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Jesús Arboleya

Obama’s farewell to Cuba

Obama’s farewell to Cuba

It seems that President Obama has concluded his policy of reforms in relations with Cuba with the acceptance of a new migratory accord that eliminates the dry-foot-wet-foot policy, and the Parole Program for Cuban doctors who collaborate in third countries.




Fidel Castro and history

Fidel Castro and history

Although he himself predicted it in his final public appearance, Fidel Castro’s death has not failed to affect the Cuban people and the rest of the world. Fidel was an invincible soldier, a high-ranking intellectual and an extraordinary politician, but none of these qualities are sufficient to characterize the dimension of his figure.




Cuban-Americans and the Trump administration

Cuban-Americans and the Trump administration

One of the questions posed by Donald Trump’s victory is whether or not he’ll continue the policy adopted by Obama toward Cuba, and some have already reprised the quaint idea that that question will be decided in Miami.




Obama, the U.S. vote at the U.N., and the blockade

Obama, the U.S. vote at the U.N., and the blockade

We are at an unprecedented moment in the relations between Cuba and the U.S., a time when it’s important to appreciate the triumph of a “culture of resistance” that now has to find other forms of expression and act in correspondence with the new reality.




Obama’s executive order upholds meddlesome attitude of U.S. toward Cuba

Obama’s executive order upholds meddlesome attitude of U.S. toward Cuba

Although the new directives state that there is no intention to promote a “regime change” in Cuba, it sets out the objectives that the U.S. pursues in the current relationship, taking advantage of the opportunities that (according to the document) are offered by the “endogenous changes underway in Cuba.”




Colombia is a mirror

Colombia is a mirror

The world was struck dumb by the news that the Colombians had rejected the peace accord reached between the government and the FARC-EP guerrillas. But the truly transcendental fact is that more than 60 percent of the registered voters chose not to vote and turned away from the process.




Donald Trump’s chances

Donald Trump’s chances

Since we don’t know who will win and nobody knows what to expect, no matter what the results of the presidential election, what’s most important is to understand that we’re in the presence of an unprecedented electoral process that indicates the degree of bewilderment and lack of consensus in U.S. society.




The problem of ‘Cubanness’

The problem of ‘Cubanness’

As the wise Fernando Ortiz said: “He who wants to be Cuban is Cuban.” And, for the good of Cuba, we should all encourage the shared pride of being Cuban.




Cuba in the U.S. elections

Cuba in the U.S. elections

So far, despite the tremendous media impact created by the reestablishment of relations, except for brief references in the platforms approved by each party, and an occasional comment by a presidential candidate, Cuba has not been a relevant issue in the current U.S. elections.




What will Cuba gain from its relations with U.S.?

What will Cuba gain from its relations with U.S.?

One year has passed since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, it’s worthwhile to analyze the reasons why the Cuban government has accepted the challenge, aware of the dangers and difficulties that are very much included in the package.




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