#UIC Expert Available to Address U.S.-Cuba Relations and Shifting Public Opinion on Government PolicyUniversity of Illinois Chicago
Cuban dissidents and Cuban-American leaders have started to ask why Cubans haven’t followed the lead of oppressed populations in Egypt and Tunisia in overthrowing long-entrenched regimes. Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Political Science Peter Siavelis said he doesn’t expect to see demonstrations for democracy in the streets of Havana anytime soon.
Middle Tennessee State University is reviving its successful study-abroad excursion to Cuba for summer 2011 after a six-year hiatus caused by government travel restriction.
"This is a glorious day for Fidel Castro," said Virginia Tech political science Professor Ilja Luciak regarding the Cuban leader's announcement today that he would not return as president or commander in chief. "He chose to step down on his own terms, ensuring orderly transition and confounding his enemies, who have been waiting to oust him for more that 50 years.
As an ailing Fidel Castro resigns as Cuba's president after nearly a half-century in power, questions arise as to what his resignation will mean for the Communist country. Born in Cuba, Rene De La Pedraja, PhD, is a professor of history at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and has done extensive research on Cuba and Fidel Castro. Dr. De La Pedraja offers some insights regarding the situation.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro stated in an announcement posted on the Web site of the state-run newspaper Granma that he will resign from his 49-year reign as head of state. Central Michigan University professor of political science Orlando PÃ©rez, a Cuban-American who specializes in Latin American politics and U.S.-Latin American relations, is available to comment on the changes that this might bring.
Two prominent American University experts are available immediately to comment on the resignation of Fidel Castro and the future of Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations: William LeoGrande and Phillip Brenner.
A record of 19 years inside a Cuban women's prison is more than simply a personal autobiography or account of triumph over brutality, according to University of Arkansas researcher Lisa M. Corrigan.
Researchers in an ongoing U.S.-Cuban archaeological expedition are attempting to learn more about the native people Christopher Columbus encountered on his first voyage to the New World. They hope to find evidence of how the site's former residents were affected by the Spanish conquest of Cuba.
Should ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro die or relinquish power, Cubans will experience a traumatic loss of the nation's most charismatic and controversial leader, according to a Cuba researcher at UMass Boston.
Cuba touts its state-run baseball system as superior, but a study finds that Cuba exploits its players, while offering its fans less-even competition than in the market-driven United States.