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CRI in the News: The Cuban Adjustment Act Serves for Other Immigrant Communities


The newspaper of the Archdiocese of Miami, "La Voz Católica," reports on the immigration reform panel organized by FIU's Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment and cosponsored by CRI.

Call for Proposals: Afro-Cuban Artists: A Renaissance


The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Missouri will hold an international interdisciplinary conference on the aesthetics, sociocultural and political antecedents, context, and impact of Afro-Cuban artists who came of age after 1959.

International Symposium on Cuba


The University of Haifa in Israel held 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.

Upcoming Events

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.

"A Special Relationship": The Political and Economic Links between Cuba and Venezuela

04/08/2015 01:30 PM

The Cuban Research Institute and the Latin American and Caribbean Center will host a panel discussion on the growing bonds between Cuba under Fidel and Raúl Castro and Venezuela under Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro.

Book Presentation: Virgilio Piñera: Poetry, Nation, and Differences

04/10/2015 06:30 PM

This book by Jesús E. Jambrina explores the poetics of the Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera, in dialogue with the cultural and historical tensions of the context in which he lived.

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