Hot Topics: Cuba is the focus of many highly debated political issues. Are the U.S. laws concerning Cuba an embargo or a blockade? What are the effects of this legislation, and what would change bring to Cuba?

Many people also wonder if freedom exists in Cuba. Is there democracy on this island? Many groups and countries have influenced Cuba's recent history. Revolutionary Cuba has been opposed by anti-Castro exile groups and the United States; assistance from the Soviet Union has kept it afloat in the past.

Changing Circumstances: The Revolution changed Cuba in many ways. Find out how Cuba has changed and will change in the past, present, and future. One of the major factors in this change has been U.S. policy. U.S. laws have dramatically impacted the Cuban people over the years. Beyond direct government policy, the United States' actions toward Cuba have varied from extreme hegemony to outright terrorism.

Special Features: This section also contains an interview conducted with Professor Jorge Domínguez. Professor Domínguez, one of the world's foremost experts on Cuban issues, discusses everything from human rights to the U.S. media.

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