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Dateline Havana: The Real Story of Us Policy and the Future of Cuba

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Expertly researched and deftly reported, Dateline Havana is a probing exposé of U.S. policy and the future of Cuba on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Covering art, music, and Cuban politics, Reese Erlich creates a tableau that is at once moving and informative.

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Overview

Expertly researched and deftly reported, Dateline Havana is a probing exposé of U.S. policy and the future of Cuba on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Covering art, music, and Cuban politics, Reese Erlich creates a tableau that is at once moving and informative.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981576978
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Reese Erlich’s publications include Dateline Havana, The Iran Agenda, and Target Iraq, which he co-authored with Norman Solomon (introduction by Howard Zinn and afterword by Sean Penn). He reports regularly for National Public Radio, Latino USA, Radio Deutche Welle, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also writes for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News. In 2001, he produced a one-hour radio documentary, “The Struggle for Iran,” which was hosted by Walter Cronkite.

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Table of Contents

Photo section follows page 116

1 A Very Personal Journey 1

2 A Short History of U.S.-Cuban Relations 17

3 Is Cuba a Strategic Threat? 31

4 The Origins of the Cuba Lobby 39

5 The Cuba Lobby: Bush and Beyond 57

6 The U.S. Embargo 71

7 Cuba's Controversial Domestic and Foreign Policies 83

8 Food, Organic Farms, and Jewish Jokes 101

9 The Real Story of the Buena Vista Social Club and Artistic Freedom 119

10 Women, Gays, and Machismo 137

11 Racism in Cuba? 151

12 Dissidents, Democracy, and the Internet 167

13 Prospects for Change 185

Notes 199

Acknowledgments 225

Index 227

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