Cuba: desafíos para un aniversario

por Armando Chaguaceda Noriega[1. Politólogo e historiador. Profesor del Campus Virtual de CLACSO, miembro de la Cátedra Haydeé Santamaría” de la Asociación Hermanos Saìz (Cuba), doctorante de la Universidad Veracruzana.] English version Arena de pasiones encontradas, mitos ideológicos y conquistas sociales, Cuba conmemorará en este enero el medio siglo del histórico triunfo revolucionario de 1959. […]

Cuba: Challenges for an Anniversary

by Armando Chaguaceda Noriega versión español This January marks the half-century anniversary of Cuba’s historic revolutionary triumph of 1959: an arena for discovered passions, ideological myths and social conquests. Cuba will celebrate while confronting contrasting realities. The island is the only country in Latin America to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development goals; infant mortality […]

Cuba, Citizen Participation and Associational Space: Some Notes

by Armando Chaguaceda Noriega.[1. This essay summarizes research carried out with support of a grant from CLACSO-ASDI in 2006-2008. The original text and valuable contributions from colleagues can be found in Armando Chaguaceda (ed). “Participación y espacio asociativo”, Ediciones Acuario, La Habana, 2008.] What does “non-governmental” mean in a country with a statist tradition? Would […]