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A publication of the Insitute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS).


Issue 1 | February, 2017



A publication of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS)


Welcome to Shalom Cuba, the new publication of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami. To be issued every other week, this publication is prompted by the growing involvement of Cuba with Middle Eastern countries, particularly Iran. During the past decade, the close alliance between Iran, Cuba and Venezuela represents the most dramatic event in recent Latin American history. Our publication intends, with current news and analysis, to maintain the reader informed about Cuba and its foreign policy. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Jaime Suchlicki
Director
Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS)

NEWS
Cuba Water Hassles
By Barbara Gutierrez
Interdisciplinary study by the University of Miami's College of Engineering, School of Communication and Catholic University of America finds that water pipes in the island are so corroded that often water is contaminated...
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Iran Ignores UN Resolution
By Alice Greene
Second ballistic missile test conducted by Iran since the signing of UN Resolution 2231 – a rule that bans such tests for eight years...
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Cuba: Arrests Target Human Rights Defenders
By Freedom House
In response to a new wave of arrests of opposition leaders by Cuban security authorities, Freedom House issued the following statement: “Cuban authorities used the national holiday marking the birth of Jose Marti to intimidate and arrest activists attempting to bring change to Cuba through peacefully...
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SPOTLIGHT
Cuban military chant anti-Obama slogans
Miami Herald
Cuban military chant slogans against U.S. President Barack Obama during a military parade January 2, 2017, in Havana.
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From Havana to Tehran
By Jaime Suchlicki
On Dec. 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a dramatic change in the United States’ policy toward Cuba, heralding the end of a Cold War-era conflict that had begun to look increasingly anachronistic. The benefits of the two longtime foes’ new and improved relationship remain to be seen — but the contradictions involved are already obvious...
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Cuba’s Misplaced Blame: Humans vs. Mosquitoes
By Sherri L. Porcelain
Using a war metaphor to exterminate mosquitoes in Cuba displays the hubris of the Cuban leaders when it comes to public health as a symbolism of the state’s power. The bravado of saving the world from the dangerous mosquito foe, the regime uses a cache of public health artillery to convince others that they are a global leader in preventing the spread of infectious diseases, such as the Zika virus...
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Editor, Web and Digital, Shalom Cuba
Jennifer Hernandez

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