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A brief history of the U.S. and Cuba

150 years of tension may be coming to an end.

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This video offers some good perspective on the competing historical visions that help to shape the tension between the United States and Cuba.  I enjoyed this one because it explicitly states during what many refer to as the age of imperialism.

 

Questions to Ponder:  How would you feel about the normalizing of political and economic relations between the United States and Cuba if you grew up in Cuba?  What if you were from a Cuban-American family that fled Castro’s regime?   

 

TagsCuba, historical, conflict, political, geopoliticscolonialism, video.

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U.S. and Cuba’s Rocky Relations

“President Obama announced on December 17 that the United States will resume diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of antagonism. Bloomberg’s Sam Grobart recaps the standoff between the two nations, and explains why the icy relationship has begun to thaw.”

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By now I’m sure you’ve heard the news that the United States is seeking to normalize relations with Cuba and politicians are reacting to this news in diverse ways. This video gives a quick rundown of the history of Cold War tensions between these two neighbors. 

 

Tags: Cuba, conflict, political, geopolitics.

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