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In Cuba, the post-Fidel era began ten years ago

Ramon Centeno

Under Raúl Castro’s presidency Cuba’s centrally planned economy has significantly integrated market socialist features Ever since Fidel Castro died in November 2016, foreign observers – journalists, political tourists, and the like – have flocked to the streets of Havana.  Let’s go and see communist Cuba before it is too late! they reason. What this reaction misses is that Cuba has already changed: … Continue reading

8 February 2017 by
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Punching above its weight: Cuba’s medical internationalism

Gail Hurley

After Castro’s death and with profound political and economic change across the Americas what is the future for Cuba’s medical internationalism? The death last month of Fidel Castro at age 90 prompted a flurry of commentary simultaneously proclaiming the former Cuban leader a hero or a tyrant.  Biographers and commentators will no doubt pore over his tenure and legacy for … Continue reading

4 January 2017 by
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ALBA: an important but poorly understood regional project

Asa Cusack

Economic and political problems in Venezuela now threaten many of the real achievements of this alternative mode of regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean Venezuela has an abundance of oil and a lack of doctors.  Cuba has an abundance of doctors and a lack of oil.  On 14 December 2004, the two countries launched the Bolivarian Alliance for the … Continue reading

20 January 2015 by
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