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POLICY BRIEF: Lessons for Cuba from the Latin America Experience
Author: Cuban Research Institute (CRI), FLACSO-Mexico (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales) and FOCAL (Canadian Foundation for the Americas)
Date: November 2005
Description: Poverty and inequality have become increasingly significant features of present day Cuba, albeit they are qualitatively distinct from what is found in the rest of the Americas, given the particular features of Cuba’s communist system. As part of a series of activities entitled "Governance and Social Justice in Cuba: Past, Present and Future”, on April 21-22, 2005, the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, FLACSO-Mexico and FOCAL, brought together a range of regional experts from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the United States to explore varying dimensions of these regional problems and extract key challenges and lessons for Cuba based on the Latin American experience, as well from the island's past and present contexts. This policy brief highlights the main themes explored during this event.
More information is available on this project's section on the FOCAL's website.
Cuban National Reconciliation
Author: The Working Group on Memory, Truth and Justice
Date: March 24, 2003
Description: This initiative was directed by the Latin American and Caribbean Center of Florida
International University. Drawing on comparative case studies from various
countries, this report examines how Cuba could deal with a legacy of human
rights violations so that it does not impede the establishment of a democracy
in the future. The Working Group on Memory, Truth and Justice is comprised
of 26 academics, political and human rights activists and policy specialists,
including FOCAL, from a variety of countries. Bios of members of the Working
URL: http://memoria.fiu.edu/memoria/documents/Book_English.pdf (English)
URL: http://memoria.fiu.edu/memoria/documents/Book_Spanish.pdf (Spanish)