For the first time in over five decades, a leader without the last name Castro is expected to take the helm of Cuba’s ruling party as officials try to usher through a generational leadership change amid a crushing economic crisis. Raúl Castro is expected to step down as the Communist Party’s first secretary general, considered the most powerful political position on the island, during the organization’s Eighth Congress, which is slated to begin Friday.
According to Univisión 23, the number of Cubans detained at sea trying to reach the United States tripled from 49 in 2020 to 152 in 2021. CRI Director Jorge Duany helps to explain the recent rise in undocumented migration from Cuba.
In an op-ed piece, CRI Visiting Scholar Elaine Acosta González analyzes the impact of monetary unification and other economic reforms on the Cuban population, particularly on its quality of life and social protection.
Dr. Jorge Duany's "Obra selecta" gathers several academic essays and journalistic articles on transnational migration and national identity in Cuba and Puerto Rico. The texts focus on the construction and reconstruction of cultural identities among immigrants and their descendants from the two islands in the United States. The book will be presented by Dr. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel.
Drawing on troves of archival materials, including visual materials, Dr. Michael J. Bustamante excavates Cubans’ contested memories of the Revolution’s roots and results over its first twenty years.
The main objective of this event is to identify some of the main pedagogical issues involved in teaching about Cuba on the island and in Miami. The panel will gather three educators to share their work on the literacy campaign in Cuba, Cuban-American teachers in Miami, and incorporating Cuba in the curriculum.