Cuba and the US

By Cliff DuRand

President Obama visits Havana and many wonder can Wal-Mart and McDonald’s be far behind? Won’t the opening up of Cuba to the US lead to the end of socialism? That is what every US administration since Eisenhower has sought by other means. Will Obama’s smart diplomacy finally bring success?

Lecture
Center for Global Justice presents:
“Changing US-Cuban Relations and Their Impact in Cuba”
by José Alberto Prieto Sánchez
Thu, Mar 24, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
60 pesos

However, the leadership of Cuba along with its people, tempered by generations of struggle for national independence and social justice, are not so likely to be conquered by “sugar coated bullets.” While they welcome a thaw in relations with the colossus of the North and hope for an eventual end to its punishing blockade, they have undertaken major reforms of their socialism in order to strengthen it and preserve the gains of their revolution.  This will be addressed in a talk by José Alberto Prieto Sánchez of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico. He will give a talk sponsored by the Center for Global Justice about “Changing US-Cuban Relations and Their Impact in Cuba.” For 30 years Prieto has worked in international relations areas for Cuba, including six years in Washington in what is now the Cuban Embassy to the US.

 

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