The Song Remains the Same: Cuban and Cuban-American Reactions to the New US Government Regulations

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Renee Scherlen Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This paper assesses the impact of the measures on domestic politics in Cuba and the United States. We begin by establishing the status of US-Cuban relations during the 1990s and early part of the 200s. We then turn to the May 6th announcement by President George W. Bush and a review of the actual policy changes enacted in May 2004. The reasons behind the altered policies – both stated and implied – are then explored. Next we examine the impact of these new regulations on Cubans and Cuban-Americans. Drawing upon interviews conducted in Cuba as well as survey data from Cuban-Americans, we investigate whether or not the goals of the policy have been or are likely to be achieved. We conclude with a short discussion concerning the most recent responses of the Cuban government.

Additional Information

Publication
G. Bass, Nelson and Renee G. Scherlen (2005) “The Song Remains the Same: Cuban and Cuban-American Reactions to the ‘New’ US Government Regulations,” presented at the Southwestern International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, La, March 23-26, 2005.
Language: English
Date: 2005