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 […]

Economic Impact of the New Cuba Measures

This post takes an initial look at economic implications of the new measures announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014.  The author estimates the one-year positive impact of the measures at 0.5% to 0.6% of Cuba’s GDP with the second year impact somewhat higher because of multiplier effects.[1]  The impact although significant will by […]