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Race and Inequality in Cuba Today

From the beginning of Cuban history, among the social themes that have occupied Cubans, the topic of race, with its many aspects, has probably drawn the most attention of scholars, researchers, journalists, writers, and social actors, as well as travelers … Continue reading

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Cuban Development Strategies and Gender Relations

Over the past fifty years Cuban society has radically transformed its institutions and openly encouraged women to become independent, educated, and empowered. As a result, Cuban women revolutionized gender relations and made much more progress than men. This article appraises … Continue reading

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Revolution/Reform and Other Cuban Dilemmas

In Latin America and Cuba during the 1960s, the debate over reform and revolution was conducted as though the two were mutually exclusive (Petras 1966; Jaguaribe 1972; Varios 1973). This polarization is explained by historical circumstances. The Alliance for Progress, … Continue reading

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Cuba at the Onset of the 21st Century: Socialism, Democracy, and Political Reforms

A Necessary Introduction Socialism in Cuba is in a transitional stage. It is obvious that the country has not yet reached a state of pure, mature, and complete socialism, and the Cuban political system and its democracy cannot but reflect … Continue reading

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Poverty and Vulnerability in Cuba Today

This paper analyzes poverty and vulnerability in today’s Cuba. Poverty and vulnerability are important human issues in any context, but even more so in a society that, exactly 50 years ago, embarked on an alternative path of development – socialism … Continue reading

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Cuba: The Left in Government, 1959-2008*

When approaching this topic, it is important to point out what is distinctive about the Cuban case: a triumphant political revolution that remains in power today, that has unleashed a socialist-oriented social revolution, and that has been confronting and resisting … Continue reading

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Religion in Cuba’s Socialist Transition

El presente artículo intenta un ejercicio de síntesis, realizado a partir de resultados de trabajos precedentes más o menos extensos, y de una serie de valoraciones que aguardan aún, en forma de notas, por una elaboración más minuciosa, en especial … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Economy: A Current Evaluation and Several Necessary Proposals

Introduction In academic forums and in various publications, politicians, social scientists and readers in general, both in and out of Cuba, have noted that the economic well-being enjoyed by the Cuban people in the early 80s was severely impacted by … Continue reading

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Looking at Cuba Today: Four Assumptions and Six Intertwined Problems*

Introduction: Assumptions to be considered The changing Latin American scenario, now colored by the international economic crisis, has raised once again the question of possible future trends and the question of whether socialism offers a solution to the local and … Continue reading

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Preface

This issue follows a previous special issue on “Cuba in the 1990s: Economy, Politics, and Society” (S&D no. 29, 2001), which featured mainly Cuban authors discussing the situation on the island during the economic crisis called the “special period in … Continue reading

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