The Cuban Dissident Movement: Escaping the Grip of Communist Creed

Written by: Garrett Halak The single-party authoritarian country of Cuba has experienced a shift in citizen attitudes related to human rights and democratic principles. While the dissident movement in Cuba has been around for a number of years, nonviolent protests were revived during 2021 within the socialist state. The dissident movement calls for the replacement…

What Happened to the Progress the U.S. Was Making with Cuba?

Written by: Rachel Watson Ever since Cuba turned to communism during the cold war, U.S.-Cuba relations have been strained. The first embargo placed on Cuba was in 1960 during Eisenhower’s presidency, which banned all U.S. exports to Cuba except medicine. During JFK’s term, the embargo extended to cover all U.S. imports. The embargo continues still…