All posts in: Cuba

Cuba’s Potential

Writing in the July Wired, Clive Thompson suggests why Cuba could prosper in the future: Educational levels are high for a developing country, with nearly 100% adult literacy; a third of adults have high school diplomas. One of five young Cubans ...

Signs of change in Cuba

An NPR reporter in Cuba suggests that change — at least of a kind — is underway. Writes NPR, “There are signs in Cuba that Fidel Castro’s power is truly waning, despite that many Cubans have a hard time believing that his ...

Cuba Evolving

Journalist Ann Louise Bardach spoke at the New America Foundation today about the situation in Cuba, touching on several drivers of Cuba’s future. Of Cuba itself, she had this to say: The transition has begun: Castro is not coming back to ...

US in Latin America: 2 redirects

Moises Naim suggests two ways to redirect US policy in Latin America and reengage with the region: end the trade embargo with Cuba engage with Brazil, beginning with a trade agreement Of Cuba, Naim writes: The first step toward draining the appeal ...

Cuba: a transition scenario

Cuban dissident Oswaldo Jose Paya Sardinas offers a “program for change” whose elements outline a scenario for a moderate transition to a democratic Cuba: We want to preserve the right to free health care and education, and to expand our ...

Cuba will drill for oil

Cuba is about to begin drilling for oil in the Florida Straits, with the help of Indian and Chinese companies. This could have two effects on Cuba: Significant finds could give the Cuban government some hard currency to work with, potentially ...