Cuba - EEUU De enemigos cercanos a amigos distantes (1959 - 2015)
El Viejo Topo, Barcelona, 2015
The objective of this book is to offer a view that summarizes the Cuba-United States conflict, its historical roots, its evolution during the revolutionary process and the perspectives that open for both countries once their diplomatic relations have been re-established on July 20, 2015, after fifty-four years of hostility. It is therefore the story of encounters and disagreements, of approximations and remoteness, of deep crises and circumstantial agreements, while exploring the possibilities of changes in the future in relation to the blockade and the improvement of trade relations between both countries.
América Latina: crisis del posneoliberalismo y ascenso de la nueva derecha
CLACSO, CICCUS, Buenos Aires, 2016
How is it possible that after the social and popular empowerment policies carried out by the progressive leftist forces through post-neoliberal governments, the new right will return? What is this all about? The aim of this book is to try to explain the victories, and then the setbacks and defeats, suffered by the post-neoliberal governments of the region and the causes of the rise of the "new right." Between 1998, with the victory of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, and 2014, in which Rafael Correa and his Alianza País (AP) party lost the major’s elections in Ecuador’s three main cities, the rise and consolidation of post-neo-liberal progressive projects took place in Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Paraguay and Honduras. In the two latter, the right evicted democratically elected presidents from power through soft coup d'etats. In the rest of the countries there were either attempts of failed coups (Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia) or destabilizing attempts of various nature. This shows that the right had withdrawn, but that it was waiting for its opportunity to restore oligarchic powers, as it did in the presidential elections in Argentina (2015) or in the parliamentary coup in Brazil (2016).
The United States and Cuba. From closest enemies to distant friends
Rowan and Littlefield, Maryland, 2017
This timely book takes the historic restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States on 2015 as the point of departure for a Cuba perspective on future relations. Comparing the differing perceptions shaping policies on both sides, López Segrera weighs the steps that will be necessary for the two countries to move toward full normalization.