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Secretary General José Miguel Insulza on the OAS Role in the Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In an AS/COA Online interview, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza describes the role of the agency in negotiating recent border tensions between Ecuador and Colombia, autonomy and recall votes in Bolivia, and U.S.-Cuba relations. "[T]he OAS has to prove itself as the main forum for political dialogue in the Americas," said Insulza. ... Read More

U.S. Commerce Secretary Decries Cuba's "Superficial Changes"

Wednesday, May 7, 2008  |  Jason Marczak

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez called for passage of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and improvements in Cuba’s human rights at COA's annual Washington Conference on the Americas. He announced a May 21, 2008 White House event to “shine a spotlight” on political prisoners in Cuba. ... Read More

AQ Miami Launch: Trade and Social Mobility with an Update on Cuba

Thursday, May 1, 2008

At the Miami launch of the latest issue of Americas Quarterly, a panel moderated by Miami Herald columnist Andrés Oppenheimer examined Latin American social mobility and hemispheric trade policy, as well as Cuba’s economic outlook following Raúl Castro’s accession. ... Read More

Cuba No Libre

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Spring 2008

Cuba's new President is anything but, and the much expected change in power will bring only minor modifications for Cuba's long-suffering citizens, write Gary Max and Cecilia Vaisman. Read a preview of this article appearing in a special report on Cuba in the Spring 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Cuba: What Comes Next?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Top Cuban experts see no change in sight, despite Raul Castro's formal ascension to power. The COA program examined the new leader's likely priorities and the island's ties with the international community. ... Read More

Cuba After Fidel

Tuesday, February 19, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

After nearly fifty years in power, Cuban leader Fidel Castro resigned, sparking discussion about the island's political and economic future. In recent years, U.S.-Cuba trade relations have experienced a thaw. ... Read More