Category: Cuba

Colombia on the International Stage

Today, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos travels to Havana to meet with Cuban officials and Venezuelan President Hugo Ch├ívez, currently convalescing in a Havana hospital. This hastily planned…

Iranian Soft Power in Latin America: Yet Another Information Network

Back in 2008, LatAmThought wrote about Iran’s presence in Latin America. The topic has generated significant interest in recent years, as the Islamic Republic has continued to strengthen…

The Next President’s Policies Toward Latin America

Back in 2000 then-candidate George W. Bush pledged to make this a “Century of the Americas.” ”Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America,” then-candidate…

Developments in Cuba

This sure has been one hell of a week for Cuba news. A good friend of mine, Jamie Weinstein, interviewed me about the latest developments for his blog….

Cuban Students Speak Out?

by Michael Bustamante and Elizabeth Jordan     Since assuming the interim presidency of Cuba in July 2006, Raul Castro has drawn much attention for encouraging Cuban citizens…

Reclaiming Cambio for Cuba

Lance Armstrong probably never anticipated that his Livestrong campaign would inspire so many imitators, let alone in Cuba. But on October 29th, 70 young Cuban citizens wearing rubber…