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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

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

Seneca: Machiavelli & Exile Latinos

August 16th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Machiavelli’s concept of the nature of the exile element in the conduct of US foreign policy toward Latin America has been apparent for decades. Exiles are different from immigrants in that exiles leave their country and enter another hoping that changes will take place in their homeland and enabling them to return. Unlike immigrants, who [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GOP · Hillary Clinton · Latin American Foreign Policy · Republican Party · Seneca

Seneca on Obama Administration’s Latin Foreign Policy Woes

November 7th, 2009 · 21 Comments

The Obama Administration is plainly showing that its policy for South of the Border is equally as empty, indifferent and at times almost maladroit or inept as it has been for nearly a score of years. During last year’s campaign for the White House, Candidate Obama was judged to have a refreshing view of the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cuba · drug war · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · JFK · Kennedys · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca

Seneca: Mexico and a Possible Mexican American Lobby?

April 14th, 2009 · 22 Comments

This week President Obama will be visiting Mexico on Thursday en route to the Summit of the Americas. Given the timeliness of the President’s visit, Seneca has composed some thoughts about the creation of a Mexican-American lobby, which could enhance foreign policy with Mexico by easing differences and creating a better understanding between these two [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Cuba · Fidel Castro · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Mexico · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Seneca

What an Obama presidency might mean for Cuba

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments

In skimming the news today, I found this piece out of SUNY Buffalo about how an Obama presidency might weaken the existing power structure in Havana, Cuba and tip the balance in US Latino politics away from Miami Cuban-Americans and toward Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and other Central and South American origin Latino constituencies. Basically, the line [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Fidel Castro · Presidential Elections