In looking for pragmatic solutions to address the COVID-19 crisis, and given the absence of global leadership during the pandemic, Caribbean governments are seeking support from long-time partner, Cuba.
The World Bank released growth projections for Latin America and the Caribbean’s economies. The region’s outlook is positive but could waver if U.S.-China trade tensions re-escalate, among other risks.
Desde movimientos sociales que tomaron las calles, desastres naturales y cambios políticos, el 2019 fue tan solo el inicio de los eventos que marcarán el curso del continente hacia la siguiente década.
Generally, the term “transition” is associated with democracy, but in practice this isn’t always the case. Case in point: the recent appointment of Miguel Díaz-Canel as the “elected” president of Cuba.
More than half of all citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean think corruption is getting worse in their country. But a majority also believe that ordinary people can make a difference in eradicating the region’s most pervasive issue.
In a democracy, policymaking at the local level is a privileged space for citizen participation. But in autocracies like Cuba’s, the one-party regime takes control of social mobilization at every level.
On May 11, Cuba’s LGBTQI community took to the streets of Havana for the island’s annual gay pride parade, despite the government’s ban. But, in responding to protestors with its usual counteroffensive, the state was met with a sort of tropical Stonewall.