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Jesús Arboleya

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.

How negotiations stand between Cuba and the U.S.

How negotiations stand between Cuba and the U.S.

Looking to the future, it will be very difficult for anyone who is elected President of the U.S. to ignore the advances in relations with Cuba, the concrete benefits that the improved relations have meant for both countries, and the existence of a widespread consensus in favor of the continuation of this process.

The United States’ interest in the Cuban market

The United States’ interest in the Cuban market

The greatest interest of U.S. companies in Cuba lies in taking advantage of the human capital that exists there, so it can be chained at the least possible cost to productions of high added-value in an environment of political and social stability that can scarcely be found anywhere else.

The political debate in Cuba

The political debate in Cuba

Contrary to the perception of many abroad, political debate is a constant element in the daily lives of Cubans. It is present throughout the social fabric and is expressed in a plurality of opinions that is quite different from the purported unanimity that the main media tend to reflect.

A state-regulated private sector: Why not?

A state-regulated private sector: Why not?

What happens at present is that attempts at homogenization have failed and the modern world-system is going through a generalized crisis of governance where almost no model — be it rightist, center or leftist — guarantees the desired levels of political stability to solve the enormous problems faced by humanity.

The Seventh Party Congress in its international context

The Seventh Party Congress in its international context

The Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba will be held this weekend [April 16-18] and its importance has escaped no one. It will be the last one presided by the historical generation of the Cuban Revolution.

Obama’s project for Cuba

Obama’s project for Cuba

President Obama is a firm advocate of the so-called “smart power doctrine,” which posits the rational use of the combined application of all the resources of U.S. foreign policy, i.e., military force, diplomacy, and economic influence, adapted to the specific conditions of each moment and place.

An assessment of Barack Obama’s visit

An assessment of Barack Obama’s visit

President Obama may be the most intelligent and articulate president the U.S. has had since Kennedy. It is therefore not surprising that he awakened the sympathy of the Cuban people.

The meaning of Obama’s visit to Cuba

The meaning of Obama’s visit to Cuba

The importance of this visit lies in the possibility of establishing a precedent regarding the political patterns of what constitutes a unique moment in the history of relations between the two countries.

New amendments are limited and hard to apply

New amendments are limited and hard to apply

With great hoopla, the government of the United States has just announced new amendments to the restrictions of trade with Cuba. Some consider that these measures constitute a “giant” step in the process of normalization of relations between the two countries.

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