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Call for Applications | 2021 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants


The Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the FIU Libraries are pleased to request applications from scholars and graduate students for the summer of 2021. The Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants provide the opportunity to conduct research in the special collections and archives related to Cuba and Cuban Americans at the FIU Libraries.

CRI in the News | Cuban Rafters Risk Lives at Sea as Economy Worsens


In recent months, U.S. Coast Guard officials have detected a new uptick in Cuban rafters, with the number intercepted at sea in the fiscal year that started in October already surpassing the total for the previous 12 months. Though still vastly lower than previous surges, the recent increase has sparked concern that as economic and humanitarian conditions in Cuba worsen, more will risk their lives at sea.

CRI Visiting Scholar Publishes Essay on Migration and Elderly Care in Cuba


Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Acosta González on her book chapter in "The Palgrave Handbook on Gender and Migration!" In this essay, Dr. Acosta González analyzes the relationship between international migration patterns and both population aging and the crisis of elderly care in Cuba.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Workshop | Sales Techniques for Latino Small Businesses in Miami

03/08/2021 07:00 PM

This workshop is geared toward both small business owners and salespersons, with a focus on Latino and Cuban entrepreneurs. Led by Professor Rafael Soltero Venegas, the event will be held in Spanish and will be broadcast live on Zoom.

Virtual Book Presentation | No Barrier Can Contain It: Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

03/22/2021 07:00 PM

Vividly recasting Cuba’s politics in the 1930s as transnational, Dr. Ariel Mae Lambe reimagines Cuban activism during an era previously regarded as a lengthy, defeated lull. In this period, many Cuban activists began to look at their fight against strongman rule and neocolonial control at home as part of the international antifascism movement that exploded with the Spanish Civil War.

Virtual Panel Discussion | Ethnic Minorities in Cuba

04/07/2021 12:00 PM

This panel discussion will gather experts on various ethnic groups in Cuba to address how ethnic prejudice and racial discrimination shaped each group's incorporation into Cuban society, and how immigrants and their descendants from various origins sought to overcome such hurdles. In addition, participants will analyze how different ethnic and racial groups contributed to the development of contemporary Cuban culture, as well as the status of the immigrants' descendants in Cuba today.

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