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.
Bearing in mind ... the fact that Obama lived for many years in Chicago, surely nobody would object if Obama were to visit the city and address public servants on human rights.
This change is something important, particularly for young people whose life experiences with the neighbor to the north lack [the aura of] criminal sabotage.
Months before March 20, 2016, Old Havana was becoming a city cleansed of anti-U.S. graffiti. Not even a hint of the classic “Yanqui, go home” was present. Now the stars and stripes hung waving from ancient balconies. Apart from that, people continue eating rice and beans and frequenting the rundown markets. The [Read more]
While an African-American rules in the United States, power in Cuba remains in white hands.
Without genuflecting, because neither my grandparents nor my parents ever made me bow my head, I thank Obama for visiting my island. The trail he has left behind in his brief time here has great value; it could shift the best of our combined thinking back into the foreground. It has the opportunity to vindicate what [Read more]
It would be fair to say that U.S. President Barack Obama made quite a splash with his trip to Cuba. Analysts and commentators are still discussing the event a full week after its conclusion, with many speculating about a possible turn of the geopolitical weather vane. More concretely, there are those who believe it [Read more]