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CRI in the News | Barbara Lagoa: Cuban American on Supreme Court Shortlist


The conservative Miami-born judge and FIU graduate is one of president Donald Trump's possible choices to replace liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week.

CRI in the News | Fidel and Maria: The Ghosts That Haunt Latino Voters in Florida


The shadows of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico are looming large over Latino voters in Florida as they decide whether to back President Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the November elections.

CRI in the News | Joe Biden Targets Vets, Hispanics during First Florida Visit as Democratic Nominee


Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, said it is no shock that Trump is winning the majority of Cuban American voters, but it is significant that he is running up the score on Biden in Miami. "What is noticeable is that the actual numbers of Cuban American voters that Trump has increased," Duany said.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Book Presentation | Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection

10/01/2020 04:00 PM

Dr. Matthew Pettway will discuss his book on African-inspired spirituality as a source of knowledge and a means to sacred authority for black nineteenth-century writers Juan Francisco Manzano and Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés (Plácido).

Virtual Book Presentation | Until We're Fish

10/20/2020 07:00 PM

Susannah Rodríguez Drissi's beautiful debut novel, "Until We're Fish," is an unforgettable coming-of-age story, blending the romance, violence, mood, and ethos of the Cuban Revolution. The author will engage in conversation with the Cuban-American writer Vanessa García.

Virtual Book Presentation | Close Readings: Twenty Contemporary Cuban Women Writers

11/06/2020 05:00 PM

Drs. Mabel Cuesta and Elzbieta Sklodowska will discuss their edited volume on Cuban fiction writers in conversation with their critics. The featured writers include Chantel Acevedo, Achy Obejas, Ena Lucía Portela, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Anna Lidia Vega Serova, and Mirta Yáñez.

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