Post Tagged with: "Cuba"

Cuba: The Embargo Continues

Cuba: The Embargo Continues

It would be good if the embargo on Cuba were lifted but the establishment of diplomatic relations do no such thing. Rumors of the its demise are greatly exaggerated.

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Critical Questions on the US-Cuba Rapprochement

It could be naive to think that Obama’s openings to Cuba were just a move to improve relations without expecting any reciprocation in terms of democracy and human rights.

The Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations

The Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations

If President Obama can summon the courage to take bold steps, he could secure a place in history as the president who finally solved the riddle of Cuba.

Review – Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Review – Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Parker’s analysis of internet censorship subversion in Russia, Cuba and China shows the myriad challenges faced by bloggers, but is not rigorous enough for an academic text.

Democracy in Cuba

Democracy in Cuba

As the global financial crisis deepens, Cuba’s socialist experiment and its attempts to give democracy a participative social orientation may gain a global relevance in this age of uncertainty.

Fifty Years On, Midway Through the Cuban Missile Crisis: A Report Card

Fifty Years On, Midway Through the Cuban Missile Crisis: A Report Card

The Cuban Missile Crisis remains of great interest to scholars, but a lack of public interest suggests that understanding how humans make history takes a little longer.

Why Hugo Chavez’s Illness Matters

Why Hugo Chavez’s Illness Matters

On June 10th President Hugo Chavez went under the knife in Havana to remove what Venezuelan officials called a pelvic abscess. Since that date, Chavez has been out of the public eye. For a loquacious president fond of giving seven hour speeches to a bleary-eyed audience, this is an extraordinary amount of time to maintain silence, leading to rampant speculative fervour within Venezuela, and internationally.

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