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University of Buckingham seminar series to highlight Cuban research

The Humanities Research Institute at the University of Buckingham is hosting a series of seminars by IISC scholars this autumn and winter.

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Salim Lamrani: Assessing Cuba policy under Trump and prospects for a second term (In Spanish)

¿Cuál ha sido la política de Donald Trump hacia a Cuba desde su llegada al poder en 2017? ¿Qué decisiones ha tomado después de haberse mostrado muy crítico con las medidas adoptadas por su predecesor, las cuales consideró concesiones al “régimen cubano”? Sin sorpresa, la toma de posesión de Donald Trump ha marcado un viraje de 180° en la política exterior de Estados Unidos hacia Cuba. Lejos de proseguir con la política de acercamiento iniciada por Obama, al contrario, ha procedido a un recrudecimiento de las sanciones contra la isla atacando las tres principales fuentes de ingresos del país: la cooperación médica internacional, las transferencias de remesas procedentes de la comunidad cubana en Estados Unidos y el turismo.

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'Managing Cuba's Economy in a time of Crisis'

Former Cuban Minister of the Economy to speak at University of Buckingham

Leading Cuban economist and former Minister of the Economy, José Luis Rodríguez, is to give a seminar at the University of Buckingham organised through the IISC and the International Journal of Cuban Studies. The seminar entitled: 'Managing the Cuban Economy in a time of Crisis' will take place in the Anthony De Rothschild Building, Room 1, Hunter Street Campus, at 12 noon on Tuesday 10th March.

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Institute researcher and academic Salim Lamrani gives his view of the late Cuban leader

Fidel Castro: Hero of the disinherited

Three aspects characterize the figure of Fidel Castro. First of all, he is the architect of national sovereignty, the person who restored dignity to the people of the island by realizing the dream of the Apostle and National Hero José Martí for an independent Cuba. Secondly, he is a social reformer who has taken up the cause of the humble and the humiliated. Finally, he is an internationalist who extends a generous hand to needy people everywhere and places solidarity and integration at the center of Cuba’s foreign policy.

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The US move towards Cuba and the Cuban move towards the market

Since 17 December 2014 when the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba was announced, there has been an intensified focus on Cuba in the media. Speculation is mounting that the United States is preparing to lift its 50-year-old economic embargo of the island. This paper places this diplomatic development in the broader context of the process of economic and political liberalisation that has been taking place in the island under the leadership of Raúl Castro and the changing demographics of southern Florida.

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Al Jazeera Preview

Screening: Cuba for Sale + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with IISC Chairman Dr Stephen Wilkinson, journalists Juliana Ruhfus, Seamus Mirodan and others.

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