Cuba: Politics, Economics, U.S. Relations and Democracy Assistance Efforts


Gustavo Nogueira (Editor)

Series: Latin American Political, Economic, and Security Issues, Global Political Studies
BISAC: POL027000

Cuba remains a one-party communist state with a poor record on human rights. The country’s political succession in 2006 from the long-ruling Fidel Castro to his brother Raul was characterized by a remarkable degree of stability. In February 2013, Castro was reappointed to a second five-year term as president, and selected a 52-year old former Education Minister Miguel Diaz-Canel as his First Vice President, making him the official successor in the event that Castro cannot serve out his term. Raul Castro has implemented a number of gradual economic policy changes over the past several years, including an expansion of self-employment. A party congress held in April 2011 laid out numerous economic goals that, if implemented, could significantly alter Cuba’s state-dominated economic model. Few observers, however, expect the government to ease its tight control over the political system. This book provides an overview of Cuba’s current political and economic situation; U.S. policy toward Cuba; and select issues in U.S.-Cuba relations. (Imprint: Nova)

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Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress
(Mark P. Sullivan, CRS)

Cuba’s Offshore Oil Development: Background and U.S. Policy Considerations
(Neelesh Nerurkar, Mark P. Sullivan, CRS)

Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances
(Mark P. Sullivan, CRS)

Cuba Democracy Assistance: USAID’s Program Is Improved, but State Could Better Monitor Its Implementing Partners


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