Dr. Jorge Duany will teach a Topics in Sociology course, which will examine the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions of the island and its relationship with the United States. The course will begin with an overview of the Spanish colonial period (1493–1898), then focus on the first five decades of the U.S. colonial regime (1898–1952), and end with the contemporary situation of Puerto Rico and its massive diaspora since the mid-20th century.
The Cuba Program of Sergio Arboleda University in Bogotá, Colombia, has invited Dr. Jorge Duany to talk about Cuban émigrés and their economic links to their country of origin.
Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago, a member of CRI’s Community Advisory Board, analyzes why Cuba is facing its worst economic crisis since the 1990s.
Thirty-five years ago, Oscar-winning cinematographer Néstor Almendros ("Days of Heaven") and "El Super" co-director Orlando Jiménez Leal joined forces to document the systemic violation of human rights and the persecution of homosexuals in Castro's Cuba.
This volume, edited by Drs. Michael J. Bustamante and Jennifer L. Lambe, brings together new historical research with comparative and methodological reflections on the challenges of writing about the Cuban Revolution.
Based on eighty in-depth interviews recently conducted in Cuba, this book edited by Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago captures actual voices from this evolving economic sector. It offers fascinating insights into today's Cuban economy from the non-state sector, while also reflecting on its potential for development and the obstacles it faces.