by Noah Berlatsky


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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores the current state of Cuba including: human rights issues; standard of living; Cuba's relationship to the world, specifically Russia, Canada, Venezuela, and the US; and Cuban/US relations.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

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ISBN-13: 9780737763096
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2013
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is the State of Cuba?

Chapter Preface 18

1 Cuba Is Moving Toward Capitalist Economic Liberalization Ted Piccone 20

2 Cuba Is Moving Toward a More Flexible Socialism, Not Toward Capitalism Marce Cameron 27

3 Cuba Continues to Violate Human Rights: Human Rights Watch 36

4 Cuba's Government Works to Advance Health and Education Jonathan Glennie 50

5 Cubans Accept, Adapt to Their Iron-Hard Lives Frank Barnako 55

6 Cubans Do Not Accept Their Low Standard of Living Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb 59

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 70

Chapter 2 What Is Cuba's Relationship with the World?

Chapter Preface 72

1 Moscow-Havana Ties Worry US Paul Richter 74

2 Cuba's Ties with Russia Are Not a Danger to the United States Evgenij Haperskij 81

3 Where Do Revolutionary Doctors Come From? Steve Brouwer 89

4 Venezuelan Aid Has Helped Cuba's Economy Marc Frank 100

5 Many Venezuelans Resent Cuban Aid and Influence: The Economist 105

6 Canada Should Establish Closer Relations with Cuba Peter McKenna 109

7 Canada Should Focus on Human Rights in Cuba John Geddes 114

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 118

Chapter 3 What Is the Relationship Between Cuba Policy and US Domestic Politics?

Chapter Preface 120

1 Cuba Is a Security Threat to the United States James M. Roberts 122

2 Don't Lump Cuba with Iran on US Terror List Jeffrey Goldberg 127

3 Cuban Americans May Be Moving Away from the Republican Party Alex Leary 132

4 Cuban American Voters Continue to Support Republican Candidates Benjamin G. Bishin Casey A. Klofstad 138

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 151

Chapter 4 What Should Be the US Policy Toward Cuba?

Chapter Preface 153

1 The United States Must Maintain the Embargo Against Cuba Humberto Fontova 155

2 VN Supports UN Call for End of Embargo Against Cuba: Vietnamese News Agency 160

3 US Policy Toward Cuba Is Rooted in Domestic Politics Ronald Sanders 163

4 The United States Should Give Guantánamo Bay Back to Cuba Julia E. Sweig 169

5 Beneath the US Obsession with Cuba George Friedman 176

6 The Trial of the Cuban Five Was Unjust: Amnesty International 184

7 The Imprisonment of the Cuban Five Is Just Matt Lawrence Thomas Van Hare 194

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 198

For Further Discussion 199

Organizations to Contact 201

Bibliography of Books 205

Index 208

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