I returned to Cuba in November for the first time in two years. On the surface, not much had changed. From my room in the Riviera Hotel on the Havana waterfront, I could still see vintage 1950s American cars driving down the Malecón. On television I watched the Cuban national baseball team win another international tournament. Just up the street a billboard next to the old U.S. embassy building denounced “U.S. imperialism.” Beneath the...
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Gary Prevost is chair of the Political Science Department at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. He is the co-author of Cuba: A Different America and Politics in Latin America: The Power Game.