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Author/Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond
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All are invited to the Toronto launch of Arnold August's latest book, Cuba–U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond.
Trump and Cuba.
NEW on Cuba-U.S. Relations! On September 29, the US decided to withdraw 27 people from its Embassy in Havana leaving only a skeleton staff. (It was re-opened in the summer of 2015 a result of the accord reached by Presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama on December 17, 2014.) On October 3 at 9 AM the U.S. State Department phoned the Cuban Ambassador to Washington informing him that 15 Cuba diplomats must leave the US within seven days. On the same day, at 3 PM, the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez held a Press Conference in Havana. He once again rejected the false accusation of “sonic” attacks against US diplomats. They are being used as a pretext for the hasty U.S. actions.

What is happening? What are the facts?

This will be the main theme of his Panel presentation contextualized in the book’s analysis of Trump’s Cuba policy. Listen to and discuss with author and Cuba expert Arnold August as he launches his third book on Cuba in Toronto.

We have a very prestigious panel consisting of KEITH ELLIS and JULIO FONSECA. Do not miss their presentations! Moderated by Elizabeth Hill (CCFA, Toronto).

Friday, October 13 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
A Different Booklist
777-779 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 0B7
Bathurst Station Eastbound Platform
Sponsored by Fernwood Publishing and A Different Booklist

Keith Ellis. Born in Jamaica. Professor Emeritus, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto, and Professor of Merit. Doctor honoris causa from the University of Havana and the Order of Distinction from the government of Jamaica. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Author of the Foreword to Cuba–U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond.

Julio Fonseca. M.A. Applied and Theoretical Linguistics. Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics York University, Toronto Course Director, Spanish and Portuguese Section, D.L.L.L., Spanish Business Communication and Culture, Schulich School of Business, York University.

Greetings from the Consul General of the Republic of Cuba in Toronto, Tania López Larroque.

Greetings from the Consul General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Toronto, Luis Acuña Cedeño: “Views on Venezuela in the Book and the Current Situation.”

All author’s royalties from the sale of the book at this event will be donated to the CNC’s Hurricane Irma Relief & Reconstruction for Cuba Campaign.

About the book:

Against the background of the history of Cuba–U.S. interconnectedness and in light of Obama’s ini¬tiative and Trump’s election, Arnold August deals with the relationship between the two countries, delving into past and current U.S. aggression against Cuba’s artistic field, ideology and politics. Based on twenty years of fieldwork in and investigation of Cuba, this book provides a unique perspective on the island’s diverse approaches to the cultural war being waged by the U.S. and illustrates the heterogeneous nature of Cuban society.

EXTRACTS FROM SOME PRAISE AND THE FOREWORD AS PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK:


“Arnold August brings to the task his finest gift, his superbly developed talent as a journalist, understanding this to mean the habit of assessing different aspects and representations of reality, so that he offers an ultimate fairness to the reasonable and humane reader. August constantly exhibits a related attribute: his remarkable power of analysis. The two together make the experience of reading him an enlightening one.”
— Keith Ellis

“This book could not have been timelier. With Fidel Castro’s death focusing outside attention on Cuba’s future and with Trump’s election throwing U.S.–Cuban “normalization” into question, Arnold August contests the common assumptions and public rhetoric about Cuban politics and about that ‘normalization.’”
— Antoni Kapcia, University of Nottingham

“August provides the reader with a bridge across time and nations to understand the changes that have led to the “normalization” of Cuba–U.S. relations and serves as a guide to the Trump future.”
— Helen Yaffe, London School of Economics

“Here at last for English-speaking readers is a full overview of U.S. relations with Cuba from Cuban points of view. The book is essential background for understanding whatever President Trump has in store.”
— Cliff DuRand, Morgan State University


Endorsed by:

Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)
Canadian–Cuba Friendship Association CCFA, Toronto
Asociación de Cubanos en Toronto "Juan Gualberto Gómez"
The Hugo Chávez People’s Defense Front
The Worker to Worker Canada–Cuba Solidarity Network

A Different Booklist FaceBook:
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Web site:
http://cubausrelations.com/Blog/cubausrelations-arnoldaugust-toronto/


Presenter Dr. Keith Ellis, University of Toronto

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MONTREAL. Join us as we launch CUBA-U.S. RELATIONS:
OBAMA AND BEYOND

Trump and Cuba

By Montreal author Arnold August.

Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free.

Venez au lancement du livre CUBA-U.S. RELATIONS:
OBAMA AND BEYOND

Trump et Cuba

Par l’auteur Montréalais Arnold August.

Des boissons seront servies.
Entrée libre.

Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore / Fernwood Publishing

Wednesday/Mercredi October 11
6 PM to 7:30 PM
Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Avenue
Metro McGill
Montreal H3A 3P9


All author’s royalties from the sale of the book at this event will be donated to the Cuba Irma Recovery fund.
Toutes les redevances de l'auteur provenant de la vente du livre à cet événement seront versées au fonds de récupération de Irma Cuba.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Arnold August has an M.A. in political science from McGill University, Montreal, where he resides. An accomplished journalist, he contributes articles in English and Spanish to websites in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Latin America and Europe. Since 1997, he has spent extended periods in Cuba pursuing his intensive investigations. He is considered one of the top Cuba experts in Montreal

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Against the background of the history of Cuba–U.S. interconnectedness and in light of Obama’s initiative and Trump’s election, Arnold August deals with the relationship between the two countries, delving into past and current U.S. aggression against Cuba’s artistic field, ideology and politics. Based on twenty years of fieldwork in and investigation of Cuba, this book provides a unique perspective on the island’s diverse approaches to the cultural war being waged by the U.S. and illustrates the heterogeneous nature of Cuban society.

A PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR:

Titulaire d’une maîtrise en science politique de l’Université McGill, Arnold August réside à Montréal. Journaliste accompli, ses articles ont paru en anglais, en espagnol et certains en français sur des sites web aux États-Unis, au Canada, à Cuba, en Amérique latine et en Europe. Ses recherches l’ont conduit à effectuer de longs séjours à Cuba depuis 1997.

À PROPOS DU LIVRE:

Dans le contexte de l’histoire tissée entre Cuba et les États-Unis et à la lumière de l’initiative prise par Obama ainsi que de l’élection de Trump, Arnold August traite des relations entre les deux pays, fouillant le passé et analysant l’agression en cours des États-Unis contre les arts, l’idéologie et le système politique cubains. Ce livre, fondé sur un travail de terrain et des recherches menés depuis vingt ans, offre une perspective unique sur les diverses formes que revêt la guerre culturelle menée par les États-Unis et illustre la nature hétérogène de la société cubaine.

Book Prologue by Dr. Keith Ellis.
Book Introduction by Ricardo Alarcón.

Greetings from Mara Bilbao Diáz, Consul Genaral de la République de Cuba, Montréal.

Greetings from Nidia Fajardo, Consul General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Montreal / Témoignage de Nidia Fajardo, Consule générale de la République bolivarienne du Venezuela à Montréal : “Remarks on the Analysis of Venezuela Presented in the Book.”

The publication features interviews with Cuban-based U.S.–Cuba experts Jesús Arboleya Cervera, Esteban Morales Domínguez, Elier Ramírez Cañedo, Iroel Sánchez Espinosa and Luis Toledo Sande.

SOME OF THE PRAISE AS PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK:
In his third book on Cuba Arnold August highlights the many roadblocks on the way to normalization. Unlike many mainstream cubanologists who are blind to imperial arrogance, he places the onus squarely on U.S. prejudices. Regime change remains the ultimate objective under a new disguise. A cultural war has been targeting the younger generations. New Plattists [annexationists] are showing up. August’s deft analysis, firmly grounded in a prolonged exposure to Cuban history and debates while mapping out the possible future developments, makes for an enlightening book.
— Claude Morin, professor (retired) of Latin American history, Université de Montréal.

Any open-minded discussion about the asymmetrical Cuba–U.S. relations should start with this highly readable, informative book.
— James D. Cockcroft, three-time Fulbright Scholar

This book could not have been timelier. With Fidel Castro’s death focusing outside attention on Cuba’s future and with Trump’s election throwing U.S.–Cuban “normalization” into question, Arnold August contests the common assumptions and public rhetoric about Cuban politics and about that “normalization.”
— Antoni Kapcia, University of Nottingham

August provides the reader with a bridge across time and nations to understand the changes that have led to the “normalization” of Cuba–U.S. relations and serves as a guide to the Trump future.
— Helen Yaffe, London School of Economics

An expert on Cuba, Arnold August offers a revealing view of the conflict between Washington and Havana and the foreign policy of the United States vis-à-vis the island.
— Salim Lamrani, Sorbonne Paris IV University

Here at last for English-speaking readers is a full overview of U.S. relations with Cuba from Cuban points of view. The book is essential background for understanding whatever President Trump has in store.
— Cliff DuRand, Morgan State University

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Trump Cuba Policy: What Will Happen in Coming Months?
“Trump’s policies cannot take effect until the new regulations are established, a process that, according to the White House Fact Sheet, ‘may take several months.’” A lot can happen within this time frame.”
http://bit.ly/2rzeWIb
My book available at Amazon
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"Cuban Expert Talks About US Relations and Challenges Ahead," by teleSUR


Arnold August, Cuban expert, interview on U.S. Cuba Relations and other issues.

In this interview, Iroel Sanchez Espinosa, Cuban journalist and author, discusses with Arnold August, Canadian-based author and journalist specializing in Cuba-U.S. relations, the current situation in Latin America and the Middle East, the political systems of Cuba and the United States and the impact on those regions with the arrival of a new administration in the United States.


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“U.S.–Cuba Relations Expert”
Trump to unveil his Cuba Policy on June 16 in Miami.
What some Cuba experts say:

“An expert on Cuba, Arnold August offers a revealing view of the conflict between Washington and Havana and the foreign policy of the United States vis-à-vis the island.”
— Salim Lamrani, Sorbonne Paris IV University

“Arnold August is one of the foremost experts on Cuba and the 1959 Revolution...He puts forth a valuable, detailed account of U.S.–Cuba relations dating back to 1783 and continuing to the present time....August explains what this opening [Obama] means for both countries, and where he sees U.S.–Cuba relations heading after the death of Fidel Castro at age 90 and the rise of U.S. President Donald Trump. For those who want a fresh and reasoned perspective on Cuba and U.S. relations — and with it a perspective very different from that which we get from the mainstream Western media — this book is a must-read.”
— Daniel Kovalik, teacher of international human rights, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law

My latest book Cuba–U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond, including an analysis of the evolving Trump Cuba policy, is available in the U.S. and Canada from Amazon and in Canada also from my publisher Fernwood Publishing. For more Endorsements, Table of Contents and About the Author:

www.cubausrelations.com


Left Dan Kovalok, Right Salim Lamrani
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This Saturday!
PANEL Cuba-U.S. Relations: Beyond the Headlines.
Do you have questions about Trump?
John Jay College 524 W 59th Street, NY
Room: 1.109, SAT June 3rd 4: 5:20pm - 7:10pm #LF2017
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Arnold August’s Third Book on Cuba.
Cuba–U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond
Contains an analysis of Trump’s evolving Cuba policy.
Just released from Fernwood Publishing.
http://www.cubausrelations.com/

Any open-minded discussion about the asymmetrical Cuba–U.S. relations should start with this highly readable, informative book.
— James D. Cockcroft, three-time Fulbright Scholar
An expert on Cuba, Arnold August offers a revealing view of the conflict between Washington and Havana and the foreign policy of the United States vis-à-vis the island.
— Salim Lamrani, Sorbonne Paris IV University
This book could not have been more timely. With Fidel Castro’s death focusing outside attention on Cuba’s future and with Trump’s election throwing U.S.–Cuban “normalization” into question, Arnold August contests the common assumptions and public rhetoric about Cuban politics and about that “normalization.”
— Antoni Kapcia, University of Nottingham
August provides the reader with a bridge across time and nations to understand the changes that have led to the “normalization” of Cuba–U.S. relations and serves as a guide to the Trump future.
— Helen Yaffe, London School of Economics
Here at last for English-speaking readers is a full overview of U.S. relations with Cuba from Cuban points of view. The book is essential background for understanding whatever President Trump has in store.
— Cliff DuRand, Morgan State University
In this new book, August puts forth a valuable, detailed account of U.S.–Cuba relations dating back to 1783 and continuing to the present time. August explains what this opening means for both countries, and where he sees U.S.–Cuba relations heading after the death of Fidel Castro at age 90 and the rise of U.S. President Donald Trump.
— Daniel Kovalik, teacher of international human rights, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law
In his third book, August’s deft analysis, firmly grounded in a prolonged exposure to Cuban history and debates while mapping out the possible future developments, makes for an enlightening book.
— Claude Morin, professor (retired) of Latin American history, Université de Montréal
The book provides valuable insights into what we might expect from a Trump government in the post-Fidel era. This book is a must-read for understanding the constantly evolving imperialist strategies of the United States, not only in Cuba, but throughout the world in the 21st century.
— Garry Leech, independent journalist and teacher of international politics, Cape Breton University
August engages critically with Cuban intellectuals and bloggers fighting in the “Cultural War”, challenging the Revolution’s cohesion since the 2014 “normalization” process began.
— Steve Ludlam, senior lecturer (retired), University of Sheffield, and editorial board member, International Journal of Cuban Studies
The book is a timely and valuable source of clear analysis of Cuba–U.S. relations at the dawn of the Trump era.
— Pepe Ross, adjunct professor, University of Albany, State University of New York

For the Table of Contents, Biographies of Keith Ellis (Prologue), Ricardo Alarcón (Introduction), Arnold August (Author), and how to purchase the book:

http://www.cubausrelations.com/
Keep up to date! Like and follow my Cuba–U.S. Relations FaceBook page:

https://www.facebook.com/CubaU.S.Relations/
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