The Sluggish Normalization of the U.S.-Cuba Relations

  • Adam Gwiazda Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy

Abstract

The political and economic relations of the United States with Cuba have been during the recent more than 50 years “frozen”. Only in December 2014 the diplomatic relations between those two states were restored. It was one of the rare successes in the foreign policy of the president Barack Obama, who in March 2015 paid an official visit in Havana. That visit has brought about in practice the end of Cuba, isolation, but has not led to the full normalization of the political and economic relations and raising the trade embargo. That embargo was laid on Cuba the United States in 1962 and can be eliminated (removed) only by the Congress when the Cuban government will meet the requirements of the Helms- Burton law and pay the compensation for the nationalized property of the American companies and significantly change the existing political and economic system. After the death of Fidel Castro and his ideology “fidelism” the political and economic transformation of Cuba may be accelerated, which can lead to the full normalization of relations with the U.S. That normalization will, however, depend in the near future on the president Donald Trump foreign policy towards Cuba, who during his presidential campaign demanded “a better deal” both for the Cuban citizens as well as for the United States.

Author Biography

Adam Gwiazda, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy

Prof. dr hab., profesor w Instytucie Nauk Politycznych Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, specjalizuje się w problematyce międzynarodowych stosunków gospodarczych i politycznych, teorii polityki i analizie porównawczej systemów politycznych.

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Published
2017-04-28
How to Cite
GWIAZDA, Adam. The Sluggish Normalization of the U.S.-Cuba Relations. Ameryka Łacińska. Kwartalnik Analityczno-Informacyjny, [S.l.], n. 1 (95), p. 65-78, apr. 2017. ISSN 2081-1152. Available at: <http://amerykalacinska.com/ojs/index.php/al/article/view/30>. Date accessed: 28 may 2020.
Section
Countries - Regions