A Portrait of Carlos Franqui
by Ken Weisbrode
The autodidact poet, journalist and propagandist Carlos Franqui was instrumental in making the Cuban revolution chic. He was also one of the first of the revolutionary generation to abandon it.
SOURCE: History Today
Review: Elizabeth Dore's Grassroots History of Socialism's Decline in Cuba
The loosening of state control over Cuba's economy has delivered most benefits to white Cubans with relatives sending remittances from the United States to start businesses in Cuba. Afro-Cubans and migrants from poorer provinces have suffered.
We Need to Talk About Cuba
by Joseph J. González
U.S. policymakers should understand that Putin may observe the sixtieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis by provoking another one.
SOURCE: The Conversation
5 Ways Americans Misunderstand Cuba
by Caroline McCulloch
Both the Cuban government's censorship and many Americans' nationalistic perspective hinder an accurate understanding of even the basic history and politics of the Cuban-American relationship.
SOURCE: Foreign Policy Research Institute
Haiti, Cuba, and the History of U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean (Virtual Event July 29)
Michael J. Bustamante and Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall are featured in a discussion of American intervention in the Caribbean and its relationship to current turmoil in Haiti and Cuba. July 29, 2:00 PM.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Black Lives Matter Misses the Point About Cuba
by Jorge Felipe Gonzalez
American activists who recognize the antiracist achievements of the revolutionary Cuban government miss the ways that that government's authoritarianism and more recent economic policies disproportionately harm Afro-Cuban people.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Cubans Took to the Streets in 1994, Too
by Rozzmery Palenzuela Vicente
Since the Clinton administration, decreased willingness by the US to accept Cuban migrants as political refugees has eliminated a significant safety valve against dissent on the island – encouraging Cuban dissidents to leave. This may make current protests more enduring and possibly more effective.
SOURCE: Made by History at The Washington Post
The Cuban Revolution Explains Why Younger Cuban Americans Supported Trump
by William Kelly
The collapse of revolutionary ideology and wrenching economic transition in Cuba has influenced younger Cuban emigres to embrace individualistic and materialistic politics that align with Republican candidates and Donald Trump.
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