With a wealth of knowledge and experience in South American relations, Jorge Dominguez spent a large part of his career at Harvard University. Jorge I. Dominguez has researched and written on the politics of Cuba, a country that passed a new constitution in 2019.

In 2019 the Cuban government held a referendum to ratify its constitution for the first time in almost 50 years. This new constitution was meant to bring Cuba up to date with the modern world and help expand its economy. There were more than two million Cubans who voted no on the reforms, as there were…

Jorge I. Dominguez, Ph.D., a former Harvard professor, has researched and written extensively about Latin American political and international affairs with an emphasis on Mexico and Cuba. At the start of 2019, Dr. Jorge Dominguez wrote an article titled “The good, the bad, and the weird in the 2019 Cuban Constitution” for the Cuba Posible website.

In the 2019 constitution, the country’s socialist economic system would open up options that would impact private enterprise. At the center of this change is recognizing the fundamental importance of private property and foreign investment. The revision stipulates that, while a property that belongs…

A researcher, author, and former Harvard University professor from Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Jorge I. Dominguez, Ph.D., has authored several articles and books covering economic and political policy in Latin America. In a March 2020 Cuba Program article, Dr. Jorge I. Dominguez wrote about the role of the Cuban prime minister in creating a platform for private enterprise, “Who is and what does the new Prime Minister of Cuba think?”

One of Dr. Dominguez’s central points in this article relates to how the country’s prime minister has made the private sector small firms an important part of the current economic…

What is the U.S. national interest regarding Cuba? Take a quiz. Is it:

· To deter, block, and punish transnational criminal organizations that seek to cross Cuba’s land, sea, or air space to enter the United States?

· To secure an orderly and unbreachable land border along the periphery of the U.S. base near Guantánamo, Cuba?

· To enlist Cuban government cooperation in preventing undocumented migration across the Straits of Florida?

· To prevent and stop terrorist attacks in their respective air, land, and sea?

· To cooperate with Cuban weather bureaus and scientists to anticipate killer hurricanes that are…

A former chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Dr. Jorge I. Dominguez is known for his work in the area of US relations with Cuba. With a new US administration having changed the regional calculus, Dr. Jorge Dominguez closely watches policy directions in the communist island nation, which suffers stagnant economic prospects.

As reported by Reuters, the Cuban government in February 2021 announced that it would take a significant step in liberalizing its state-dominated economy, through allowing the operation of small private businesses in a majority of sectors. …

Dr. Jorge I. Dominguez previously held responsibilities as Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico at Harvard University. As a longtime Latin American scholar, Dr. Jorge Dominguez maintains an interest in political and economic developments throughout the Western Hemisphere. As explored in a Time article, one emerging theme in 2021 is a struggle between the United States and China for influence across Latin America.

The statistics supporting China’s growing clout are compelling. In 2019, the last year before the pandemic, Chinese corporate investments in the region totaled $12.8 billion, which represented double-digit growth. With 19 Latin American and Caribbean…

A scholar of trade and foreign affairs, Dr. Jorge Dominguez was a professor with Harvard University who held responsibilities as Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico. Among Dr. Jorge I. Dominguez’ areas of research emphasis was on the U.S.-Mexico trade policy relationship, as well as the broader Latin American region.

One pivotal figure in defining this relationship over the next four years will be Katherine Tai, whom incoming president Joe Biden nominated in January as the next U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). As reported in Politico, Tai is known as a “straight shooter” who is experienced working in pressure-filled…

A retired Harvard professor, Jorge I. Dominguez taught for more than 45 years in the university’s Department of Government. Throughout his career, Jorge Dominguez has focused his teaching and research on politics and international affairs in Latin American countries, including Mexico.

According to a recent quarterly report from the Banco de Mexico, Mexico’s economy is expected to contract even further after already experiencing its deepest slump since the Great Depression. While it is uncertain exactly how much the country’s GDP could continue to shrink, the best-case projections estimate a fall of 8.8 percent by the end of 2020.

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A respected professor and researcher, Dr. Jorge I. Dominguez held leadership responsibilities as chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Among Dr. Jorge Dominguez’ areas of extensive knowledge is the Communist Cuban economy and sociopolitical system.

A recent article in Foreign Policy brought focus to Cuba’s unique response to the coronavirus pandemic. As of mid August, there had been 3,229 confirmed cases and near a hundred deaths related to COVID-19. Hundreds of tests undertaken for each new case identified. The mid-summer uptick of cases generated a few dozen new cases confirmed per day in the entire country.

Dr. Jorge I. Dominguez has a background as a Harvard University professor focused on trade and policy spanning Latin America. As Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Dr. Jorge I. Dominguez had a particular depth of knowledge in the workings of the Mexican economy.

As reported in the Washington Post, one surprising outcome of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in remittances to Mexico and countries such as Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Contrary to expectation, all of these countries saw greater remittance inflow from migrant workers and others with family ties to the region…

Jorge Dominguez

Currently in retirement, Jorge Dominguez most recently served as the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico at Harvard University for 12 years.

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