The History and Background of Cuba-U.S. Relations (Until December 17, 2014)

  • Jacqueline Laguardia MartinezEmail author
  • Georgina Chami
  • Annita Montoute
  • Debbie A. Mohammed


This chapter examines the history of relations between Cuba and the United States and the conflicts originating from U.S. economic and geostrategic interests in Cuba. The chapter identifies key features of the bilateral relationship, to set the stage for the discussion (in later chapters) on the implications of more recent developments for future engagement between the two sides.


Cuba-U.S. relations Cuban Revolution U.S. Foreign Policy Cold War U.S. embargo Cuba-USSR relations Fidel Castro 


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  • Jacqueline Laguardia Martinez
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    Email author
  • Georgina Chami
    • 1
  • Annita Montoute
    • 1
  • Debbie A. Mohammed
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsUniversity of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

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