“Con Cuba, Cualquier Cosa Menos Romper”: The Importance of Emotional Connections and Blood Ties in International Diplomacy Between Franco’s Spain and Castro’s Cuba

Garrido, Caroline V.


  • This thesis aims to answer the question: why did Francisco Franco's Spain refuse to break economic and diplomatic relations with Fidel Castro's Cuba during the Cold War? I place importance on the context of Franco and Castro’s regime in the long history between the two nations, exploring many periods from the colonization of Latin America through Spain's loss of Cuba in the Wars for Independence. ... read more
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