June 15, 2020

CUBA REVIEW: Playing Fast and Loose with Family Remittances

For almost two weeks, the Trump administration has kept Cubans in the dark over the fate of formal remittances channels between the U.S. and Cuba. Over the same period, Cuban officials announced the country is close to controlling the Covid-19 outbreak and is preparing to re-open, while many civil society actors on the island joined in mourning the death of George Floyd and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, a must read op-ed by FIU historian and professor Michael Bustamante explores the nexus between Cuba’s frozen reforms and support for hardline U.S.-Cuba policy among recent Cuban émigrés. All this and more in our latest newsletter.

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