Magazine article Americas Quarterly

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Magazine article Americas Quarterly

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Cuba After Netflix

Lawrence Gutman

February 25, 2015

"Unless state and non-state actors can invigorate Cuba's economy and improve the country's infrastructure, housing, commercial, and communications sectors, Cuba risks accelerated growth in tourism and stagnation in other key areas. Similar asymmetry predominates across much of the Caribbean and drives the region's status as the most impoverished in the hemisphere. Avoiding it will not only require sound policy, but public and private sector cooperation in Cuba and the U.S. that prioritizes the interests of ordinary Cubans."

http://www.americasquarterly.org/content/ cuba-after-netflix

Stay on the Korean Wave, Latin America

María Fernanda Pérez Arguello

February 26, 2015

"Above all, Latin American leaders need to remember that 'Asia' is not synonymous with 'China,' and should not be afraid of diversifying their sources of investment. [...] As of now, Latin America has South Korea engaged, and though the Latin American response has not been as enthusiastic as it should be, no one can deny that Latin America is comfortably surfing on the hallyu- or Korean wave-and enjoying it. …

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