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Cuba: Our Neighbor in Transition
Located only 90 miles off the coast of Florida in the midst of vital sea lanes, Cuba has long been politically and culturally important to the United States. When Cuba became the first Communist state in the Western Hemisphere, an already complex relationship was strained to the breaking point by events like the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, U.S. efforts to assassinate Fidel Castro, the placement of Russian nuclear missiles on Cuban soil, and trade embargoes. These events left memories that still resonate 50 years later. Now, the future holds promise. When the U.S. normalized diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2014, the two countries again shared trade, travel, and cultural exchanges. Today the island rocks with Salsa music and dance, and its miles of white beaches have bolstered a thriving tourism industry. Still, Cuba remains a one-party state that suppresses political liberties and freedom of the press, with economic woes that include trade problems, rising food costs, and emigration. This lecture series presents a broad view of Cuban culture and history to help us understand today’s Cuba, a nation in transition. September 14 - lecture starts at 9:30 a.m. No lecture on September 21.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 09/14/2017 - 10/26/2017
Day of Week : Thursday, no lecture on 9/21
Time : 10 - 11:30 a.m., 9/14 lecture starts at 9:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $30.00
Event Status : OPEN