Tag: Cuba

Cuba’s dissidents hope transition generates change ‘from within’

     

Cuba’s national assembly meets today to elect the next president of the country, Foreign Policy reports. Current vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel is widely expected to be chosen. Still, current president… Read more »

Cuba’s transition prospects (but not to democracy)

     

Authoritarian regimes born of revolutions such as Cuba’s often survive for decades, but they struggle once the revolutionary generation dies off — especially if they cannot find an alternative source of legitimacy,… Read more »

Cuba’s ‘transition to immortality’ aims to guarantee regime continuity

     

A year after Fidel Castro’s death, some wonder whether his brother Raúl is willing to leave power on February 24, 2018—as he promised in 2013, Newsweek reports: Castro has worked to… Read more »

Cuba uses job sector as tool of repression, Amnesty reports

     

  The Cuban voices at the heart of a new Amnesty International briefing describe feeling weighed down and suffocated in their daily lives, the group notes: Successive decades of disproportionate… Read more »

The problem with Cuba’s ‘new economy’

     

When Raúl Castro steps down as Cuba’s president in February 2018, he will hand off to his successor the unfinished task of reforming the economy, notes William LeoGrande, Professor of… Read more »

Video offers rare glimpse of Cuban ‘moderate’ leader’s hardline ideology

     

    The Cuban opposition movement will try to register more than 170 independent candidates for the upcoming general election, which begin in October. But they have almost zero chance… Read more »

Why would labor honor Cuba’s denial of worker rights?

     

Most leaders of the American labor movement understood communism to be a “uniquely dangerous enemy of free trade unionism,” writes Arch Puddington in his sterling biography of Lane Kirkland, the… Read more »

Cuba’s transition will be shaped more by internal factors than external actors

     

In the wake of the new EU-Cuba deal, European Parliamentarians have urged Havana to respect human rights and Brussels confirms that the mutual deal could be cancelled if the Communist… Read more »