Raúl Castro and the New Cuba: A Close-Up View of Change (Paperback)
In 2006, Fidel Castro yielded power over Cuba to his younger brother Raul, making him the first new president of the island nation in nearly five decades. Raul has ushered in many changes and reforms, including allowing open criticism of the government, lifting the ban on personal electronics, and allowing farmers to purchase their own equipment. This timely work weaves together expert analysis with narrative accounts from current Cuban citizens to explore the economic, political, legal, and social changes occurring in Cuba under Raul Castro's presidency. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
About the Author
Harlan Abrahams, a Denver-based writer, lawyer, and former law professor, has published many scholarly articles and written several novels, one of which has been optioned for a movie to be shot on location in Havana. He has traveled to Cuba many times since 1998. Arturo Lopez-Levy, a native of Cuba, is a lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is also a research associate of the Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East and teaches Latin American politics and comparative politics at the University of Denver and the Colorado School of Mines. In Cuba, Lopez-Levy worked as Secretary of the B'nai B'rith Lodge of the Cuban Jewish Community and a political analyst for the Cuban government.