TITLE

CANADIAN-CUBAN ECONOMIC RELATIONS: THE RECOGNITION AND RESPECT OF DIFFERENCE

AUTHOR(S)
Tabío, Luis René Fernández
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Canadian Foreign Policy (CFP);2010, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite geopolitical and ideological obstacles, the economic relationship between Canada and Cuba has, for the most part, been characterized as a prosperous and positive exchange for the two countries and its people over time. This paper suggests that Canadian-Cuban relations hold the potential to function within a different framework as a kind of new paradigm for North-South relations in the Western hemisphere in the face of US hegemony and its confrontational policy toward Cuba. With Canada and Cuba having benefited from a practice of good business, perhaps this exchange has provided a stable and prosperous base for the two nations to critically analyze structures to build upon for future relations. The significance of this relationship could be explained as a kind of mutual understanding the two have in the making of a new history, the outcome of the two countries having shared a common geographic position in relation to the United States.
ACCESSION #
55527123

 

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