The contradictions of U.S.-Cuba relations have rarely been more intense. The pattern of siege and resistance continues, the U.S. imperial project of remodelling Cuba faces new constraints, and a “transition” of sorts, conditioned by U.S. engagement but not determined by U.S. policy, is already occurring. This article will examine new contradictions in the U.S. language of “freedom” over Cuba some new developments in its near half-century of economic siege and destabilisation, and the new problems faced by U.S. arguments for a postsocialist “transition” in Cuba.

2005 Contesting ‘transition’: The US plan for a ‘free Cuba’ PDF

Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 32, No. 6, Contested Terrains (Nov., 2005)