The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) is pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Eliana Rivero Research Scholarship in Cuban Studies. The scholarship provides one FIU graduate student the opportunity to conduct research in Cuban studies—with special emphasis in the humanities—for one week in Cuba.
Dr. Jorge Duany will speak about the transnational landscapes of Cuban Miami at the Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.
The Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the FIU Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of this year's competition.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it intercepted 65 Cubans trying to reach Florida or Puerto Rico since January 12, when former President Barack Obama ended the "wet foot, dry foot" policy.
Santa Fe College and Florida International University's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center hosted their second annual faculty seminar on how Donald Trump's presidency might impact U.S. Latin American relations. The topics under discussion included immigration and security, U.S. manufacturing and international trade, and the future of U.S./Cuba relations.
Telemundo 51 reports that the number of nonimmigrant visas given to Cuban citizens dropped from 22,797 in 2015 to 12,218 in 2016.
The Spanish newspaper "El País" interviews music collector Cristóbal Díaz Ayala during CRI's most recent conference in Cuban and Cuban-American studies. The conference was dedicated to the collector in recognition of his numerous contributions to the preservation, study, and promotion of Cuban music.
El Nuevo Herald highlights some of the main themes of the Eleventh Conference in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, including the economic and political changes that have taken place in U.S.-Cuba relations since December 17, 2014.
FIU historian Michael J. Bustamante shares his ideas about reading and teaching about the Island's history before and after 1959.
Vicky Jassey, a Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff and Exeter Universities in the United Kingdom, will conduct research on gender and batá drumming in Cuba, with a particular focus on the burgeoning role of women batá drummers.