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OLLAS Charla: Cuba and the Bankruptcy of the U.S. ‘Change through Impoverishment’ Policy

November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join UNO’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) for our last OLLAS Charla of the Fall 2021 semester on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM, with a public lecture by our very own faculty member and UNO’s Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success, Dr. Benjamin-Alvarado.
Virtual Zoom Registration Link: https://bit.ly/30Pollr
For 60 years now, the U.S. policy towards Cuba has been one of little more than economic denial with the intent of fomenting internal dissent and bringing about change through the impoverishment of the Cuban people. When viewed through the long lens that the Cuban revolution offers us, and the “theme and variation” responses of the U.S. to our neighbor to the south, the news of popular uprisings, protests, arrests, and disappearances perhaps is signaling that the successor regime of Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel is steering the policy into dangerous waters. Dr. Benjamin-Alvarado reflects on what is to be done, and how the U.S. can re-direct the policy toward something that does not end up as yet another failure in the region.
About the OLLAS Charla Series
The name of the series, Charla, means “chat” in English. Established in 2003, the series was created to engage the UNO and greater Omaha community in informed and informal conversations about Latino and Latin American related issues. Each event in the series is free and open to the public.
For more information please contact Yuriko Doku, OLLAS Assistant Director at ydoku@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3835.


November 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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