Jorge Duany, Director of the Cuban Research Institute at FIU, says, "Given the fact that tourism has practically collapsed, this as a result of the pandemic, the remittances have become the most important... It is estimated that about half of all money that goes to Cuba goes through these informal channels. It is likely this form of transfer will increase in the immediate future."
According to FIU Professor Guillermo Grenier, "neither the Cuban government, nor the military, nor large enterprises will suffer the interruption of U.S. funds, but rather the true victim is the Cuban people."
We're happy to share the program of our virtual Classically Cuban Concert with Enrique Chía. The program features some of the best-known and most beloved boleros, guajiras, habaneras, and criollas from Cuba's musical repertoire.
We're happy to announce that the renowned pianist Enrique Chía will play a selection from his extensive repertoire of Cuban songs. The virtual event, to be broadcast live on the Internet, will be free and open to the public.
Dr. Uva de Aragón will discuss her second mystery novel, featuring the Cuban-American detective, María Duquesne. The murder of a young decorator and art curator leads Duquesne and her shrewd colleague Iván Fernández to interview members of a wealthy family at their homes in the best neighborhoods of Miami. Soon a second murder occurs in the gardens of the famous Palace of Vizcaya. Are the deaths of an elegant American from New York and an undocumented Hispanic woman related?
In this Spanish-language translation of their book "Entrepreneurial Cuba," Drs. Ted Henken and Archibald Ritter provide the most complete and profound study of private enterprise in Cuba. A new 50-page epilogue updates the book’s coverage and analysis through September 2020 following COVID’s impact on the island’s private sector and the pro-market reforms announced in July 2020.