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      The US–Cuba Policy Shift as Viewed by The New York Times: A Critical Analysis from the Island

      International Journal of Cuban Studies
      Pluto Journals
      US Cuba policy, ideology, CDA, NYT


            This article is the result of critical discourse analysis (CDA) research on a corpus of 190 articles published by The New York Times ( NYT) on Cuba, in the crucial period between 17 December 2014 (17D) and 28 December 2015, that is, over the first year after the beginning of the new US Cuba policy. In an attempt to help understand the complex relations between Cuba and the US, the article analyses ideological trends and the way some controversial issues are discussed by the newspaper.


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            International Journal of Cuban Studies
            Pluto Journals
            Winter 2017
            : 9
            : 2
            : 180-195
            University of Havana, Cuba
            © International Institute for the Study of Cuba

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            Academic Articles

            Literary studies,Arts,Social & Behavioral Sciences,History,Cultural studies,Economics
            US Cuba policy,ideology,CDA, NYT


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