Carrie KahnCarrie Kahn is NPR's international correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and Latino USA.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (in blue jacket), visits the container port at the Special Enterprise Zone in Mariel, Cuba, on Oct. 6. Cuba is creating the zone to encourage trade and foreign investment. Some foreign companies are eager to move in, though the Pritzker said Cuba's commitment to free trade was not year clear.
Pope Francis celebrates mass in Cuba's Revolution Square Monday. In his homily, Francis called on Cubans to heed Jesus Christ's invitation to overcome resistance to change.
Tourists in an American classic car are driven past a billboard welcoming Pope Francis in Havana on Tuesday. The crush for the pope's visit will strain Cuba's limited tourist infrastructure.