Uruguay, a small country in South America known as "The Switzerland of America," is seeking immigrants to revert the population aging that is threatening its economy. Tens of thousands of Cubans and Venezuelans fleeing the crisis in their countries have made a second home in Uruguay.
Dr. Jorge Duany has been invited to serve on the oral examination committee for Jennifer Cearns' doctoral dissertation in anthropology, "'The Mula Ring': Material Flows of Circulation through the Cuban World."
Barry University News announces the presentation of the book, "Identity and Postnationalism in Cuban Culture," as part of CRI's public events held in collaboration with Books & Books in Coral Gables.
In this lecture, Dr. Marie Laure Geoffray will analyze how the promotion of the fall of the Communist regime on the Island became transnationalized after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as members of the Cuban diaspora in the U.S. started building transnational coalitions with the support of former Central European dissidents.
Dr. Hugo Viera Vargas will offer a panoramic view of the correspondence between Cuban and Puerto Rican popular musics since the beginning of the 20th century and reflect upon the constitution of transnational Caribbean identities.
A group of experts will explore the recurrent themes and religious symbols in the paintings of Cuban-American artist José Bedia, whose work is deeply rooted in Afro-Cuban traditions. The event is part of the Félix González-Torres Community Art Project at Florida International University.