Cuba at a Crossroads

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Hardcover Edition
Author(s) Daniel Bruno Sanz
Country United States
Language English, Spanish
Subject(s) Politics
Publisher BookSurgeLlc
Publication date 2009
Media type Print(Hardcover Wp→) & eBook (PDF Wp→)
Pages 244 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4392-3699-4

Cuba at a Cross Roads, the New American Strategy is an account of Cuban history, U.S. – Cuba relations and a polemic against the United States embargo on commerce with Cuba. Written by American author Daniel Bruno Sanz[1] and published in 2009 by Booksurge Wp→,[1] a division of Amazon, the book’s thesis is that external pressure to force change in Cuba has been harmful to Cuban people while not effecting its stated objective of regime change, a view supported by some other authors. Sanz asserts that US policy has had the effect of entrenching the Castro brothers in power and retarding the evolution of Cuban politics.


Sanz’s position is that the United States embargo (aka el bloqueo or the blockade) unwittingly assists the government of Cuba to enforce unpopular policies at home by creating a permanent state of emergency that links all internal dissent to foreign Imperialist interference in the country’s internal affairs while simultaneously encouraging Cuba’s best and brightest to take up automatic residency and benefits in the United States rather than to remain on the island where they might influence the outcome of events.[2][3]

To sum up, Sanz argues that Fidel Castro is in the tradition of centuries old Cuban nationalism and that U.S. Cuba policy is foolishly driven by personal ambitions, hatreds and petty rivalries in the Cuban-American community and across the Florida Straits Wp→ rather the national interest. He urges President Obama to abandon all efforts at "regime change" in Cuba.[2]

The book draws on the work of Cuban scholar Fernando Ortiz and is a goldmine of obscure history and factoids about Cuba, including photos of a letter written by an eleven year old Fidel Castro to President Roosevelt asking for ten dollars.[4]

"Cuba at a Crossroads reflects Daniel Bruno Sanz's uncommon vision of Cuban development. His book is the first complete and detailed analysis available on the counterproductive and futile U.S. embargo on Cuba."

Sergei Khrushchev [5]

Dr.Sergei Khrushchev, is the son of the late Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union from 1956 to 1964 and whose assistance was crucial to the consolidation of the Cuban Revolution and the rule of Fidel Castro after 1959. [5]

Bibliographical data

Cuba at a Cross Roads was published on May 23, 2009.[1] The book was granted a copyright by the United States Copyright Office Wp→ under registration number TX 7-205-995.[6].

The book is catalogued by the U.S. Library of Congress under control number 2009926446 [7]. It is utilized in academia and is catalogued in Oxford University's Bodleian library [8].

The book can be downloaded for free in both English version and Spanish version.

Cuba at a Crossroads: Politics and Economics after the Fourth Party Congress (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1994) edited by Jorge F. Pérez-López is a different book.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cuba at a Crossroads: Why the Embargo Will Now Be Lifted - Daniel Bruno Sanz - Google Books. URL accessed on 2012-02-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sanz, Daniel Bruno (2009) (in English, Spanish). Cuba at a Cross Roads. BookSurge Llc. pp. 244. . 
  3. After Raul. URL accessed on 2012-03-02.
  4. Castro Roosevelt Letter. URL accessed on 2012-04-06.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dr. Sergei Khrushchev Endorses Cuba at a Crossroads, the New American Strategy by Independent Author Daniel Bruno Sanz. URL accessed on 2012-02-15.
  6. US Copyright Office Listing. URL accessed on 2012-03-29.
  7. Cuba at a Crossroads - Library of Congress. URL accessed on 2012-03-25.
  8. at a crossroads&vl(169119528UI0)=any&vid=OXVU1 Cuba at a Crossroads - Oxford Bodleian. URL accessed on 2012-03-29.

External links and further reading

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