Cuba Today. 50 Years On

Special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research 15.2 (December 2009). Co-edited with Dr. Parvathi Kumaraswami, University of Manchester.

Table of contents:

Introduction Par Kumaraswami and Carlos Uxó (University of Manchester and La Trobe University) 1

A Changing Cuba? Implications for Domestic Policy: The Case of Housing’ Isobel Anderson (University of Stirling) 5

¿Hasta La Victoria Siempre? The Evolution and Future of Revolutionary Sport’ Thomas F. Carter (University of Brighton) 25

Fifty Years of Socialist Education in Revolutionary Cuba: A World- Systems Perspective Thomas Griffiths (University of Newcastle) 45

Cuba and China: Governance and Industrial Collaboration Adrian Hearn (University of Sydney) 65

Cuban Medical Internationalism: Central America, A Decade after Hurricane Mitch John M. Kirk and Marguerite R. Jiménez (Dalhousie University and American University) 83

El color de nuestro futuro’: Assessing the significance of the Encuentros of 2007 Par Kumaraswami (University of Manchester) 103

El acceso a internet en Cuba: Políticas de colectivización y socialización Carlos Uxó (La Trobe University) 121

Cuban Development: Inspiration for the Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) Helen Yaffe (University of London) 145

Epílogo Fernando Martínez Heredia (Instituto Cubano de Investigación Cultural Juan Marinello) 163


Helen Yaffe, Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2009. Théodore H. MacDonald (London Metropolitan University) 167

Ignacio López-Calvo, Imagining the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture, Gainesville, UP of Florida, 2008. Araceli Tinajero (The City College of New York-The Graduate Center, CUNY) 168

Alberto Abreu Arcia, Los juegos de la Escritura o la (re) escritura de la Historia, La Habana, Casa de las Américas, 2007. Par Kumaraswami (University of Manchester) 171

Christina Perez, Caring for them from Birth to Death: The Practice of Community-Based Cuban Medicine, Lexington Books, Lanham, 2008. Elizabeth Kath (Global Cities Institute – RMIT University) 174

John M. Kirk and Michael Erisman, Cuban Medical Internationalism: Origins, Evolution, and Goals, New York/London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Kepa Artaraz (University of Brighton) 177