Fidel and Raúl

  • Morten HeibergEmail author
Part of the Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World book series (SCCCW)


This chapter disentangles the complex story of how Spain spearheaded the attempts to end the political and economic isolation of Cuba and later facilitated President Obama’s policy of rapprochement. During his election campaign in 2007, Obama had called for a different approach to Cuba, which perfectly matched the visions of the Zapatero government. This book provides a unique view of what happened in the negotiation room with the Castro brothers and how the mutual distrust was finally overcome.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English, Germanic and Romance StudiesUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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