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Factors and Actors Impacting Cuba-U.S. Relations

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

Abstract

This chapter examines the factors and actors that are either driving or obstructing positive shifts in Cuba-U.S. relations. Factors which drove 17D emanate from U.S. national and foreign policy interests as well as Cuba-U.S. people-to-people relations. The obstacles are related to various types of differences on both sides. The actors pushing for positive Cuba-U.S. relations are diverse, including segments of civil society, academia, business community, states (Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean countries), the younger generation of Cubans, Pope Francis, and the Catholic Church, and other various other non state actors.

Keywords

Cuba-U.S. relations Cuba-U.S. normalization Latin America U.S. embargo Lineamientos 17D 

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