The Great Debate

In modern-day Cuba, cars aren’t the only relic of America’s past

March 21, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle take their first steps on Cuban soil after arriving at Havana's international airport for a three-day trip, in Havana March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSBE6D

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle take their first steps on Cuban soil after arriving at Havana’s international airport for a three-day trip, in Havana March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Cuba’s uneasy Internet connection

April 8, 2014

Last week, an Associated Press article, “US Secretly Created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to Stir Unrest,” sparked an uproar. The U.S. Agency for International Development had funded a Cuban version of Twitter called ZunZuneo , the AP reported, that attracted more than 40,000 users before ending in 2012, according to the story.

A helping U.S. hand to Cuba’s market reform?

September 29, 2010

— Boston University Professor Susan Eckstein is author of “The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Changed the U.S. and Their Homeland” and “Cuba under Castro,” and past president of the Latin American Studies Association. The views expressed are her own. —