Jonathan M. Hansen

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Fidel Castro en 1956 en Ciudad de México, detenido en una oficina migratoria por entrenar a tropas rebeldes. créditoBettmann Archive vía Getty Images

Antes de su muerte en 2016, Fidel Castro pidió que no se erigieran estatuas ni monumentos en su honor. Su tumba en el cementerio de Santa Ifigenia en Santiago de Cuba solo consta de una sencilla roca de granito marcada con una pequeña placa estampada con una palabra solitaria: FIDEL.

La generación de mi padre, que llegó a la mayoría de edad durante la Guerra Fría, pensaba que Castro era un demente autoritario como otros líderes comunistas de mediados del siglo XX. Pero ¿quién era Castro en realidad y a qué era fiel?

En la primavera de 2004, hice mi primer viaje académico a Cuba.…  Seguir leyendo »

In the 10 years since the Guantánamo detention camp opened, the anguished debate over whether to shutter the facility — or make it permanent — has obscured a deeper failure that dates back more than a century and implicates all Americans: namely, our continued occupation of Guantánamo itself. It is past time to return this imperialist enclave to Cuba.

From the moment the United States government forced Cuba to lease the Guantánamo Bay naval base to us, in June 1901, the American presence there has been more than a thorn in Cuba’s side. It has served to remind the world of America’s long history of interventionist militarism.…  Seguir leyendo »

When the immediate crisis passes, how can we ensure that Haiti becomes a functioning nation? Eight experts give their prescriptions.

Concrete Solutions
By John McAslan
An internationally financed rebuilding effort should take a longer view of Haiti’s future, supporting a gradual, well-thought-out physical transformation.

Squatters’ Rights
By Robert Neuwirth
With hundreds of thousands of Haitians turned into refugees in their own hometown, a few sensible squatter principles may help the devastated residents.

Skip the Graft
By James Dobbins
Haiti’s institutions need to be rebuilt as well as its buildings, with fundamental reform of inefficient and corrupt systems.

Learn From Postwar Tokyo
By Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava
As we consider how to rebuild Port-au-Prince, we can find an alternative to the usual top-down redevelopment model in postwar Tokyo.…  Seguir leyendo »