Caribbean News

No cigar just yet: Many obstacles remain before complete normalization with Cuba

Feb 12, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article regarding the obstacles that remain before complete normalization with Cuba.

Thaw Begins On U.S.-Cuba Relationship Frozen In Time

Jan 20, 2015
Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed in an NPR segment on U.S.-Cuba relations.

Radio and TV Martí have roles to play as Cuba enters a new era

Jan 09, 2015
"We should expect the Castro regime to fight tooth and nail to prevent media freedom, and it is likely that the regime will intensify measures to derail Radio and TV Martí as the broadcaster informs Cubans about the deepening crisis of the current system," writes A. Ross Johnson and S. Enders Wimbush.

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

Roger-Mark De Souza on Linking Climate, Security and Development to Fragility in Haiti

Dec 12, 2014
As part of the Fall 2014 Haiti Dialogue Series organized by the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program, Roger-Mark de Souza joined a group of faculty, researchers, students and policymakers to discuss the latest research linking climate change, natural hazards, development and fragility in Haiti.

Chile busca inversiones chinas en sectores de energía e infraestrucuturas

Aug 01, 2014
Global Fellow Jorge Heine provides insight on potential Chinese investments in Chile in energy and infrastructure sectors.

Latin American Program in the News: "Tough Slog for Canada to Change OAS"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's call for reforming the Organization of American States.

Latin American Program in the News: "Venezuela divide a la Casa Blanca y al Congreso de EE.UU."

May 22, 2014
Latin American program director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the U.S. government's consideration of sanctions for individuals within the Venezuelan government. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: "Experta explica cuál es la clave del éxito en el diálogo del oficialismo y MUD en Venezuela"

May 21, 2014
In this interview on NTN24's La Tarde, Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson explains the key to success in the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the opposition. This video is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: "Estado, criminales y post-conflicto: las claves del futuro de la violencia en Colombia"

May 12, 2014
In this article for razonpublica.com, Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón argues that international experience shows that the relationship between the state and illegal economic activity is key for post-conflict success under a peace agreement. This article is in Spanish.

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