Challenges to Achieving Sustainable Peace: Part Two
Date and Time
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Room D
Cambio Cubano: The Subtle Revamping of a Socialist State
USD senior Jorge Benavides delivers his final internship presentation.
The Cuban socialist regime is one of the last remnants of the Cold War. Under the auspices of its fabled revolutionary hero and leader, Fidel Castro, the island-nation has weathered such difficulties as the 50-year-long U.S. embargo, the loss of Soviet support following the dissolution of the U.S.S.R, and countless natural disasters. In recent years under the leadership of Raúl Castro, Cubans have experienced a wave of reforms which seemingly contradict the spirit of the Cuban Revolution and have led The Economist to speculate that Cuba is now on the road to capitalism. Whether or not the reforms will precipitate regime change remains unclear, but one thing is certain, the winds of change are in the air.
Joan B. Kroc Institute For Peace and Justice