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The FIU History Professor and Dr. Jennifer L. Lambe are publishing a selection of papers from an international conference on the Cuban Revolution between 1959 and 1980, forthcoming from Duke University Press.

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CRI Director Jorge Duany analyzes the growing Puerto Rican exodus to Florida before and after hurricane Maria. The mass migration from the Island is bound to redraw the demographic, cultural, and political map of the state.

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Olga Connor of "El Nuevo Herald" interviews poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa and his translator Enrico Mario Santí, who will present Pau-Llosa's new book of poetry at Books and Books in Coral Gables, sponsored by CRI.

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Dr. Jorge Duany has been invited to contribute an essay on U.S.-Cuban cultural relations, diaspora cultural politics, and shifting relations between the two contexts. The essay will be published in August 2018 as part of the exhibition catalog for "On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection."

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Dr. Elaine Acosta González writes about the need to expand social protection networks on the island in light of a rapidly aging population and the rising emigration of young and female persons.

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Congratulations to FIU graduate student Alberto Sosa Cabanas on the publication of the book "Reading Cuba: Discurso literario y geografía transcultural." The work is based on a selection of papers presented at a 2016 interdisciplinary conference cosponsored by CRI and the Department of Modern Languages at FIU.

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"Bomb" magazine reviews the impressive exhibit, on display at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami until January 20. The exhibit brings together 15 artists who recreated the lost "Book of Paintings" by José Antonio Aponte, executed for his efforts to liberate slaves in Cuba in 1812.

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Dr. Guillermo J. Grenier analyzes the changes in the opinions of Cuban Americans in South Florida on the topic of U.S./Cuba relations using the FIU Cuba Poll as the database.

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The Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the FIU Libraries are pleased to request applications from scholars and graduate students for the spring and early summer 2018. The Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants provide the opportunity to conduct research in the special collections and archives related to Cuba and Cuban Americans at the FIU Libraries.

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We're proud to share our past achievements and plans for the coming semester, including several lectures, panel discussions, book presentations, and film screenings on Cuban and Cuban-American topics.

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