Greetings Mr. Oneschuck. While I am not a Cuba specialist my guess is that the broad academic community has anticipated this move for quite some time and find it a cautions first step and not so dramatic. The key, as Peggy Noonan noted in her recent Wall Street Journal article, will be some sort of joint commission resolution of the outstanding financial claims of the US Cubans who will be claiming reimbursement for lost (fill in the blank) plus 50 years interest. The tally should come up to something like 1.5 or 2 billion, which will be settled, paid mostly of course by the USA.
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I've been keeping up with the talking heads on cable news regarding Obama's remarks on Cuba. However, I'm very interested in what the academic community thinks of these developments. Pros, cons, risks, et cetera. Perhaps we can get a little discussion going for those interested?
Victor A. Oneschuck
California State University, East Bay
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Thanks, Steve and Lisa! Steve, the clip you sent will work well in class, I think, and Lisa, eleven clips turned up, one of which is the very powerful "Cueca Sola" that I'd seen bits of earlier. I'll add these links to my course website for next year when I teach this class again.