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Arturo Lopez Levy is a Lecturer and Doctoral Candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is a Research Associate of the Institute for the Study of Israel in
the Middle East (ISIME). Lopez Levy has taught different courses about American politics, Comparative Politics, Problems of International Relations, and Latin American Politics at the University of Denver,
the University of Colorado in Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines. He is a consultant for the New America foundation and the Inter-American Dialogue about Cuba and American policy towards Latin America. In Cuba, before his emigration to the United States, in 2001, Lopez Levy worked as political analyst for the Cuban government between 1992 and 1994, when he resigned his position. Between 1999 and 2001, Lopez Levy was Secretary of the Bnai- Brith lodge of the Cuban Jewish Community. His
doctoral dissertation discusses political liberalization in dominant party regimes through a comparative study of Taiwan and Mexico under the KMT and the PRI.

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How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

(5) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 11:40 AM

When was last time in recent memory a top U.S. official praised Cuba publicly? And since when has Cuba's leadership offered to cooperate with Americans?

It's rare for politicians from these two countries to stray from the narratives of suspicion and intransigence that have prevented productive collaboration for over half...

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Hypocrisy and The Right to Travel to Cuba

(4) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 9:27 AM

Political hypocrisy and cynicism are cancers on the body politics. Most people don't realize the damage they are doing until it is too late. When elected officials set different standards for themselves while advocating policies that limit the constitutional rights of Americans, the credibility of the political system suffers and...

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El Vicepresidente Biden, Cuba y la flor del heno

(5) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Con su entrevista al Vicepresidente Joseph Biden, Yoani Sánchez ha sido la primera víctima de la campaña mediática que la presentó como una de las cien personas más influyentes del mundo.

En cuestión de meses desde la salida de su blog, Sánchez fue presentada como la encarnación...

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Free Alan Gross by Freeing the Cuban Five

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba since December 3, 2009, recently went on a hunger strike in Havana that lasted for eight days. He did so to protest the U.S. and Cuban governments' inaction in negotiating a solution to his tragedy.

Gross is...

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La visita de Laurent Fabius a Cuba: ¿Anticipo del diálogo con Europa?

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 8:44 PM

La visita del canciller francés Laurent Fabius a Cuba es una buena señal para las negociaciones de la Habana con Europa anunciadas a comenzar este 29 de Abril. Fabius fue una de las voces más activas en Europa Occidental, a favor de las sanciones comunitarias contra Cuba a raíz de...

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The University Is for Counterrevolutionaries

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 6:41 PM

A rapper, a graffiti artist, a blogger, two independent lawyers: In all, 17 students have arrived from Cuba with U.S government-sponsored scholarships to study at Miami Dade College.

Having students from Cuba in the United States is a welcome development. Reforms to

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Venezuela: ¿consejos cubanos?

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 3:59 PM

Entre las tragedias que vive Venezuela hoy un consejo y solo uno quisiera dar a los muchos amigos chavistas y opositores que tengo allí: no escuchen consejeros cubanos, no importa si de derecha o de izquierda, no importa si de la Habana o Miami. La política cubana es el modelo...

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Cuba: The CELAC Summit and Its Challenges

(11) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 9:30 AM

With the celebration in Havana of the 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Cuba's presidency of the organization comes to a close. Raúl Castro's government coordinated several regional cooperation initiatives in the areas of education, culture, anticorruption, and mitigating natural disasters. Havana also lead...

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Cuba: la cumbre de CELAC y sus desafíos

(1) Comments | Posted January 26, 2014 | 6:04 PM

Con la celebración en la Habana de la II Cumbre Cuba culmina su presidencia de la Comunidad de Estados de América Latina y el Caribe (CELAC). El gobierno de Raúl Castro coordinó varias iniciativas regionales de intercambio de experiencias en educación, cultura, lucha anticorrupción y enfrentamiento a desastres...

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Mal comienzo para el intercambio estudiantil Cuba-EE.UU.

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 8:46 PM

Un gran revuelo ha causado en la comunidad cubano-americana la llegada de un grupo de estudiantes vinculados a la oposicion en la isla para estudiar en el Miami Dade College (MDC). Los recién llegados cuentan con becas sufragadas por la Agencia Estadounidense para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) a...

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Oposición cubana: El llamado de Glendower

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 2:47 PM

En la obra Enrique IV de William Shakespeare el guerrero Glendower advierte a su primo Hotspur que él no es "gente común" y que cuando nació temblores y volcanes sacudieron la tierra. Glendower dice: "Yo puedo evocar los espíritus del fondo del abismo". A lo que Hotspur contesta: "También lo...

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Barack Obama and Raul Castro: More Than a Handshake?

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 3:31 PM

Nelson Mandela, even after his death, promoted peace and reconciliation among nations and civility between leaders. His funeral has brought about the refreshing image of Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama, of Cuba and the U.S., greeting each other.

The struggle against apartheid was a cause that gathered many around...

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The U.S. Cuba Embargo: Making Diplomacy Impossible

(10) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Just before Thanksgiving, Cuban-American families who had hoped to spend the holidays with their Cuban relatives got some bad news.

On November 26th, Cuba suspended consular services -- including the issuing of passports and visas -- at its interest section in Washington. The move came after the Buffalo-based...

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Barack Obama y Raúl Castro: ¿Más que un saludo?

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 2:28 PM

Aun después de muerto, Nelson Mandela continúa promoviendo la paz y la reconciliación de los pueblos y la civilidad entre los líderes. Su funeral ha traído la imagen fresca de los presidentes Raúl Castro y Barack Obama, de Cuba y EE.UU., saludándose con respeto.

La lucha...

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Una salida definitiva

(1) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 2:45 AM

El anuncio de la suspensión de las funciones consulares de la Sección de Intereses de Cuba en Washington, ante la imposibilidad de encontrar un banco estadounidense que le provea servicios financieros elementales, refleja la precariedad de las relaciones entre Cuba y EE.UU.

Incluso en un ambiente de...

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Presidente Obama: a la búsqueda de una política creativa hacia Cuba

(7) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 2:48 PM

El presidente Barack Obama estuvo en Miami el viernes, contactando la base política que apoyó su reelección en 2012. Como parte de este esfuerzo, Obama apareció en un acto de recaudación de fondos de la Fundación Nacional Cubano Americana, donde discutió algunas perspectivas sobre la política norteamericana hacia...

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President Obama: In Search of a Creative Policy Towards Cuba

(89) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 12:36 PM

President Barack Obama was in Miami on Friday connecting with the political base that supported his re-election in 2012. Obama appeared at a Cuban American National Foundation fundraising activity, where he discussed perspectives on U.S. policy toward Cuba. Some analysis, on the right and the left,...

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La esperanza de Preston Gómez

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2013 | 10:03 AM

Pedro Gómez fue siempre para mi familia "Pedrito". De niño cuando pase varias vacaciones en Guaro, Oriente, mi tía-abuela "Chicha" me llevaba a Preston, también llamado central Guatemala a ver al padre de "Pedrito", el viejo Pedro, quien fue el esposo de Elia, su prima. Chicha había pasado un año...

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No Man Is an Island (Fidel Castro Turns 87)

(4) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 9:31 AM

Regardless of how long he lives, Fidel Castro has already played an influential role in shaping Cuba's political history. Fidel was the most popular leader in a generation of Cubans, a protagonist who reached world dimensions during the Missile Crisis and the struggle against Apartheid in the Southern Cone of...

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Nelson Mandela, Miami y Cuba: "Honrar honra"

(2) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM

No es que la ética sea el fuerte del del mal nombrado U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC pero los muchachos de este lobby pro-embargo contra Cuba siempre sorprenden. Aprovechando las complicaciones de la salud de Nelson Mandela como pretexto, los cabilderos pro-embargo han construido un falso paralelo entre...

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