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DA to Cuba Embargo Affs: Lifting the embargo undermines sustainable agriculture in Cuba

DA to Cuba Embargo Affs: Lifting the embargo undermines sustainable agriculture in Cuba

Embargo triggered Cuba’s shift to sustainable agriculture, lifting the embargo will crush it Carmen G. Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, Seattle University School of Law, Summer 2003, SEASONS OF RESISTANCE: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN CUBA, p. 729-33 Notwithstanding these problems, the greatest challenge to the agricultural development strategy adopted by the Cuban government in the aftermath of the Special Period is likely to be external – the renewal of trade relations

Additional Cuba Plan: Economic development support

Plan – economic development support   Colin Crawford, Associate Professor, Georgia State University College of Law, Spring 2004, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, 14 Transnat’l L. & Contemp. Probs. 55, SYMPOSIUM: WHITHER GOES CUBA? PROSPECTS FOR ECONOMIC & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PART I OF II: CUBA TODAY: Environmental Justice in Cuba: Capital Needs, Developing a Tourist Infrastructure, and Liberty of Access to National Resource, p. 78-9   Given the Bush Administration’s

Venezuela: Background and Cases

[Venezuela Economic Engagement Condition Neg] [Venezuela Economic Engagement Condition Aff] [Full Bibliography] The United States enjoyed relatively normal trade and investment relations until 1999 when socialist Hugo Chavez assumed the presidency.  After that, relations went downhill fast. In 2002, Chavez accused the Bush administration of attempting a coup against him when he was briefly ousted from power. In 2005, President Bush certified that Venezuela “failed demonstrably during the previous 12

Cites: Borders Kritik

[Download the Borders Kritik] Shapiro ’97 Michael J., Prof. of Political Science @ U. of Hawaii, Violent Cartographies, University of Minnesota Press, 1997 Whyte et al. ‘6 Jessica, & Imre Szeman, “Erasing the Line, or, the Politics of the Border” ephemera 6(4), pgs. 467 Devadas & Mummery ‘8 (Vijay, Prof. @ U. of Otago, & Jane, Prof. @ U. of Ballarat, “Protean Borders and Unsettled Interstices” Borderlands, Vol. 7.1, http://www.borderlands.net.au/vol7no1_2008/editors_protean.htm

Mexico: Background and Cases

[Mexico Evidence Files @ Planet Debate] The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) ruled Mexico for 30 years and substantially closed-off its economy to outside investment by protecting domestic industries with high tariffs, domestic subsidies, and export and production quotas. These policies limited trade, with primarily machinery, chemicals, and metals coming in, and oil, which accounted for three out of every four dollars of Mexico’s exports (O’Neill, 2013a).  State-owned enterprises controlled telecommunications,

Cites: Cuba

General  [Debating Cuba – -Essay and more citations] [Cuba Oil Affirmative] More citations are available in Cuba: Background & Cases Websites Center for Democracy in the Americas http://www.democracyinamericas.org/cuba/cuba-publications/ Havana Times http://www.havanatimes.org/ US-Cuba Politics Blog http://www.uscubapolitics.com/ Books Lamrani, Salim. (2013). The Economic War Against Cuba: A Historical and Legal Perspective on the U.S. Blockade Sweig, Julia. (2013). Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know. Lightman, Alex. (2010). Reconciliation: 78 Reasons to End the

Cites: Development Kritik

[Download Development Kritik] Adams, Bill. (1991). Green Development. Cornwall, Andrea. (2005). “What do Buzzwords do for Development Policy? A critical look at ‘participation’, ‘empowerment’ and ‘poverty reduction’,” Third World Quarterly 26.7, pp. 1043-1060. Dubois, Mark. (1991). Alternatives. volume 16, p. 1-15. Escobar, Arturo. (1995).  Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World.  Esteva, Gustavo. (1993). The Development Dictionary. Ferguson, James. (1995). “African Socialism to Scientific Capitalism: Reflections on the Legitimation Crisis

Cuba: Background and Cases

In 1959, Fidel Castro instigated a revolution in Cuba that resulted in the overthrow of the current government. After the revolution, foreign companies, including US companies, were nationalized and became property of the Cuban government. [Download Cuba Oil Cooperation Affirmative] [Cuba Oil Cooperation Negative] [Cuba Engagement/Helms Burton Neg] Cuba Engagement/Helms Burton Affirmative] For the next thirty years, there was virtually no foreign investment in the country (Fisk & Perez, 2010). During this

Defining “Economic Engagement”

THE 2015-16 VERSION OF THIS ESSAY FOR THE CHINA TOPIC IS AVAILABLE HERE ” More free definitions of “engagement” The 2013-14 policy debate resolution is, Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela. Introduction The focus of this post is on unpacking what it means for the United States to increase its economic engagement with one of these countries.   Acceptable interpretations

Debating Counterplans

Introduction A counterplan is an alternative plan to the affirmative’s plan that is advanced by the negative.  The most essential defining element of a counterplan is that it is competitive – the negative must prove that the counterplan is better than the affirmative plan or a combination of the plan and all or part of the counterplan. For example, imagine that I suggest that we take a lunch break and