Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

12/17 in the history of Cuban-US Relations: Causes, Results, Repercussions

February 20th, 2015
4 PM

Location
Greeleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto, of the Asociación de Escritores, Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC) and Consejo Editorial Revista Temas, will present a talk entitled: “12/17 in the history of Cuban-US Relations: Causes, Results, Repercussions.”

On December 17 Presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama announced that they had reached several agreements as a result of 18 months of secret negotiations. The general purpose of that agreement is to normalize relations between the two countries. Although long overdue, these agreements surprised every independent observer because of their swiftness and scope. They point to a new stage in the relationship between these two close neighbors. Dr. Alzugaray will analyze the causes, results and repercussions of what was agreed on from a Cuban perspective.

Sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research (CIPR) and the Cuban and Carribean Studies Institute (CCSI).

The talk is free and open to the public.

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

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