“Arnold August delivers his assessment of the evolution of Cuban democracy, contemplating
also the nature and condition of four other American republics [U.S.,
Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador]. This study is based on more than twenty years of
original research conducted on the Caribbean island and a review of scholarly work on
democracy produced by North American, European, and Latin American authors."
DR. ANTONIO CARMONA BÁEZ, European Review of Latin American
and Caribbean Studies (ERLACS).

Arnold August Speaker Info -
•MA in political science from McGill University,
Montreal-based writer, journalist and lecturer and
author of “Democracy in Cuba and the 1997–98
Elections”.
•Contributed a chapter entitled “Socialism and
Elections” to the edited collection “Cuban Socialism
in a New Century”.
•2013 - w as presented with the “Distinción Félix
Elmuza”, Cuba’s highest journalism a ward, by the
association of Cuban journalists (UPEC).
•1999 - 2012, wrote more than 40 articles on Cuba
and Latin America for websites, in English, Spanish
& French.
•Latest book: “Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy
in Motion” (Fernwood Publishing/Zed Books, 2013).
– Since its 20 13 publication August is on academic
book tours in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom,
Puerto Rico and Germany; other continents and
countries to be confirmed.
Sponsors:Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, wicuba.org
Peace Action - WI, peaceactionwi.org
Latin America Solidarity Committee

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