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Cuban Energy Insecurity: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges
March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
For nearly two centuries, energy insecurity has been a key factor shaping the history of modern Cuba and Cuba’s place in the Gulf/Caribbean region and the wider world. Based on research in published and archival sources in Cuba, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United Kingdom, this presentation will give an overview of the energy history of Cuba in the fossil-fuel age, and argue that the problem of energy insecurity is essential to understand both the origins and the outcomes of the Cuban Revolution of 1959. It will close by analyzing Cuba’s contemporary energy challenges in historical perspective, highlighting how energy insecurity remains a key to Cuba’s domestic political economy and foreign relations, and how history helps us understand these challenges, and their potential solutions, in more sophisticated ways.
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