How Obama’s olive branch caused a Cuban exodus

For decades, Cubans have been fleeing the austerity of their homeland for the riches of America. But now as relations between the two countries thaw, Cubans fear the favourable immigration rights granted to them by what’s known as the Cuban Adjustment Act may be soon taken away.

This has prompted the numbers trying to get to America to soar. This Week’s World reports on an unintended consequence of the end of the cold war between the US and the Caribbean island a hundred miles off its shore.