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Views on Cuba

There are almost as many views about Cuba's past, present and future as there are individuals. Whether you were born in Cuba, have traveled there, or just learned something about the island's complex history, chances are you have an opinion about what Fidel Castro has meant to the Cuban nation and the Cuban people.

Read through this site's Interview Excerpts for comments from a distinguished group of experts. Share your own views and opinions. And read these four essays presenting four divergent perspectives.

Rafael Rojas
Fidel Castro's Feat

Historian and essayist Rafael Rojas is a professor and researcher at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (C.I.D.E.) in Mexico City.

Miren Uriarte
The Right Priorities: Health, Education, and Literacy

University of Massachusetts-Boston sociologist Miren Uriarte is the author of Cuba: Social Policy at the Crossroads: Maintaining Priorities, Transforming Practice.

Ricardo Bofill
An Exploration into the Origins of the Cuban Human Rights

The president of the Miami-based Cuban Committee for Human Rights, Ricardo Bofill spent 12 years imprisoned in Cuba.

Mark Falcoff
Cuba's Future -- or Futures

Mark Falcoff is resident scholar emeritus of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and the author of Cuba the Morning After: Confronting Castro's Legacy (Washington, D.C.: AEI Press, 2003).

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