Category: Cuba

Connecting democratic leaders for a hemisphere of freedom

     

  As authoritarian regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela generate sociopolitical turmoil, economic disruption, and human rights abuses, only a concerted international effort by liberal democracies will establish a “hemisphere… Read more »

Towards a Hemisphere of Freedom: Connecting Democratic Leaders in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela

     

Democracy in Latin America has experienced an ‘annus horribilis’ in 2018, research suggests. Authoritarian regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela have led to sociopolitical turmoil, economic disruptions, and human rights… Read more »

Latin America’s democratic resilience: institutional innovation beats populism

     

The resilience of democracy in Latin America is impressive, notes Javier Corrales, a professor of political science at Amherst College, and author of “Fixing Democracy: Why Constitutional Change Often Fails… Read more »

Kleptocratic solidarity: Russia aids Venezuela’s ‘mafia state’

     

Russia has sent a senior delegation to Venezuela to consult high-ranking government officials on a plan to stem the brutal economic collapse in a key Kremlin ally, Bloomberg reports: Venezuela… Read more »

Is Cuba’s vision of ‘market socialism’ sustainable?

     

In short, no – at least, according to William M. LeoGrande, professor of government at American University in Washington, D.C. “The constitutional reforms recognizing private property and the new regulations… Read more »

Cuba’s new constitution preserves Communist monopoly on power

     

Lawmakers in Cuba have endorsed a draft of a new constitution for the communist island nation that could, among other things, allow for the legalization of same-sex marriage, CNN reports. But… Read more »

Market-Leninism: Cuba’s ‘cosmetic’ reforms aim to forge China Model?

     

Are Cuba’s ruling Communist Party’s proposed constitutional revisions “a way to move the island into the 21st century” or cosmetic changes designed to maintain single-party rule akin to the China… Read more »

Cuba’s authoritarian state – image vs. reality

     

  A Cuban exile group is forwarding complaints to federal authorities about alleged human-rights violators in Cuba who now live in the United States, with the goal of deporting people… Read more »

After ‘sham election’, four steps for rebuilding Venezuela’s democracy

     

Electoral authorities declared President Nicolas Maduro, the Council on Foreign Relations notes, with about 68 percent of votes cast, the winner in a Sunday snap presidential election. Roughly 46 percent… Read more »