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Inside the Closed Cuban Archives

Piero Gleijeses describes his experience in the closed, post-1959 Cuban archives

Call for Applications: Fostering Innovation in the Americas

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We Will Prevail: Together as One

2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop

What Fidel Castro’s Death Won’t Change About Cuba’s Economic Outlook

Fidel Castro’s death has sparked a torrent of questions, including whether President-elect Donald Trump will break with President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy. Mr.

What Does the World Expect of President-elect Trump: Latin America

Written by Cynthia Arnson:

Latin American countries expect:

  • The United States to continue to uphold its economic engagement with the Hemisphere.
  • The President-elect Trump to reaffirm the value of respectful, collaborative relationships to address shared problems.
  • To consult with multiple stakeholders in the U.S. private sector, Cuban-American community, and other opinion leaders about the likely effects of rescinding U.S. executive orders on Cuba.   


Dr. Manuel Cuesta Morúa Named Recipient of the 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce that Dr. Manuel Cuesta Morúa, a leading scholar and political activist from Cuba, will receive the 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, a one-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. The awardee was selected by the Ratiu Award Board which includes former awardees, such as Polish dissident and public intellectual Adam Michnik. He will keynote the Annual Ratiu Democracy Symposium to be held at the Center on December 5, 2016.