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Arturo Lopez Levy

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 02.14.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

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 a century. Yet that's just what has happened in the last few weeks.

The University Is for Counterrevolutionaries

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 05.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

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.

Cuba: The CELAC Summit and Its Challenges

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 04.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The presence in Havana of an overwhelming majority of the heads of state of Latin America and the Caribbean confirmed the gap between Washington and the rest of the continent with respect to Cuba.

Barack Obama and Raul Castro: More Than a Handshake?

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 02.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

A simple handshake doesn't have to be exaggerated, but it matters. Civility isn't sufficient but it is a necessary and praiseworthy conduct in international affairs. It is worth remembering that international politics is made of many societal actors.

The U.S. Cuba Embargo: Making Diplomacy Impossible

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

Instead of seeking a superficial fix, the United States needs to lift its trade embargo on Cuba or at least remove the country from the state terrorism list. The time has come to normalize economic ties, improve political relations, and allow financial transactions to function regularly.

President Obama: In Search of a Creative Policy Towards Cuba

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

With the emergence of autonomous civil society and a significant market-oriented sector in Cuba, the U.S. insistence that the embargo is against the Castro government, not the people, becomes contradictory.

No Man Is an Island (Fidel Castro Turns 87)

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 10.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

Unlike Mao in China and Stalin in the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro seems comfortable with his planned succession

Now It Is Not the Time to Change the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 09.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The only danger to the Cuban Adjustment Act is Marco Rubio, and Mario Diaz-Balart's reckless rhetoric about the Act. By opening a congressional debate about the statute, they have become the disease they pretend to cure.

Obama And Cuba: How Will US-Cuban Relations Change (LISTEN)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jan. 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, when the nation's U.S.-backed government was overthrown and Fidel Castro took power. A f...