Caribbean News

The Pope in Cuba: What Does it Mean?

Sep 21, 2015
"The worldwide popularity of Pope Francis and the oft expressed media speculation that he might use his visit to pressure the Cuban government to initiate major changes misconstrues the role of the Cuban church, as well as the purposes of the papal visits which were and are primarily pastoral aimed at fortifying the evangelizing capacity of the Cuban church," writes Margaret Crahan on the papal visit to Cuba.

Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America & The Caribbean: What Will it Take to Build Resilient Communities?

Sep 10, 2015
The Latin America and Caribbean region is particularly vulnerable to some of the most challenging aspects of climate change. The Wilson Center has been part of an effort to convene key stakeholders in the region and to explore promising tools in climate change adaptation through a series of seminars. Recently top experts and policymakers from those seminars in Colombia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru, gathered at the Center to further broaden the dialogue. Biologist and Wilson Center consultant, Carmen Lacambra, provides Context on progress and remaining challenges.

U.S. And Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations

Jul 21, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed about the restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba.

Maduro deja plantado a influyente senador estadounidense

Jul 02, 2015
Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about Senator Corker's visit to Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

No cigar just yet: Many obstacles remain before complete normalization with Cuba

Feb 12, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article regarding the obstacles that remain before complete normalization with Cuba.

Thaw Begins On U.S.-Cuba Relationship Frozen In Time

Jan 20, 2015
Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed in an NPR segment on U.S.-Cuba relations.

Radio and TV Martí have roles to play as Cuba enters a new era

Jan 09, 2015
"We should expect the Castro regime to fight tooth and nail to prevent media freedom, and it is likely that the regime will intensify measures to derail Radio and TV Martí as the broadcaster informs Cubans about the deepening crisis of the current system," writes A. Ross Johnson and S. Enders Wimbush.

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

Roger-Mark De Souza on Linking Climate, Security and Development to Fragility in Haiti

Dec 12, 2014
As part of the Fall 2014 Haiti Dialogue Series organized by the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program, Roger-Mark de Souza joined a group of faculty, researchers, students and policymakers to discuss the latest research linking climate change, natural hazards, development and fragility in Haiti.

Chile busca inversiones chinas en sectores de energía e infraestrucuturas

Aug 01, 2014
Global Fellow Jorge Heine provides insight on potential Chinese investments in Chile in energy and infrastructure sectors.