REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini - A tourist looks at images displayed in a shop in downtown Havana, July 31, 2015.

Interview

U.S.-Cuba relations, El Chapo, and U.S.-Brazil ties

July 24, 2015, Eric Farnsworth and Harold Trinkunas

Harold Trinkunas joins Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, on Voice of America to discuss U.S.-Cuba relations in light of the historic embassy openings in both countries, implications of the prison escape of notorious drug lord El Chapo on U.S.-Mexican relations, and how domestic political pressures on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff affect U.S.-Brazilian ties.

  • In the News

    There’s a real sense the U.S.-Latin American relationship had been a bit distant and now has new possibilities. The one thing that could spoil that is the situation in Venezuela, so the administration is looking for ways to manage that.

    August 3, 2015, Harold Trinkunas, Bloomberg
  • Interview | NPR

    July 21, 2015, Richard Feinberg

  • In the News

    The United States wants to move beyond a Cold War-era approach to one of constructive engagement as a way to support and empower the Cuban people. Cuba needs the United States as an economic engine for its troubled economy and hopes to attract new foreign investment and human capital to update its socialist model, but without undergoing political reform. Building confidence and trust will be critical to the ability to move forward.

    July 20, 2015, Ted Piccone, Daily Mail
  • In the News

    In order for Cuba to become truly market-friendly, to have a favorable business climate for international investment, the outstanding [property] claims issue has to be resolved. What’s going to keep this relationship moving forward is, constituencies have to be created in both countries who are gaining from the normalization process.

    July 19, 2015, Richard Feinberg, New York Times
  • Blog Post

    10 economic facts about Cuba

    July 17, 2015, Fred Dews | comments

  • Blog Post

    Cuba slowly expands Internet access

    July 2, 2015, Jack Karsten and Darrell M. West | comments

  • Blog Post

    Event Summary: Time to invest in Cuba?

    June 5, 2015, Anna Newby | comments

  • In the News

    There's huge red tape. This is an economy that is state-controlled, and Cubans complain about how hard it is to do business or even get services. [But] you're seeing a lot of [American] companies wanting to figure out how to position themselves for the day when the embargo is gone.

    April 21, 2015, Ted Piccone, CNN

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