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n Latin American Report - Castro's Cuba : the defiant deviant : research article

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Abstract

Cuba has a long record of norm-violating conduct both at home and abroad. During the Cold War years it broke generally accepted codes of good behaviour by exporting revolution, supporting terrorism overseas and suppressing the human rights of its own population. Since then, Cuba has abandoned its mischief-making abroad, but its undemocratic political order still places the country at odds with universal standards of human rights. This deviance from international norms exposes it to foreign censure and even punishment from more quarters than merely the United States of America. Castro's response to external pressure for domestic political reforms remains that of defiance.

Cuba tiene un gran historial en cuanto a violaciones de leyes tanto en el país como en el extranjero. Durante los años de la Guerra Fría, rompió códigos de buen comportamiento generalmente aceptados, y lo hizo exportando la revolución, apoyando el terrorismo en el extranjero y suprimiendo los derechos humanos de su propia gente. Desde entonces, Cuba ha abandonado su mal proceder en el extranjero, pero su orden político antidemocrático todavía enfrenta al país con los parámetros universales de derechos humanos. Este alejamiento de las normas internacionales expone a Cuba a la censura internacional e incluso penas, y no sólo de Estados Unidos. La respuesta de Castro a la presión externa en busca de reformas políticas sigue siendo desafiante.

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2004-01-01
2016-12-08
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