Intellectual Property Rights and Globalization
Kooperationen und Konflikte
The triangle between Cuba, the French government und the intellectual left in France went far beyond the usual transcultural relationships between Latin America und Europe in the twentieth century. Both cooperations as well as tensions and contradictions were characteristic for this relationship. Following new research approaches of global history this article analyzes the relative importance of France for the social emancipatorical project in Cuba and vice versa the relative importance of the Cuban Revolution for the French government and the political programmatic of the left in France in the 1960s. The article figures out why the French-Cuban cooperation had to fail in the end. Moreover this study can make a better understanding for relations of other transformation societies in the so-called Third World striving for “autocentred” development and an end of asymmetric power relations with political movements in Europe in the 20th century.