Cuba Rising: An American Insider's Perspective

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Cuba Rising in an insightful new look at one of the world's most enigmatic countries and the unique path it is charting. She has been a Spanish colony, a poster child of American neocolonialism and a Soviet client state in the Cold War. Many American pundits believed that Fidel Castro and his Revolution would be short-lived, and then the grouchy bearded guy proceeded to outlast ten U.S. Presidents. How can this be, how can a small island country with few resources and of little consequence stand toe to toe with ...

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Overview

Cuba Rising in an insightful new look at one of the world's most enigmatic countries and the unique path it is charting. She has been a Spanish colony, a poster child of American neocolonialism and a Soviet client state in the Cold War. Many American pundits believed that Fidel Castro and his Revolution would be short-lived, and then the grouchy bearded guy proceeded to outlast ten U.S. Presidents. How can this be, how can a small island country with few resources and of little consequence stand toe to toe with the global superpower for fifty years? It can't, but it did. Cuba Rising reveals those forces, as diverse as her rich culture, unique geography and millions of divided families that will contribute to a new relationship with the United States and a changing role in the global community.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780615323619
  • Publisher: Global Insights Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Jonathan Showe has traveled to Cuba more than seventy times, ranking him among Americas most frequent visitors to the forbidden island. One of her Cabinet Ministers was recently overhead exclaiming How the hell does this guy Showe keep getting to Cuba? Persistence, tenacity, curiosity and modest irreverence for U.S. travel restrictions would be the answer. With military service and a graduate degree in International Relations, he joined the Nixon, then Ford, White House where he was involved in U.S. foreign economic policy. Materials emerging from his desk found their way to foreign and domestic leaders. Later work at a U.S. multinational corporation involved further analyses presented to international businesspeople and shapers of foreign policy. Since 1998, Showe has focused on Cuba trying to understand that enigmatic place by mixing with an array of folks including dissidents, farmers, journalists, professionals, intellectuals, and senior government officials. He concludes that Cuba is much more than a place it is a state of mind! With the skills of forty years in the international realm, he has a keen ability to weave disparate threads into a fabric of clarity and understanding.

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