Can Cuba Change? Ferment in Civil Society

  title={Can Cuba Change? Ferment in Civil Society},
  author={Carl Gershman and Orlando Gonz{\'a}lez Guti{\'e}rrez},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={36 - 53}
Abstract: Despite the apparent stability of the Castro dictatorship, an internal movement of civic resistance has gradually been gaining strength in Cuba. Opposition organizations as the Varela Project and the Women in White have undertaken important initiatives, and some 3,000 actions of protest and non-cooperation take place every year, mostly in the provinces of eastern and central Cuba. Alienated youth, marginalized non-whites, and oppressed workers represent three potentially explosive… 

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