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  Cuba (05/07)
Cuba is a multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish and African origins.
Cuba is a totalitarian state controlled by Fidel Castro, who is chief of state, head of government, First Secretary of the PCC, and commander in chief of the armed forces.
Foreign direct investment flows decreased from $448 million in 2000 to $39 million in 2001 and were at zero in 2002.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2886.htm   (7813 words)

  Foreign relations of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuba's support extended to groups such as the URNG of Guatemala, the FMLN of El Salvador, the FSLN of Nicaragua, and ELN and FARC rebels in Colombia.
Cuba continued to provide assistance, of a more political than an outright military or economic nature, to some of the region's revolutionary groups, but with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the establishment of peace in most of the developing Western Hemisphere, Cuba is not the influential Latin American power it once was.
Cuba has continued in its support of destabilization efforts notably with this alliance with the militarily powerful President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and with its support of the President of the Bolivian Coca growers union of Evo Morales.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Cuba   (1332 words)

 Politics of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Cuba takes place in a framework of a one party presidential republic, whereby the President is the head of government.
Cuba is led by President Fidel Castro, who has been Chief of State, Head of Government, Prime Minister, First Secretary of the CPC, and/or commander in chief of the armed forces since 1959.
Relations with other American countries have often depended on the proximity of their governments and the American one.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Cuba   (954 words)

Relations with the US deteriorated after Castro initiated economic reforms and sought closer ties with the Soviet Union, leading to the failed US-sponsored Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban missile crisis, as well as a strict US trade embargo largely still in place today.
Cuba was subsequently involved in revolutionary wars in Africa and Latin America, while it enjoyed close economic ties with the Soviet bloc.
Cuba is a republic led by a president who is elected by parliament together with the vice-president.
www.wordlookup.net /cu/cuba.html   (1030 words)

 Foreign relations of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Currently, Cuba has diplomatically friendly relationships with Presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Lula da Silva of Brazil, and Nestor Kirchner of Argentina, with Chavez as perhaps his staunchest ally in the post-Soviet era.
Because of Cuba's Marxist-Leninist government and also the power of the, especially in Florida, relations between Cuba and the United States have long been very poor.
Cuba is listed by the U.S. as one of the "outposts of tyranny" since the, which has also started considering the possibility of armed invasion of Cuba again.
www.murrieta.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Foreign_relations_of_Cuba   (877 words)

 Cuba: New Tourism Regulations 2005
Cuba is rightfully concerned about the potential of corruption of its tourist managers from influences by their foreign counterparts in the industry.
All business meetings with foreigners, whenever possible, are to be held in the presence of a witness, not alone, except in those cases where in a foreign country it is not possible to be accompanied by an official of the Sector of the Cuban diplomatic mission.
ARTICLE 9: Relations with representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to the country or officials of foreign governments shall be governed by the arrangements established by the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Cuba.
www.canadiannetworkoncuba.ca /Documents/TourismRegs2005.shtml   (2388 words)

 U.S.-Cuba Relations - Council on Foreign Relations
However, a small but vocal contingent of hard-line Cuban exiles, many of them based in Florida, do not want to resume relations with Cuba until Castro and his sympathizers are gone, says Julia E. Sweig, CFR senior fellow for Latin American Studies.
CAFC was established by President Bush in 2003 to "help hasten and ease Cuba's democratic transition." Cochaired by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, the commission is now headed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.
According to the State Department, Cuba remains on the list because it opposes the global war on terrorism, supports members of two Colombia insurgent groups, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN), and provides safe haven to several Basque ETA members from Spain.
www.cfr.org /publication/11113   (2021 words)

 Cuba-U.S. Relations
In the course of those years, however, the question of Cuba was not a priority in U.S. political circles and the policy was rather consensus-based: Democrats and Republican, liberals and conservatives generally assumed markedly anti-Cuban positions.
US policy toward Cuba is irrational because it does not correspond to reality, i.e., the Cuban reality, the lack of a Cuban threat if it ever was one, and the inadequacy of the blockade to achieve newly stated goals of "bringing democracy" to Cuba.
Cuba's release of some prisoners, the increasing role allowed Catholic humanitarian organizations and the Easter celebrations all are viewed as signs that the Vatican's policy is on track.
isla.igc.org /Features/Cuba/cuba2.html   (2128 words)

 Lexington Institute
Cuba's next generation knows it must govern and seek ways to prosper in a world radically different from the one that sustained the first three decades of Cuban socialism.
Take one example: Cuba's system for regulating foreign investment requires that most hiring be done through state employment agencies, and it effectively taxes over ninety percent of the investors' wage payments, which are made in dollars.
When economic relations are re- established, whether that is a year or a decade from now, Americans will see that Cuban reformers and foreign investors are among those who helped prepare Cuba's economy and workforce for the market-based future that Washington long advocated.
www.lexingtoninstitute.org /cuba/newschool.asp   (1876 words)

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Cuba has cooperated with U.S. authorities in the struggle against terrorism, passing along information on assassination attempts, as was the case even during the Reagan administration.
Yet Cuba is classified as a terrorist country by the State Department, even though it is well known that the Cuban Government has never supported any kind of act against American civilians or officials of the kind that took place last Tuesday.
Cuba's offer of support in whatever we can help reflects a clear hope that we might cooperate on this issue beyond our differences.
www.blythe.org /nytransfer-subs/2001-Caribbean-Vol-3/Sep_11:_Letter_from_a_Cuba_Scholar   (531 words)

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Sponsored by Cuba's History Institute, the University of Havana, the Havana Historian's Office and Cuba's Foreign Relations Institute, the conference gathers together academics and experts from the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
The Cuban Foreign Ministry stated that the Israeli government's disregard for the most elementary rights of the Palestinian people needed firm action by the international community to put an end to the daily atrocities committed by Israel and the United States against Palestine.
Today, of the 11,689 foreign students being educated in various Cuban universities and polytechnics, the majority of them are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
www.blythe.org /nytransfer-subs/2001-Caribbean-Vol-2/Radio_Havana_Cuba-11_June_2001   (1799 words)

 Foreign minister shake-up comes as Cuba policy shifts
Cuba's Prensa Latina news agency reported Friday that Castro had replaced the 43-year-old Robaina, foreign minister since 1993, because of ``the need for more profound, rigorous, systematic and demanding work in this sphere.
Cabinet changes in Cuba are rare and this one seemed particularly unusual because Robaina's staff announced Thursday that he would visit Venezuela, Panama and Haiti beginning next week.
Robaina has been credited with improving Cuba's foreign relations to their best level in decades, establishing diplomatic ties with many nations after the Soviet bloc collapsed in 1991.
www.fiu.edu /~fcf/pcyshft.html   (876 words)

 ipedia.com: Foreign relations of the United States Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In the case of the Republic of China, de facto relations are conducted through the American Institute in Taiwan.
The U.S. maintains a Normal Trade Relations list and several countries are excluded from it, which means that their exports to the States are significantly more taxed.
Foreign policy makers of that time are usually quick to point out that this atmosphere of conflict with the Soviets created many situations in which the United States was apparently forced to compromise on some of the ideological policy objectives stated above.
www.ipedia.com /foreign_relations_of_the_united_states.html   (902 words)

 Cuba 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Cuba is a country that suffers from a blockade by the U.S. It struggles within a unipolar world, that is, a world where military, ideological and economic power is controlled mainly from the U.S. Given these conditions, it is unlikely that Cuba's historical leadership will soon undertake a transformation of its political structure.
One of the key challenges facing Cuba today is to follow up on the commitments it adopted, as an OMC member, when signing the Marrakech Agreements during the last Uruguay Round (in April of 1994).
As you can see, there are diverse multilateral efforts that Cuba is involved with in order to maintain foreign trade, and this is within the context of a hemispheric free trade initiative from which Cuba is the region's only excluded country.
isla.igc.org /isla/Features/Cuba/cuba1.html   (1045 words)

 News & Events: Current News
The broad scope of revolutionary Cuba’s foreign relations is analyzed in a new book by H. Michael Erisman, professor of political science at Indiana State University.
“Cuba’s Foreign Relations in a Post-Soviet World” emphasizes Cuba’s adjustment since the disintegration of the Soviet Bloc and the ongoing confrontation between Cuba and the United States.
Erisman uses Cuba’s foreign relations as a case study in counter-dependency politics.
web.indstate.edu /top/oldnews/archive/opareleases/2000/Nov/info111300.htm   (825 words)

 Free-Essays.us - Cuba
Kennedy's Fixation with Cuba Thomas G. Paterson Thomas G. Paterson's essay, Kennedy's Fixation with Cuba, is an essay primarily based on the controversy and times of President Kennedy's foreign relations with Cuba.
The Soviets were trying to expand their horizons across the globe and Cuba was another opportunity for the Soviet's to step in and offer aide, military, and support in return for Cuba's Communism.
Cuba came to represent the Cold War in the united States' backyard (Paterson 270).
www.free-essays.us /dbase/b9/keb57.shtml   (1827 words)

 Cuba and the Council on Foreign Relations / NewsMax.com - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
Cuba and the Council on Foreign Relations / NewsMax.com - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
It is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a prestigious, New York-based, globalist organization founded in 1921 with the mission of world interdependence.
The Council on Foreign Relations, in fact, remained in the shadows for decades after its inception, although a brainchild of this organization is none other than the United Nations.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y01/feb01/19e8.htm   (2128 words)

 Foreign relations of Cuba at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Cuba appears to have largely abandoned the support for guerrilla movements that typified its involvement in regional politics in Latin America and Africa.
Cuba now has diplomatic or commercial relations with most countries in Latin American and the Caribbean.
Despite the end of the Cold War and the normalization of American relations with such countries as China and Vietnam the US still has a strong policy against trade with Cuba.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Foreign_relations_of_Cuba.html   (720 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana - Ann Louise Bardach - ...
A marvelous and evocative deconstruction of the incestuous relationships and hardball tactics that have kept Cuba firmly under Fidel Castro and U.S. policy toward Cuba paralyzed under the influence of Miami's Cuban Americans.
The quagmire of the shattered Cuban family is the background for PEN Award-winning journalist Bardach's investigation of the tragic parallel universes in the two Cubas: the largest island in the Caribbean and the diverse, multifaceted exile community in Miami.
Drawing on ten years of reporting on Cuba and its exiles, Bardach transitions effectively between profiles of aging patriarch and leader Fidel Castro and Cuban exiles seeking freedom but shunted into silence by hard-liners committed to revenge, retribution, and power.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=0M61WOB8VH&isbn=0375504893   (805 words)

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Cuba's Foreign Ministry announced today that all moves towards normalization are positive.
TURKEY'S UNDER SECRETARY OF FOREIGN RELATIONS VISITS CUBA Havana, April 1(RHC)-- Turkey's Under Secretary of Foreign Relations, Kormaz Jaktanie, is in Cuba for a three-day working visit at the invitation of Cuba's Foreign Ministry.
Cuba and Turkey established diplomatic relations 16 years ago and in 1997, both sides signed a mutual investment protection accord.
www.radiohc.org /Distributions/Radio_Havana_English/.1998/98_apr/rhc-eng-04.01.98   (820 words)

 FRUS Volume Released
Foreign Relations, 1961-1963, volume V, Soviet Union, released on September 8, 1998, by the Department of State, documents the central role of the U.S.-Soviet conflict in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy during the Kennedy Presidency.
What makes this volume different from others in the long-standing Foreign Relations series is that the editors have provided editorial notes that alert readers to detailed documentation about U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean in other Foreign Relations volumes.
Within the broader context of U.S.-Soviet relations, essential diplomatic business went forward between the two countries concerning the status of the U.S. Embassy, the development of bilateral trade at a time of mounting U.S. grain surpluses, and negotiations leading to agreements on cultural and scientific exchanges and a limited nuclear test ban treaty.
www.unc.edu /depts/diplomat/AD_Issues/amdipl_9/frus.html   (592 words)

 The Latin Americanist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Firstly, he discusses the specific nature of fidelista Cuba; secondly, he examines the role of counterdependency with regards to a surrogate/superclient theses in particular with its relationship to Moscow; and finally, he analyzes how Cuban foreign policy has had to adapt to the constant hostility from the United States.
First, Erisman examines Cuba’s foreign policy from the time of the victory of the Cuban Revolution to the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
It also heralded the end of Cuba’s privileged place among the governing elite in the Soviet Union as the power of the “Cuban lobby” was also drastically reduced.
www.cas.ucf.edu /politicalscience/secolas/TLA/issues/spring2005/review_Bain.php   (1096 words)

 CBS News | Cuba Sends Busy Signal | December 15, 2000 14:07:39
It was not immediately clear if the difficulty in calling Cuba from the U.S. was the result of temporary disruptions caused by routing calls through third countries or if Cuba had decided to stop all incoming calls from the United States, both direct and indirect.
Cuba says the men violated Cuban airspace and flew over the island to scatter anti-communist leaflets in Havana neighborhoods.
Cuba has suspended direct phone links between the two countries in the past, with only minor and temporary disruptions to service as routing systems for the calls are set up through other countries, such as Canada.
uttm.com /stories/2000/12/08/world/main255723.shtml   (638 words)

 Cuba's Foreign Relations in a Post-Soviet World - by H. Michael Erisman- A new book from the University Press of Florida
In a work that will become required reading for students of Cuban foreign policy, Michael Erisman analyzes the broad scope of revolutionary Cuba’s foreign relations.
The book emphasizes two key aspects of the subject: Cuba’s adjustment since the disintegration of the Soviet Bloc, and the ongoing confrontation between Cuba and the United States.
Using revolutionary Cuba’s foreign relations as a case study in counter-dependency politics, Erisman proposes that the country has always been highly sensitive to the danger of over-dependence on an external power and examines Havana’s implementation of this stance in both the Cold War and post-Cold War periods.
www.upf.com /Fall2000/erisman.html   (243 words)

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