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Featured Expert : Cuba

Avina is an expert on Latin American history and politics, with a focus on rural social movements and politics.

"After more than 50 years, the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relationship with Cuba. This is a historic moment between the two countries. President Obama is the first sitting president since Calvin Coolidge in January 1928 to visit the island, though Coolidge arrived on a battleship in overt imperialist fashion."