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About Arturo Lopez-Levy

Arturo Lopez-Levy is a Doctoral Candidate and lecturer at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver. He is a co-author of the book “Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close-Up View of Change”, McFarland Publishers, 2011. 

Articles by Arturo Lopez-Levy

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Alan Gross: time for a negotiated solution

The case of Alan Gross, an American development expert sentenced by Cuba to fifteen years in prison for “acts against the independence or the territorial integrity of the state", is the latest instalment in the tense story of Cuba-US relations. Negotiating is the only way to break the cycle.

While Miami burns... Obama and Cuban-American politics

In this year's election, half of Cuban-Americans who are eligible to vote either came from Cuba after 1994 or grew up in the United States. Unfortunately, the White House is passing up the opportunity to hold a rational discussion of Washington’s policy towards Cuba.  

US Hispanics and the GOP, after Tampa

The Latino vote has become a key battleground in recent presidential elections. Everyone courts the now second largest ethnic group in the country, but these efforts have proven to be more difficult for the GOP, who risk alienating its anti-immigration conservative base. Will Mitt Romney be able to square the circle?

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