Visions of Power in Cuba

In Visions of Power in Cuba Lillian Guerra argues that these visual representations explained rapidly occurring events and encouraged radical change and mutual self-sacrifice.

Visions of Power in Cuba

Author: Lillian Guerra

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835633

Page: 467

View: 922

In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens. In Visions of Power in Cuba, Lillian Gue

Visions of Freedom

Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Visions of Freedom

Author: Piero Gleijeses

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469609681

Page: 655

View: 980

Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Manana in Cuba

The alternative visions presented for Cuba's future matter because one will
crystallize into the sociopolitical and economic narrative of the country for
decades to COIIle. This is a book about an anti-messianic vision of a post-Castro
Cuba ...

Manana in Cuba

Author: José Azel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449076573

Page: 212

View: 417

Maana in Cuba is a comprehensive analysis of contemporary Cuba with an incisive perspective of the Cuban frame of mind and its relevancy for Cuba's future. Part one of the book critically explores the mindset Cubans have developed living under a totalitarian system and introduces modern concepts of choice architecture and governance that can be employed Maana in Cuba to foster a democratic civil society. Part two turns to a discussion of the principles that should guide sociopolitical and economic transition policies in line with Cuban culture and history. Maana in Cuba offers a sophisticated analysis of the challenges and opportunities that will be present in post-Castro Cuba with an eye to intelligent, nuanced, and often outside the box solutions to aid business and government policymakers interested in Cuba's future. A unique aspect of this book is that it does not seek to unnaturally mend a decimated civil society, but rather, it offers policy approaches anchored on current Cuban ethos and society. This is a book about finding ways to facilitate the Cuban transition from totalitarianism and a centrally planned economy to liberal democracy and a free-market economic system. As the author argues, the alternative visions presented for Cuba's future matter because one of them will crystallize into the sociopolitical and economic narrative of the country for generations to come.

A History of the Cuban Revolution

competing visions of Cuba seem to hold sway over the U.S. imagination. One is
the Caribbean vision, of Cuba as a tourist destination, hot, colorful, beach-ringed,
with plenty of music, drink, and sex. People in this Cuba are happy and carefree.

A History of the Cuban Revolution

Author: Aviva Chomsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329561

Page: 224

View: 465

A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

Primary Health Care in Cuba

... invariably provided gracious hospitality and insight into the topics we were
jointly interested in. Scholars in the United States like Dr. Lou Pérez, Dr. Helen
Safa, Dr. Paul Farmer, and Dr. Arachu Castro shared their visions of Cuba, equity
, and ...

Primary Health Care in Cuba

Author: Linda M. Whiteford

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742566361

Page: 150

View: 486

As health care concerns grow in the U.S., medical anthropologist Linda M. Whiteford and social psychologist Larry G. Branch present their findings on a health care anomaly, from an unlikely source. Primary Health Care in Cuba examines the highly successful model of primary health care in Cuba following the 1959 Cuban Revolution. This model, developed during a time of dramatic social and political change, created a preventive care system to better provide equity access to health care. Cuba's recognition as a paragon of health care has earned praise from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Pan American Health Organization. In this book, Whiteford and Branch explore the successes of Cuba's preventive primary health care system and its contribution to global health.

Cuban Health Care

Gleijeses, Visions of Freedom, 109, 329–33. The letters that Dr. Lourdes Franco
Codinach wrote to her mother, and later provided to Gleijesis, are a remarkable
portrait of Cuban aid workers' daily life in Angola. Dr. Franco believed that if the ...

Cuban Health Care

Author: Don Fitz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 158367862X

Page:

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How the Cuban health care system became the blueprint for accessible medical care around the world Quiet as it’s kept inside the United States, the Cuban revolution has achieved some phenomenal goals, reclaiming Cuba’s agriculture, advancing its literacy rate to nearly 100 percent – and remaking its medical system. Cuba has transformed its health care to the extent that this “third-world” country has been able to maintain a first-world medical system, whose health indicators surpass those of the United States at a fraction of the cost. Don Fitz combines his deep knowledge of Cuban history with his decades of on-the-ground experience in Cuba to bring us the story of how Cuba’s health care system evolved and how Cuba is tackling the daunting challenges to its revolution in this century. Fitz weaves together complex themes in Cuban history, moving the reader from one fascinating story to another. He describes how Cuba was able to create a unified system of clinics, and evolved the family doctor-nurse teams that became a model for poor countries throughout the world. How, in the 1980s and ‘90s, Cuba survived the encroachment of AIDS and increasing suffering that came with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and then went on to establish the Latin American School of Medicine, which still brings thousands of international students to the island. Deeply researched, recounted with compassion, Cuban Health Care tells a story you won’t find anywhere else, of how, in terms of caring for everyday people, Cuba’s revolution continues.

Back Channel to Cuba

Gleijeses, Visions ofFreedom, 391–92. 116. Cable from State (Abrams) to USINT
(Taylor), Official/Informal, October 14, 1987, State 319310, NSA Cuba Collection.
117. “Proposición para la apertura por los angolanos de la sesión de miércoles ...

Back Channel to Cuba

Author: William M. LeoGrande

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617641

Page: 544

View: 674

History is being made in U.S.-Cuban relations right now. This powerful book is essential to making sense of the new and ongoing steps towards normalization between the longtime antagonists. Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba--beyond invasions, covert operations, assassination plots using poison pens and exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo--Back Channel to Cuba chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation. Since 1959, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of the United States and Cuba. Now, William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh present a remarkably new and relevant account. From John F. Kennedy's offering of an olive branch to Fidel Castro after the missile crisis, to Henry Kissinger's top secret quest for normalization, to Barack Obama's promise of a new approach, LeoGrande and Kornbluh reveal a fifty-year record of dialogue and negotiations, both open and furtive, indicating a path toward a world beyond the legacy of hostility. LeoGrande and Kornbluh have uncovered hundreds of formerly secret U.S. documents and conducted interviews with dozens of negotiators, intermediaries, and policy makers, including Fidel Castro and Jimmy Carter. The authors describe how, despite the intense political clamor surrounding efforts to improve relations with Havana, serious negotiations have been conducted by every presidential administration since Eisenhower's through secret, back-channel diplomacy. Including ten critical lessons for U.S. negotiators, the book offers a key perspective on the normalization process underway and illuminates a fascinating passage in U.S.-Cuban relations as it happens.

Cuban Studies 38

Cuba''. of. Miami: Visions. of. Identity,. Exceptionality,. and. Divinity. ABSTRACT
This essay explores the significance and meaning of the international custody
battle forged between Miami Cubans and the government of Fidel Castro over ...

Cuban Studies 38

Author: Louis A. Perez, Jr.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822971127

Page: 288

View: 993

Cuban Studies 38 examines topics that include: liberalism emanating from Havana in the early 1800s; Jose Martí's theory of psychocoloniality; the relationship between sugar planters, insurgents, and the Spanish military during the revolution; new aesthetics in Cuban cinema, the “recovery” of poet José Angel Buesa, and the meaning of Elián Gonzales in the context of life in Miami.

The Havana Project

A team of internationally renowned architects examines Havana as a model that epitomizes the problems facing major cities in the 20th and 21st centuries: sprawling slums and the dire need for housing, the conservation, and restoration of a ...

The Havana Project

Author: Peter Noever

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN:

Page: 184

View: 549

A team of internationally renowned architects examines Havana as a model that epitomizes the problems facing major cities in the 20th and 21st centuries: sprawling slums and the dire need for housing, the conservation, and restoration of a unique architectural heritage, and the protection of this city from the dangers of an exploding tourist industry.

Visions of Solidarity

The Cuba program survived and supported the organization precisely because it
resonated so well with progressive, socially committed activists in the US.
However, in 2005 the United States government rescinded WFP's permit to travel
to ...

Visions of Solidarity

Author: Clare M. Weber

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739162306

Page: 166

View: 832

Visions of Solidarity is currently the only study of peace activist's transformation from an anti-war struggle to an anti-globalization struggle. It explores the power dynamics between citizen activists in the Global North and South, examining efforts at reframing issues of social justice over time, and highlighting transnational feminist politics and agency at the local level.

Chinese Cubans

Kathleen López, Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History (2013). Lillian Guerra,
Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959–1971
(2012). Carrie Hamilton, Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and ...

Chinese Cubans

Author: Kathleen M. López

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960714X

Page: 352

View: 986

In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent decades by smaller numbers of merchants, craftsmen, and free migrants searching for better lives far from home. In a comprehensive, vibrant history that draws deeply on Chinese- and Spanish-language sources in both China and Cuba, Kathleen Lopez explores the transition of the Chinese from indentured to free migrants, the formation of transnational communities, and the eventual incorporation of the Chinese into the Cuban citizenry during the first half of the twentieth century. Chinese Cubans shows how Chinese migration, intermarriage, and assimilation are central to Cuban history and national identity during a key period of transition from slave to wage labor and from colony to nation. On a broader level, Lopez draws out implications for issues of race, national identity, and transnational migration, especially along the Pacific rim.

Cuban Cinema Politics and Film Audience Reception in North America

Hemández ' s notion of visions of Cuba is that which I attempted to developed in
this work through my speculation of the potential role of Cuban cinema in the
education of North American audiences . By comparing dominant EuroAmerican
film ...

Cuban Cinema  Politics and Film Audience Reception in North America

Author: Cassandra Fortin Hanrahan

Publisher: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada

ISBN:

Page: 238

View: 428

Cuban Studies 40

RESUMEN A partir de una revisión prolija de los libros de viaje a Cuba—desde
el Diario de Colón, hasta el de ... Suecia, Estados Unidos—como a la
construcción de modelos interpretativos: la utopía romántica o la visión crítica del
país, ...

Cuban Studies 40

Author: Louis A. Perez, Jr.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822978482

Page: 232

View: 256

Includes essays on: the role of race in the revolution of 1933; the subject of disaster in eighteenth-century Cuban poetry; developments in Cuban historiography over the past fifty years; a profile of the work of historian Jos Vega Suol; and a remembrance of essayist and literary critic Nara Arajo, who also contributed an article on travel in Cuba for this volume.

Jos Mart

Here the differences that emergedon October 2 could nolonger be deferred;
neither Martí nor the generals would yield from their respective visions of Cuba's
future government. Martí had been wizenedby hisbrushes with military
dictatorships ...

Jos   Mart

Author: Alfred J. López

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292759355

Page: 430

View: 649

José Martí (1853–1895) was the founding hero of Cuban independence. In all of modern Latin American history, arguably only the "Great Liberator" Simón Bolívar rivals Martí in stature and legacy. Beyond his accomplishments as a revolutionary and political thinker, Martí was a giant of Latin American letters, whose poetry, essays, and journalism still rank among the most important works of the region. Today he is revered by both the Castro regime and the Cuban exile community, whose shared veneration of the "apostle" of freedom has led to his virtual apotheosis as a national saint. In José Martí: A Revolutionary Life, Alfred J. López presents the definitive biography of the Cuban patriot and martyr. Writing from a nonpartisan perspective and drawing on years of research using original Cuban and U.S. sources, including materials never before used in a Martí biography, López strips away generations of mythmaking and portrays Martí as Cuba's greatest founding father and one of Latin America's literary and political giants, without suppressing his public missteps and personal flaws. In a lively account that engrosses like a novel, López traces the full arc of Martí's eventful life, from his childhood and adolescence in Cuba, to his first exile and subsequent life in Spain, Mexico City, and Guatemala, through his mature revolutionary period in New York City and much-mythologized death in Cuba on the battlefield at Dos Ríos. The first major biography of Martí in over half a century and the first ever in English, José Martí is the most substantial examination of Martí's life and work ever published.

Castro

'Revolutionary governments are driven by picturesofthe pastasmuch as by
visions ofthefuture' Hugh Thomas, Cuba: the Pursuit ... For student radicals, both
events were interwoven intoa picture of Cuban history as an incomplete and
thwarted ...

Castro

Author: Sebastian Balfour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864131

Page: 220

View: 898

The story of Fidel Castro has few parallels in contemporary history. None of the outstanding Third World leaders of the twentieth-century played such a prominent and restless part on the international stage and none survived as head of state for as long. Over almost 50 years, he was one of the most controversial political figures in the world, and his legacy has yet to be fully evaluated. Some of his most cherished plans were realized and are a model for many Third World countries. Yet despite enormous sacrifices by Cubans, his grand vision remains unfulfilled and its continued pursuit is full of risks. The fully revised third edition of this respected political biography provides the first full retrospect of Castro’s remarkable career right up to his illness and withdrawal from power in February 2008, incorporating analysis of: the renewed crackdown on dissidents in Cuba from the mid 1990s on the major geopolitical reconfiguration of Latin America in the late 1990s, and the new Cuban-Venezuelan relationship under Hugo Chavez the Helms Burton Act and the continuing US embargo The Cuban economy in the first decade of the new millennium It also revisits earlier events in Castro’s career, for instance the various assassination plots against him , the Cuban missile crisis and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in the light of documents released by Cuba and the US over the past decade and a half.

Cuba

This vague concept was , necessarily , the shared ' lowest common denominator
vision of Cuba . At an individual level , there were many Cubans with clearer ,
and usually more ideologically driven , visions of a genuinely free nation . Indeed
 ...

Cuba

Author: Antoni Kapcia

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN:

Page: 295

View: 439

As spiritual home of Che Guevara and arch-enemy of the United States for more than forty years, Cuba exerts a powerful hold over people's imaginations. The Revolution and its leader, Fidel Castro, have survived invasion, repeated external and internal crisis, and most astonishingly, economic collapse and political isolation. What is at the root of the continuity and success of the 'Revolution' and in what sense can it be termed a 'revolution'? This book is the first in-depth study of Cuba to examine its history and revolutionary transformation through the evolution of ideology and myth. Music, political campaigns, street and media propaganda, literature, cinema, and drama have served to establish a cubanista tradition, supported by powerful myths such as Che Guevara and José Martí, the New Man, youth, and an Afro-Cuban identity.Challenging preconceptions and conventional wisdoms about Cuba and its leadership, this book presents a remarkable portrait of the distinctive history of the island's culture. The interplay of history, revolutionary action, and ideology through myth and collective experience make this book essential reading for Cuban scholars, Latin American and US historians, political analysts and those generally interested in the history and future of Cuban political culture.

Portraits of Cuba

Through an abundance of dynamic photographs, this book captures daily life across Cuba, depicting the experiences of Cubans of different ages and walks of life who are navigating the challenges and changes transforming the island today.

Portraits of Cuba

Author: Daniel Duncan

Publisher: University of Florida Press

ISBN: 9781683401568

Page: 224

View: 513

Scenes from Havana to Santiago Through an abundance of dynamic photographs, Portraits of Cuba depicts the experiences of Cubans of different ages and walks of life who are navigating the challenges and changes transforming the island today. From the vintage colonial architecture and potholed streets of Havana to the farms and winding highways of the countryside, images by documentary photographer Daniel Duncan capture daily life across the nation. Expert commentary by Marcela Vásquez-León and Dereka Rushbrook describes the history of el bloqueo, the economic embargo imposed by the U.S. government in 1960. The book also features selections from interviews with Cubans who highlight how the island residents continue to invent, adapt, and persevere in the face of this and other complicated circumstances. Duncan's photographs represent many aspects of the arts, religion, politics, public messaging, agriculture, and the economy in contemporary Cuba. Despite issues such as limited natural resources, dependence on imports, climate change and rising sea levels, and the departure of many of its young people, the island has emerged as an innovative player in addressing today's global problems. The authors note how the advances made by Cuba's sustainable farmers, scientists, medical teams, and literacy campaigns are models throughout the developing world. Portraits of Cuba celebrates the ingenuity, solidarity, and deep-rooted resilience of the Cuban people, illustrating how they are creating their own form of democracy in the long shadow of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and the 60-year blockade.

Visions of Rhetoric

The struggle of Cuba against the oppression of outside interests is the struggle of
all countries who have been exploited by powerful ... There are many
contradictions in Cuba ' s history that Castro ' s mythic vision attempted to resolve
.

Visions of Rhetoric

Author: Charles W. Kneupper

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 260

View: 155

VISIONS OF SELF

JULIO ANTONIO Born in Havana , Cuba , 1950 EDUCATION : University of
Havana - Higher Institute of Arts , Ministry of Superior Education , Bachelor of Arts
, in Fine Arts ( Painting ) , 1976 - 81 Academia San Alejandro , Havana , Cuba ,
1969 ...

VISIONS OF SELF

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 26

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Cuba in 1851

Deceived by false visions , I embarked in the expedition for Cuba . We arrived ,
about four hundred in number , last week , and in about an hour from now , we , I
mean fifty of us , will be lost . ' I was taken prisoner after an engagement , and
with ...

Cuba in 1851

Author: Alexander Jones

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 80

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