The 'Cuban Spring' Fallacy: The Current Incarnation of a Persistent Narrative

  title={The 'Cuban Spring' Fallacy: The Current Incarnation of a Persistent Narrative},
  author={Lana L. Wylie and Lisa M. Glidden},
  journal={The International Journal of Cuban Studies},
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