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CRI Director Will Deliver Keynote Address at University of Minnesota


Dr. Jorge Duany will speak about the transnational landscapes of Cuban Miami at the Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.

Announcing the 2017 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants


The Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the FIU Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of this year's competition.

CRI in the News: "Cubans Trying to Reach America by Sea Despite Change in U.S. Policy"


The U.S. Coast Guard said it intercepted 65 Cubans trying to reach Florida or Puerto Rico since January 12, when former President Barack Obama ended the "wet foot, dry foot" policy.

Upcoming Events

Book Presentation | Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know

03/25/2017 07:00 PM

Despite Puerto Rico's ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. In this book, Dr. Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved "Isla del Encanto."

Mental Health Care in Cuba and the Diaspora

03/29/2017 02:00 PM

This panel discussion will examine the history, politics, and current status of psychiatric ideas, debates, and institutions in Cuba as well as among Cuban Americans.

Book Presentation | Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

03/31/2017 08:00 PM

In this book, Dr. Jennifer L. Lambe charts the connections between the inner workings of Mazorra, the Island's first psychiatric hospital, and the highest echelons of Cuban politics.

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