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Volume One                                                                   Winter 1998-Spring 1999                                                               Numbers 3-4.

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    INCENTIVES AND IMPEDIMENTS  TO CUBAN NATIONAL RECONCILIATION

 

    Holly Ackerman

    School of Social Work and

    Center for Latin American Studies

    Tulane University

    New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

    Published online: December 15, 2016

 

 

 

     ABSTRACT

 

This article asserts that processes of Cuban national reconciliation have been underway for twenty years.  In addition to defining "national reconcil­iation," the article re-examines the history of political conflicts and chal­lenges some of the commonly held assumptions in the United States about the nature of ongoing relations between islanders and those living outside Cuba.  The major contribution of this article is the specification of the dimensions of incentives and impediments, not only intransigent government postures but also simplistic media images that impede the dissolution of the remaining barriers between the Cuban exile and the island population.

 

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