Search Results for "Cubans" : 5

by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:42 am / in Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Friending Cuba

…ternet access to the majority of Cuban citizens and to do so by offering to provide Internet connectivity to the Cubans without caveats. This solution (allowing Internet access without restrictions on Internet monitoring) may seem a little counterintuitive, but hear this: the Cubans have openly rejected such a caveat and, despite the higher cost and spottier connection, are currently in negotiating a deal with Venezuela over a 1,500 km fiber opti…

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by / on March 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Issue, Latin America, World

Close But No Cigar

by   Ten years ago, hardly anyone would have been able to predict that a new era of relations between Cuba and the United States would start with Netflix. And yet, last month’s expansion of the American on-demand streaming service into Cuba signified the first step of a brighter future between two old North American rivals. For the better part […]

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by / on March 27, 2015 at 9:00 am / in Giovanni E. Pagán, Latin America, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, Web Columnists, World

Two Wings of the Same Bird

by     “Cuba and Puerto Rico are two wings of the same bird,” said the Puerto Rican poet Lola Rodríguez de Tió in her poem “A Cuba.” In 1895 these words echoed the close bonds and common heritage that the two island-nations shared and had shared for centuries. Both islands were the last colonial vestiges in the Americas of […]

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by / on November 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Unwrapping Cuba

by In the world’s slow move towards more open and competitive markets, a few countries continue to resist change. Nominally communist and content with becoming quaint relics of a Cold War past, they have allowed the world to pass them by.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in Cuba. Only 45 miles from Florida, Cuba remains mired in poverty and gross economic inequality. However, the February 2008 election of Raúl Castro has brought so…

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by / on March 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

A Latin American Pivot?

by In recent months, there has been much talk of the United States’ “strategic pivot” toward East Asia and the Pacific. With the expansion of our military presence in the region and the withdrawal of troops from our now unnecessary bases in Europe, the United States is positioning itself to be ready for the problems of the 21st century: i.e. possible Chinese encroachment in Southeast Asia or a potential conflict between China and India…

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