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Cuba Politics

A History of the Future? Obama's Lessons to Cuban Civil Society

Rafael Hernandez | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Rafael Hernandez

President Obama's address to a group of specially selected and invited representatives of Cuban civil society, which we saw on television, is a gem of political craftsmanship which ought to be studied in our university communication courses and Communist Party political schools.

Yes, You Can Travel To Cuba. That's Not All That's Changed This Year.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

One year ago, President Barack Obama and Cuban head of state Raúl Castro jointly announced a historic deal to re-establish diplomatic relations betwe...

Latin American Leaders Cheer Historic Opening Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 12.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Leaders across Latin America from both the right and the left cheered on the historic steps taken by the governments of the United States and Cuba to ...

Fidel Castro Weighs In On Historic Handshake

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro finally weighed in on the death of his ally Nelson Mandela, in a “Reflection” that addresses the famous handsha...

Cuba Is Also Having an Election -- But Campaigning Is Strictly Forbidden

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

Cuba's municipal elections for delegates to the People's Power are now getting underway again. The atmosphere would be similar to that of any other country during the period of nominating local representatives, if not for one crucial details.

What Does a President Do? And What Does Raul Castro Actually DO?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

So far in 2012, Raul Castro has given very few signs of industriousness in office. If we count the hours he has appeared in public, the speeches he's made, and the trips he's taken... we have to conclude that his productivity is extremely low.

The Fear of Sitting Down to Talk

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

In parallel with the tendency to confront our pressing problems from multiple angles, there is also a current that feeds the rejection of the other.

Forgive Me Father for I Have Sinned: On Ideology and Governance in Cuba

Luis Perez-Simon | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Luis Perez-Simon

When you are Pope Benedict XVI, all roads do lead to Rome. Some just take a detour by places like Miramar, Cuba, where Fidel Castro lives.

They Spy on Us, and With Their Own Tools, We Spy on Them

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

How many telephones do you think are listened into by the political police? I asked a man who once worked for state intelligence and who now is just one more private citizen.

Cuban Support For GOP Softening

St. Petersburg Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Younger exiles show less interest in Cuba and are more engaged in national issues, Democratic pollster Sergio Bendixon says. "They give Cuba almost no...