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International Symposium on Cuba


The University of Haifa in Israel will hold a meeting entitled "Cuba's Transformations Vis-à-vis the Outside World: A Reassessment," on March 25, 2015, with the participation of CRI Director Jorge Duany.

2015 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants Announced


The Cuban Research Institute, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the FIU Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of this year's competition to study the special collections and archives related to Cuba and its diaspora.

CRI in the News: Cuba and the U.S. Resume Dialogue to Tie Up Loose Ends Before Opening Embassies


The Spanish news agency EFE cites CRI Director Jorge Duany in its report on the third round of negotiations between the U.S. and Cuban governments, geared toward restoring diplomatic relations.

Upcoming Events

Covering Cuba from Within: Journalists' Perspectives

03/27/2015 02:00 PM

Experienced reporters who have covered news in Cuba on the ground will share their thoughts and experiences about how to keep a balanced and objective perspective while living on the island and facing multiple political pressures.

In Endless Waiting Rooms

03/29/2015 03:00 PM

The Cuban Research Institute and other FIU units will cosponsor this public program on the exile experience, as part of the Florida Grand Opera's community conversation series.

Film Screening and Discussion: "Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen"

04/01/2015 07:00 PM

This film documentary by Arístides Falcón-Paradí unravels the African and Andalusian origins of rumba and follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, such as Chano Pozo and his collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, the film traces the history of rumba in New York City.

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