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Arturo Lopez-Levy

Cuba economic reforms hurting the poor, experts warn

Arturo Lopez-Levy, lecturer at the University of Denver and a Cuban American, positively views the steps being taken. "I would say that if there is a priority that Cuban policies and politics should have it is economic development today, economic development tomorrow, economic ...

Yoani Sanchez, Cuban Blogger, Plans Independent Newspaper Online

“Legally, the government has a monopoly on media,” Cuba scholar Arturo Lopez-Levy told The Huffington Post, noting that the country’s constitution mandates media centralization. “However, I think there is a crack, because so many people have access to digital media now.” Sánchez is a ...

Cuba: obstacle course for foreign investors

Nevertheless, US President Barack Obama "holds out the possibility of creating licenses to allow particularly Cuban-Americans to invest in and promote the nascent Cuban private sector," says Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban academic at the University of Denver. There are some exemptions to the ...

Cuba declines to offer asylum to Snowden to avoid further friction with the U.S.

There are enough difficulties without adding another, and this is a very serious " In turn, the Cuban scholar Arturo Lopez-Levy, University of Denver, said that "the low profile of Cuba in relation to the crisis of Snowden stresses the priority of Cuban diplomacy under President Raul ...

Florida lawmakers cry foul after Jay-Z, Beyonce travel to Cuba for anniversary

Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban economist and analyst who lectures at the University of Denver, said the trip and subsequent fallout were "a call to take a fresh look at the U.S. policy toward Cuba with the candidness of an adolescent. " "It is difficult to defend a policy that stomps on the ...

Cuba hosts LatAm leaders against crisis backdrop

Communist "Cuba has never had such a strong show of support from across the region," said Arturo Lopez-Levy at the University of Denver. Perhaps, but "the United States is not going to change (its isolationist policy toward Cuba) just because a lot of regional leaders visit Havana," ...

Analysis: Castro successor lacks charisma but is experienced manager

"This is a major change in Cuba, not just generational," said Arturo Lopez-Levy, an analyst at the University of Denver who used to work for the Cuban interior ministry on intelligence issues and U.S. relations. "The promotion of Diaz-Canel should be seen as part of an institutional ...

OAS Head at Cuba Summit in Unusual Encounter

Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuba analyst and lecturer at the University of Denver, said the CELAC's creation puts pressure on the OAS to remain relevant. "The problems of the OAS are due to the fact that inter-American multilateralism has not been updated in respect to the changes in politics ...

Havana Sees New Life For Seedy Industrial Port : NPR

Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban economist who lectures at the University of Denver, estimated that such a project could easily top $100 million factoring in things such as environmental cleanup and the cost of moving industrial activity. Cuba has a spotty record of following through on its ...

US foe Cuba wary of Snowden entanglement

" Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban-born academic at the University of Denver, said Castro's government would not want to do anything that risk improving relations with US President Barack Obama's administration. "Cuba does not want the Snowden case to derail the possibility of real progress in ...

Dissidents free to travel but influence in Cuba wanes

But they have not announced viable alternatives to the country's main problems," said analyst Arturo Lopez-Levy, at the University of Denver. "They have sort of synched their view of things with that of the traditional exile," he said. Dissidents were "more interested in international ...

Beyond Obama-Castro handshake, Cuban reconciliation takes shape

These new emigrants have a different attitude toward the country they left behind, explained University of Denver professor Arturo Lopez-Levy. "Young Cubans living abroad want to preserve their contacts with Cuba, in contrast to their parents," he said. Cuba's Catholic Church, which in ...

Tide builds for rebirth of old Havana harbor

Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban economist who lectures at the University of Denver, estimated such a project could easily top $100 million factoring in things such as environmental cleanup and the cost of moving industrial activity. Cuba has a spotty record of following through on its grand ...

MIAMI: Cuban dissident's daughter calls for investigation

Arturo Lopez-Levy, a lecturer at the University of Denver who once worked for the Cuban government, said he could not recall any case in which an international commission had gone to Cuba to investigate a situation similar to the one Paya's daughter is requesting. He said Oswaldo Paya ...

Slow transition, Castro-style, now under way in Cuba

This marks "the start of the post-Castro era," Cuba affairs analyst Arturo Lopez-Levy of the University of Denver told AFP. Diaz-Canel, as political heir, cuts a starkly different profile from the revolutionary leadership, whose members are mostly in their 80s. Lopez-Levy said ...

Raul Castro turning 81, trying to preserve communism

"The challenge for Raul Castro and the leadership of the Communist Party continues to be the orderly implementation of a transition to a mixed economy and a society open and integrated to the world," said Cuba expert Arturo Lopez-Levy at the University of Denver. Serious problems loom ...

Cubans Heartened by Possible Reversal of 3D Ban

“It’s not just about doing the reforms, but walking hand-in-hand with the political rhythm of society,” Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban economist at the University of Denver, said of the government’s apparent change of heart on home cinemas. “It gives a bit of a measure of how the Communist ...

Cuban Leaders Eye New Port As Economic Lifeline : NPR

"The Port of Mariel could ... contribute to a revival of Cuban foreign trade, more so if there are improvements in relations with the United States," said Arturo Lopez-Levy, an economist and lecturer at the University of Denver. During a recent visit by The Associated Press, orange-clad...

Cuba parliament gathers, will select president

"This National Assembly is important because it formally is going to govern the fate of the country for the next five years, which will be decisive for changing personnel — what I call the intergenerational transition," said Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban economist and analyst who lectures ...

Cubans eager to try new law easing travel rules

"The new migratory policy is an incentive for (further) reform in politics and the economy," said Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban-born economist at the University of Denver. "The right to travel is a multiplier of rights. " ...

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