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Playa Girón - a microcosm of catastrophe and the blueprint of subsequent failure.

Evaluating the Bay of Pigs invasion 60 Years on

This paper, originally written in 2001, analyses the evidence and argues that the US failure at Playa Girón can be read as a microcosm of US policy towards Cuba in the subsequent 60 years. It concludes that not only was the invasion a catastrophe in the short term, its effect in Cuba and the US was to guarantee that US aims would be frustrated for long afterwards.

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A series of talks from the Cuban capital

Perspectives on Covid from Havana

Like the rest of the world, Havana and Cuba have just completed the first full year of Covid 19.  It has done so with the full force of the U.S. embargo on its neck, including additional measures enacted by the Trump administration and so far not modified or removed by the Biden administration.  What has Havana been like the past year?  What is it like now? What have been the major challenges and achievements?

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Dates for your diary 29 April and 12 May

Cuba, the economy and China: IISC seminars at the University of Buckingham

The IISC, in collaboration with the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Buckingham, in the UK continue their research seminars this Spring with two international speakers.

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Seminar on Race by Havana expert

Cuba Forum hosts first seminar live from Cuba

The Cuba Forum based at the University of Nottingham has arranged its first research seminar to be held live over conferencing software FROM CUBA on 23 March 2021 .

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First video is a seminar at the University of Buckingham

IISC launches YouTube Channel

The International Institute for the Study of Cuba now has its own dedicated YouTube Channel and has launched it with a video recording of a seminar held at the University of Buckingham on 10 March, 2021.

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Understanding Cuba

University of Nottingham launches Cuba blog

A new blog has been launched by the Cuba Research Forum at the University of Nottingham.

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