Issue #16 The Man Who Could Not Take a Hint Luis Posada Carriles, a man who has admitted involvement in terrorist acts, ended up in federal custody May 17 and now faces immigration charges and potential long-term detention. His case presents the Bush Administration with a conflict between the clear [Read More...]
Issue #15 La Voz de Miami Both sides of the Cuba debate made news in Washington on April 27, but only one side was covered in detail by the U.S. government’s broadcasts to Cuba. More than 600 activists came to Washington for “Cuba Action Day” to [Read More...]
Issue #14 Cuba’s International Economic Strategy Pays Off Rather than rely on expanded market-based reforms, Cuba has embarked on a series of long-term international economic initiatives geared toward strengthening the state economy and increasing trade, aid, and investment. Several of these initiatives have come to fruition in recent [Read More...]
New Moves Could End Investment Slump Article Published in The Miami Herald The diplomatic thaw between Cuba and the European Union has received lots of attention, but its impact is not likely to be dramatic. Official contacts will resume and European contacts with Cuban dissidents will [Read More...]
Issue #13 De-Dollarization For Cuba, it seems that the dollar may be more trouble than it’s worth. Soon, greenbacks will not be accepted in hotels, restaurants, gas stations, or any other commercial outlet in Cuba. Cuba is not abandoning its dual economy where [Read More...]
Seeking Votes by Injuring Cubans Events in Iraq have overshadowed a new, 500-page Bush Administration plan to bring about regime change closer to home: in Cuba. It’s a remarkable plan that casts aside a tool that Democratic and Republican Presidents have long used to open [Read More...]
Issue #12 “Transition” in Detail In the Library of Congress there are thick, yellowing volumes whose brittle pages show how the United States governed Cuba a century ago. These annual reports of the U.S. Army officers who were the military governors of Cuba seem to [Read More...]
Issue #11 Dieting for Democracy Depending on the outcome of a debate that President Bush may settle as soon as today, Cuban families themselves may be targeted, and their welfare harmed, by new measures that would prevent Cuban Americans from sending money to help their [Read More...]
Issue #10 “Transition” With the world’s attention focused on political change in Iraq, the Bush Administration is making plans for a transition closer to home, in Cuba. The Administration has created a commission to devise methods to hasten a transition to democracy in [Read More...]
Cutting Losses: Cuba Downsizes Its Sugar Industry The May 2002 announcement that Cuba would dramatically downsize its sugar industry made definitive a change that had been coming for years, and was forced by international market conditions. With sugar prices falling steadily, and having lost the Soviet bloc [Read More...]
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