. That could be about to be undone though, following comments by the Republican candidate for the US Presidency, Donald Trump, made over the weekend. We speak to Kenya C. Dworkin, associate professor of Hispanic Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, and Louis A Perez from the University of North Carolina.
Courts in Egypt this week approved an asset freeze of five prominent human rights activists and three non-governmental organisations. This is the latest development in a case that has been ongoing for around five years. Egypt's crackdown on human rights activists and political protests has been widely condemned by human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. We speak to Amnesty’s Egypt Researcher, Nicholas Piachaud.
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