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Jane Franklin

The OAS and Cuba-U.S. negotiations

The OAS and Cuba-U.S. negotiations

The White House is desperately trying to preserve the OAS as its primary organization for managing Western Hemisphere Affairs. After all, the Organization of American States is based in Washington and it used to work for the White House.

The historical context of the Cuban Five

The historical context of the Cuban Five

Proclaiming that the doctrine of American exceptionalism emerged dramatically alongside U.S. policy toward Cuba, we reproduce the presentation given by historian Jane Franklin during the 5 Days for the Cuban 5 event held in Washington, D.C.

The embarrassing flight of the three hawks

The embarrassing flight of the three hawks

All three Cuban-American members of the U.S. Senate — Robert Menéndez, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz – wish they could say truthfully that their parents “fled Castro’s Cuba”. The embarrassing reality is that their parents left Cuba while General Fulgencio Batista was running the country after the 1952 coup.

CELAC: A paradigm shift

CELAC: A paradigm shift

The CELAC Summit has become an alternative to the Organization of American States with meetings that are free of Washington’s domination. Established in 2011, it is a paradigm shift of historical importance. Has it left the OAS behind?

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