Julia Sweig

Director of the Latin American Program, Council of Foreign Relations

Julia Sweig appears in the following:

The Future of Cuba Without Fidel Castro

Monday, November 28, 2016

This weekend, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro died at the age of 90. Explore what's next for the island nation that's home to 11 million people.


Jay and Bey in Cuba: An Explainer

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Does Jay-Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba violate Treasury Department sanctions? Julia Sweig, Senior Fellow and Director of Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations tells...

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Market Capitalism Finds its Way to Cuba, Slowly

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Small beauty salons, with 3 seats or less are being privatized in Cuba. Fidel Castro nationalized all small businesses in 1968 and now his younger brother, Raul Castro is trying to modernize the system without jumping to full scale capitalism. The move is significant for small business owners who are not accustomed to working for themselves and will now have to pay rent for their locations and pay taxes.