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Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016) Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Fidel Castro Ruz: iconic censor of the liberal tradition

All of the world’s struggling masses owe the late Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro an enormous debt for consistently and fearlessly articulating the debilitating aspect of life under under capitalism.
Cubans were jubilant when president Barack Obama visited the island in March, but economic reforms have not progressed in line with the people’s hopes of change. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Is Cuba’s reform going in reverse?

In spite of rapprochement with the US, Cuban president Raúl Castro has put his reform agenda on hold. Why the delay?
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter with Fidel Castro in 2011. Picture taken March 30 2011. Cubadebate/Reuters

Jimmy Carter in Cuba

John Kerry will raise the flag over the American Embassy in Cuba on Friday. That moment is possible thanks to work Jimmy Carter began four decades ago.
Presidents Obama and Castro instigated rumors of a thaw when they shook hands for the first time at the memorial for Nelson Mandela in December last year. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

History lessons from China for future relations with Cuba

This past December, Presidents Barack Obama and Raoúl Castro ended over fifty years of economic and political isolation between the US and Cuba with their shock announcement that they intend to re-establish…
It’s time to reengage Reuters/Enrique de la Osa

Only through engagement will Cuba change

The resetting of US Cuba relations has been a long time in the making but without the Alan Gross case it is likely it would have happened sooner. I think both sides have thought long and hard about what…

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