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What Cuba Deal Says to Latin America


cubanflagsISA Director Louis A. Pérez, Jr. is featured on CNN for his editorial, “What Cuba Deal Says to Latin America.” The article comes following President Obama’s announcement that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century.President Raul Castro also made an announcement dedicating the Cuban government to resolve “profound differences” on issues.

In the editorial, Pérez writes that Obama normalizing relations with Cuba is an overdue moment of U.S. lucidity. He says it removes Cuban leadership pretext for “moral authority” in the face of U.S. hostility, and gives Cubans the space to decide their own best interests.

Read the editorial here.

Louis A. Perez Jr. is the J. Carlyle Sitterson professor of history and the director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among his books are “Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos” and “Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution.”


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