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Getting To Know the Cubans: Khrushchev Meets the Castro Brothers

National Security Archive National Security Archive
For the first time in any language the National Security Archive is publishing a translation of the first meeting between Khrushchev and Raul Castro on July 18, 1960, providing new insight into what each side wanted, expected and promised.

Whither Cuba?

Cliff DuRand Truthout
Obama's strategy is to change Cuba, not through regime change, but by promoting capitalism within the country through support of a petty bourgeoisie. The fundamental objective of US policy has always been to bring Cuba back into the capitalist orbit. Today in Cuba a socialist state is actively promoting cooperatives, thereby devolving economic power to people at the grassroots level. There is a rejuvenation of civil society underway - a socialist civil society.

Cuban President Raul Castro Delivers Speech on Cuba-US Relations

Raul Castro ACN - Cuban News Agency
Full text of Cuban President Raul Castro address to the Cuban people. "The heroic Cuban people, in the wake of serious dangers, aggressions, adversities and sacrifices has proven to be faithful and will continue to be faithful to our ideals of independence and social justice...As a result of a dialogue...which included a phone conversation...with President Obama, we have been able to make headway in the solution of some topics of mutual interest for both nations."
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