Cuba’s relationship with the United States is like one of a student, where the power is asymmetrical.
Bypassing intermediaries between the masses and their leader is the secret object of desire of every populist.
I proudly belong to a generation that when we were both young, we and the Cuban Revolution marched, singing with all the enthusiasm and ingenuity, "Cuba yes, Yankees no." We also sang “Fidel, Fidel, what does Fidel have that the Americans can’t defeat?" and “Cuba, how beautiful is Cuba, whoever [Read more]
Exactly 55 years and 11 months after the United States withdrew its ambassador from Cuba, Barack Obama has just proposed that his country's Senate confirm diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to the post.
While it is a highly symbolic step, it will have little practical effect, as it seems improbable that Senate [Read more]
The coup in Brazil, the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Front in Colombia, and the outbreak of protests on the streets of Venezuela all signal an Orange Spring in Caracas.
The visitor was the same, but the conversations were different.
In Havana, the dominating idea was of bilateral relations: We are distinct, but we should forge a common future.
In Buenos Aires, the agreements were many, so the dominating question was different: How do we construct a good future for this region?
<b>With less than a year until the end of his presidency, Barack Obama continues to add to his political legacy. He could make his chapter in Cuba the most successful, if not the easiest to write, given that in Florida, it so happens that the Cuban electorate has slowly but surely accepted the idea that the time has [Read more]
This is what we could call Obama’s legacy.