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5 ways Americans often misunderstand Cuba, from Fidel Castro’s rise to the Cuban American vote

Street view of Havana, Cuba, July 26, 2021, several weeks after mass protests broke out. Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images Caroline McCulloch, Florida International University Cuba recently erupted in the largest protests seen there in six decades, reflecting popular anger over a crippling economic crisis, scarce food and medicines and a half-century of repression. Cuba remains largely an enigma to …

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What’s next for Cuba and the United States after Raul Castro’s retirement

With Raul Castro’s resignation as first secretary of the Communist Party, the Castro era is officially over in Cuba. Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images Joseph J. Gonzalez, Appalachian State University Cuba’s Castro dynasty has officially ended. On April 16, 2021, Raul Castro – younger brother of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro – relinquished his position as first secretary of the …

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