Cuba’s Feeble International Liquidity

Cuba’s international liquidity at the end of 2014 remained precarious as shown by statistics from the Bank for International Settlements.  The 45% alleged cutback since September 2014 of oil shipments from Venezuela estimated by Barclays Bank would add considerable pressure to the balance of payments, but this action is unconfirmed by independent sources and officials […]

Feeding Cuba: Sustainable Agriculture and Challenges of Production in Cuba Today

The Global Studies program at The New School and the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) New York, NY Note: High resolution flyer available for download. As relations between Cuba and the United States reach a historic turning point with the re-establishment of diplomatic […]

Cuba: A New Year…New Times?

By Armando Chaguaceda (@xarchano) Political Scientist, University of Guanajuato, Mexico Translated from the Spanish by Ted A. Henken   The recent news of an unprecedented thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has provoked a fierce debate. It is a dispute whose foundations are the validity, legitimacy, and future of the long-standing U.S. policy of isolation; the connection […]