Publications by Tania Mastrapa

Return Our Churches: Murder, Theft and Denial

Publication Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

Property restitution is an indispensable step to right the wrongs of the past and, thus, to legitimize one's system as free and just; hence a democracy.  {read more}

KUR Journal publishes article by Prof. Tania Mastrapa on the looting of Cuba

Publication Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Kunst und Recht, a bi-monthly journal of art and law that explores issues of art law, copyright, and cultural policy issues, has recently published an article by IWP Research Professor Tania Mastrapa.  The article, entitled "The Looting of Cuba: Where did it all go?" describes the seizure of artworks, antiques, jewelry and other valuables by communist regimes and the efforts of former owners and heirs to recover these items.   {read more}

Prof. Tania Mastrapa discusses communist journalists: "Engineers of human souls"

Publication Date: Monday, October 28, 2013

Exiles from totalitarian regimes have always been a potential and real threat to the credibility, durability and legitimacy of dictatorships, particularly the Communist variety. These regimes sought to quash exile effectiveness through a round-the-clock dispatch of intelligence assets in aggressive defamation and elimination operations.  {read more}

Prof. Tania Mastrapa compares the economic policies of Castro and Lenin

Publication Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In a recent article for el Nuevo Herald, Research Professor Tania Mastrapa analyzed Cuban leader Raúl Castro's so-called economic reforms and their similarities to Vladimir Lenin's New Economic Policy (NEP).  {read more}

Art Media Agency interviews Prof. Tania Mastrapa on art theft and restitution

Publication Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tania Mastrapa directs Mastrapa Consultants, which focuses upon the privatisation and confiscation of art works from Cuba. Each December, she organises a conference entitled "The Art of Looting", which takes a look at some of the most controversial issues surrounding the theft or misappropriation of cultural goods.  {read more}

Cuba behind the wheel: Fulton Armstrong & Co.

Publication Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013

The infiltration and manipulation of United States intelligence and policy circles by Communist dictatorships has a long, tangled and often embarrassing history. Americans that apologize, collaborate, promote and even spy for Communist state security apparatus vary in their motives.  {read more}

Prof. Mastrapa contributes to the Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice

Publication Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013

  The field of Transitional Justice, which deals with various efforts to right the wrongs of formerly non-democratic regimes, has increased in importance and visibility with regime changes and successions in Latin America, Europe and Arab regions.    {read more}

The Cuban-American Vote

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In this article for the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, Dr. Mastrapa analyzes the voting patterns of Cuban-Americans.    {read more}

Prof. Mastrapa on Cuba: 52 years of the same communist behavior

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dr. Tania Mastrapa, Research Professor in Cuban and Latin American Studies, has published an article on Cuba for the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research (SFPPR) News & Analysis Section.  {read more}

Cuba: 52 Years of the Same Old Bad Behavior

Publication Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Cuban regime has been conducting a public relations campaign in the past couple of years promoting its so-called economic reforms in an effort to attract foreign investment and, more importantly, foreign loans that the regime has no intention of paying. An ironic year of a respectful and solemn papal visit and a push for gay rights, while dissidents are routinely beaten, merits an overview of what exactly, if anything, has changed in Cuba and if there is any reason for the U.S. to continue to soften its policies.  {read more}

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