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Ted Cruz, another Cuban-American poised to enter the US Senate

June 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

When I think of Texas, I tend to “think Mexican” especially if I have on my Latino politics lens. Obviously, the proximity to the border, the food, and Tex-Mex music evoke feelings of Mexican-American nostalgia. And I know that the Latino population is diverse beyond the large Mexican-American population and that citizens can be well [...]

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Tags: Cuba · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party · Sen. Marco Rubio

Seneca on Networking and Latinos: How Goes it?

June 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Cross posted at Daily Grito: A while ago, The Economist, did a cover story on ‘Networking.’ It explained how some groups did better than others by relying on ‘established’ or ‘informal’ networks. The story noted the most powerful ones and how rising or emerging groups use available networks or create new ones. Moreover, the article [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Cuba · Immigration · Seneca · Technology

I’m In, Should You Be?

April 18th, 2011 · 9 Comments

By Matt Stieglitz For those who have avoided a computer for the past few weeks, President Obama’s social media team is gearing up for his 2012 run with his ‘Are You In?’ campaign on Facebook. Essentially, one clicks that they’re “in”, gets bombarded with options to help with the campaign, and it’s off to the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Cuba · Democratic Party · Education · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party

Refusing to Toe the Company Line: Lessons from a Year Researching US-Cuba Policy

April 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

By Matt Stieglitz For the past year, I have been entrenched in thesis research on US-Cuba Policy, analyzing the embargo’s evolution from the perspective of the US presidency. (Before the haters slam that because of the US presidency angle, please note I was bound by fellowship guidelines to study the policy as it relates to [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · Government Accountability · health care · Latin American Foreign Policy

Lessons from the Middle East? The Revolution in Cuba that Won’t Happen

February 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz The events in Egypt and Libya recently are enough to warm the hearts of activists and revolutionaries everywhere. They have sent news pundits and diplomats into a frenzy trying to predict how expansive the domino effect will be, with most eyes probably fixed on Iran in hopes for similar change. From a [...]

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Tags: Cuba · Fidel Castro · Latin American Foreign Policy

When Will Cuba Browse With Google Chrome?

January 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez “[W]e are competing for the moment in order to earn and maintain a semblance of relevance,” Brian Solis writes. “For businesses struggling to gain traction through Likes, RT’s, comments, clicks, friend and follower counts, the moment for which we compete, never really comes. It is perpetual.” Competing for relevance is a good [...]

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Tags: Cuba

Radio & TV Martí: Democratic Inefficiency at its Best

January 5th, 2011 · 17 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As the new Congress gets to work, they’re faced with a daunting task that to date has defined the Obama Administration: repairing the economy. The 2008 economic crisis and its aftermath constituted a perfect storm, highlighting everything that is financially flawed with this country: consumer debt, materialistic tendencies, lax government accountability, corporate [...]

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Tags: Cuba · Economics · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · Government Accountability · Media

A Letter to the Cuban Three

November 8th, 2010 · 10 Comments

The following letter from Matthew Stieglitz is addressed to the Cuban Three, a play on words of the Cuban Five (five Cubans convicted of espionage against the United States). In this instance, the Cuban Three are those politicians who Stieglitz feels have become the three most powerful Cuban-Americans in the United States: Senator Robert Menendez [...]

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Tags: Cuba · Economics · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · Government Accountability · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Sen. Robert Menendez