Learn More

If you’d like to learn more about Cuba and our Cuban partners, the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba and the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba:

To participate in our PC(USA) Cuba efforts:

To get to know our Cuban partners:

  • Participate in your congregational, presbytery or synod’s partnership with Cuba — some 60 congregations, 6 presbyteries and 1 synod already have formal partnerships and new ones are in the works.
  • Participate in the Cuba Partners mission network—newsletters, email updates, website and annual gatherings.
  • Visit Cuban partners in Cuba via existing presbytery and congregational partnerships near you and organized exploratory trips you can enroll in.
  • Ask your Presbytery to invite Cuban International Peacemaker to visit.

For more information on PC(USA) Cuba Partnerships, contact:

For general information on Cuba:

Recommended reading

That Infernal Little Cuban Republic:
The United States and the Cuban Revolution
Lars Schoultz
University of North Carolina, 2009.
History of U.S. diplomatic and political relations
with Cuba
from Teddy Roosevelt to the 21st century.

Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know
Julia Sweig
Oxford University Press, 2016.
Concise and accessible portrait of Cuba
with up-to-date questions and answers.

A Contemporary Cuba Reader:
The Revolution under Raúl Castro
P. Brenner, M. Jiménez, J. Kirk & W. LeoGrande (editors)
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015.
Recent writing on Cuban politics, economics,
foreign relations, society, and culture
.

Our Woman in Havana: 
A Diplomat’s Chronicle of America’s
Long Struggle with Castro’s Cuba
Vicki Huddleston
The Overlook Press, 2018
Chronicles the past several decades of US-Cuba
relations
by a top diplomat in Havana under Presidents
Clinton and George W. Bush.

Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro’s Cuba 
Sarah Rainsford
Oneworld Publications. 2018
A general history as well as a history of dissidents like
Oswaldo Payá
and the Damas en Blanco. Gritty and funny.

Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba
Tom Gjelten
Viking Press, 2008.
A wonderful history of a company, a family and Cuban history
from 1800 – 1960.
Raúl Castro’s wife, Vilma Espin, is a Bacardi.

Recommended websites

Center for Democracy in the Americas
Cuba Central Newsblast 
http://democracyinamericas.org

Latin America Working Group
Advocacy and Lobbying
www.lawg.org

In Cuba Today
Current News on Cuba
www.incubatoday.com (English)
www.encubahoy.com  (Spanish)

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