Category: Paul Webster Hare

Effects of Obama’s visit could reshape Cuba

AFP Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba was light on immediate results but was heavy on symbolism, and its effects have the ability to shift Cuba’s future, analysts said Tuesday… Expert quote: “The most important effect of the whole visit, in my […]

Obama, Castro hold groundbreaking Cuba talks

AFP Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro met Monday in Havana’s Palace of the Revolution for groundbreaking talks on ending the decades-long standoff between the two neighbors… Expert quote: “I think Raul does not want a warm relationship […]

Raul Castro: the revolutionary who made peace

AFP Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Cuban President Raul Castro has proved far more pragmatic than his brother, iconic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, ushering in a historic thaw in relations with the United States while managing to preserve the communist regime… Expert quote: “Venezuela and Chavez seemed […]

Cubans Say ‘Nyet’ to Russian, Hoping to Learn English

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Cuba’s Museum of the Revolution defiantly jabs at former U.S. President Ronald Reagan with a mural of a cartoon cowboy and sign saying: “Thanks you cretin for h lped us TO STRENGTHEN THE REVOLUTION.”… Expert quote: “Increasingly, […]

Pope Francis, Arriving in Cuba, Seeks to Revive Church

New York Times (subscription required) Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In brokering the historic thaw between Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis stepped squarely into the thorny realm of geopolitics, sending letters to the presidents of both nations, playing host to secret meetings in the halls […]

Pope Faces a Challenge in Opening Cuba to the Church

New York Times (subscription required) Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In brokering the historic thaw between Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis stepped squarely into the thorny realm of geopolitics, sending letters to the presidents of both nations, playing host to secret meetings in the halls […]

Pope Francis faces diplomatic test on Cuba trip

Financial Times (subscription required) Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies As a parish priest in poor areas of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was so struck by Pope John Paul II’s 1998 trip to Cuba that he wrote a book about it… Expert quote: “In the fast-approaching era […]

Experts Media Alert – Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the U.S.

From Sept. 19-27, Pope Francis is scheduled for an historic visit to both Cuba and the United States. The pope‘s voyage to Cuba will reinforce the newly formed ties between the U.S. and Cuba. U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro credited Pope Francis with helping broker recent diplomatic talks between the two nations. While in the U.S., Pope Francis will address Congress […]

U.S. diplomats in Havana ponder how to make the most of their new status

Washington Post Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies When Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrives here Friday for a ceremony to raise the Stars and Stripes once more at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, he’ll be the highest-ranking American official to set foot on the island in […]