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January

CNN en español asked CRI Director, Dr. Jorge Duany, to analyze the implications of Cuba's new migration laws.

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Meridian Exchanges is pleased to call for nominations for, and applications from, qualified Cuban fellows for the 2013 Summer Institute on the Constitution of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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February

An article in the Spanish version of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel highlights the Díaz-Ayala Collection of Cuban and Latin American Music at FIU.

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FIU's Cuban Research Institute will host Cuban blogger and independent journalist Yoani Sánchez during her upcoming visit to South Florida.

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The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) is accepting nominations for the 2013 Jorge Pérez-López Student Award Competition for papers addressing topics related to Cuba's domestic issues, its foreign relations, or Cuba in comparative perspectives.

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The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) will host two European visiting scholars during the spring semester of 2013.

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The Miami Consortium between Florida International University and the University of Miami has awarded funds to create an Interdisciplinary Research Group on "Immigration and Transnationalism in the Americas."

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March

The Cuban Research Institute, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Libraries at Florida International University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 grant competition.

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FIU Law Professor and CRI affiliate José Gabilondo has published an essay on heterosexual supremacy in a volume edited by the National Association of Cuban Jurists in Havana.

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The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and the Cuban Research Institute (CRI) will sponsor three outstanding undergraduate students to represent FIU at the Institute in Washington, D.C., on June 16-21, 2013. All application materials are due at LACC no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2013.

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El Nuevo Herald covers the screening of the documentary "In Dreams Awake," about the Cuban-American artist Humberto Calzada, written and directed by Anabel Leal and Reinaldo Cruz.

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April

Some of the presentations at the symposium sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute on March 28, 2013 are now available.

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For the first time in its history of more than twenty years, the Cuban Research Institute (CRI) has created a Community Advisory Board.

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The Beacon, FIU's student newspaper, reviews CRI's activities related to Cuban migration.

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The Cuban attorney, collector, and independent scholar Emilio Cueto highlights the valuable resources of FIU's Green Library related to Cuba and its diaspora.

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CRI Community Advisory Board member José Manuel Pallí writes about the symposium on "The Cuban Diaspora in the World," recently held at FIU.

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Cuban blogger and independent journalist Yoani Sánchez assessed the impact of the Internet in Cuba, during a public lecture at Florida International University.

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May

Professor Alejandro Portes analyzed the evolution of Cuban immigration after 1980 at the Ninth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at FIU.

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CRI Faculty Associate and Law Professor José Gabilondo writes about the emotional significance of the U.S. embargo on Cuba for Cuban-Americans.

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Duanel Díaz Infante, a recipient of the 2013 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant, has published an online version of his recent lecture at FIU.

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Sebastián A. Arcos has been named Associate Director of the Cuban Research Institute.

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In an op ed for "El Nuevo Herald," CRI Director Jorge Duany notes that about 16 percent of all Cubans live outside their homeland and announces the Ninth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.

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Former CRI Associate Director Uva de Aragón writes about the forthcoming CRI conference for the newspaper "Diario Las Américas."

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The latest issue of the magazine "Florida Trend" profiles the increasing diversity of Florida's Hispanic community, including Cubans.

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FIU's Cuban Research Institute and Latin American and Caribbean Center are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 awards to attend an intensive training and orientation to public policy and legislative processes in Washington, D.C.

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June

The Associated Press notes that the two countries have held talks on resuming direct mail service, and announced a July 17 sit-down on migration issues.

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Evelin Szarka will work on a monograph focusing on the policy of the European Union toward Cuba, and the Union presence and the possible ways of interaction in the scenarios of Cuban regime change.

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The newspaper "El Nuevo Día" focuses on the contribution of Cuban and other immigrants to the business sector of the Puerto Rican economy.

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The 2013 CRI conference focused on the topic of "Dispersed Peoples: The Cuban and other Diásporas."

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July

"El Nuevo Herald" summarizes the discussion at the FIU Cuba Forum, held on July 30, 2013.

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Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago's report, titled "The Potential Role of FIU in a Future Cuba," served to start an internal conversation that will also include input from the South Florida community and ultimately result in FIU's Cuba exchange program.

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The prominent opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas spoke about Cuba's civil society at FIU.

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"El Nuevo Herald" announces the donation of the Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Cuban Art Collection to FIU.

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NBC 6 South Florida announces the exhibition, "Eternal Cuba: The Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Collection at FIU," to open at the Frost Art Museum on October 16, 2013.

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An article in the Spanish edition of the "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" notes that in 2011 the Census Bureau estimated that 1.95 million Salvadorans were living in the United States, compared to 1.89 million Cubans.

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An article by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting contrasts Tampa's plans to expand trade with Cuba with Miami's reluctance to do business with the Island.

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CRI Faculty Affiliate Dr. Eugenio M. Rothe has been selected to be the recipient of the 2013 Jeanne Spurlock Award on Diversity and Culture from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

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August

The Cuban Living History Project, part of the Special Collections and University Archives, has made available online two videos of interviews with Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh and James Baker. Miguel González-Pando conducted the interviews in 1997.

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"El Sentinel" reviews FIU's plans to engage with a future Cuba.

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Víctor Puertodán will conduct research on the work of the Spanish poet Alfonso Camín, who lived in Cuba between 1905 and 1915. Mr. Puertodán will visit FIU during the fall semester of 2013.

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September

CRI sponsored a lecture on Spanish migration to Cuba since the beginning of the twentieth century and its economic and cultural consequences.

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Twenty undergraduate and graduate students met to create an association for those interested in Cuban and Cuban-American affairs.

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This festival, to be held at Florida Atlantic University between September 27 and 29, 2013, is free and open to the public. In addition to screening 18 Cuban films, the festival will host discussions and lectures by Cuban filmmakers and scholars of Latin American film.

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The Department of Anthropology of the Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago de Chile has invited Dr. Jorge Duany to participate in a series of academic events during the week of September 30 to October 4, 2013.

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CRI Community Advisory Board member José Manuel Pallí analyzes the significance of the participation of Cubans from the island in the most recent meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy.

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The seminar will provide a panoramic and interdisciplinary view of Cuba's geography, history, economics, politics, and culture, from pre-Conquest times to the present.

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Dr. Jorge Duany will lead a research team to identify, document, and assess ethnographic resources within or near the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico.

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October

The trove of documents, photos, maps, videos, music, artwork, and rare books covers a range of subjects, places, and time, with a strength in resources related to the Florida Everglades, Miami, and countries within the Caribbean, especially Cuba.

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CRI Affiliate Dr. Philip Carter examines the influence of Spanish on Miami's English dialect.

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The "Los Angeles Times" reports that Cuba's system of a regular and a convertible peso has caused resentment as a privileged class has access to the more valuable one.

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FIU's Cuban Research Institute sponsored a lecture on Camín's poetic legacy, which forms part of Cuba's literary patrimony.

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The Cuban-American novelist, the first Latino fiction writer to win the Pulitzer Prize, died in Manhattan on Saturday. He was 62.

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Under multiple sponsorships from various universities and Latina/o Studies Programs, Chicago will host an international Latina/o studies conference on July 17–19, 2014. The conference will serve to launch a Latina/o studies association.

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Al Jazeera America reports that many Cuban-Americans find themselves on opposing sides when it comes to their ties to the island nation.

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The Associated Press reports that Miami Congressman Joe García is supporting the efforts of a Cuban research institute that wants to test and market a diabetes treatment in the U.S.

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Together with the Cuba Study Group and Miami Dade College, CRI cosponsored the "Second Conference on Reconciliation and Change: The German Experience."

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Student Media at FIU announces the upcoming lecture by Dr. Nora Gómez Torres.

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November

The Spanish press Aduana Vieja will soon publish a selection of papers presented at the Ninth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, edited by CRI Director, Dr. Jorge Duany.

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Dr. Jorge Duany has been named to the editorial board of the preeminent journal in the interdisciplinary field of Cuban studies.

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The National Association of Cuban-American Educators has named Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago "Educator of the Year 2013."

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The program will take the audience on a musical tour of Ernesto Lecuona's lesser known but significant pieces, as well as a selection of his most beloved and popular works.

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Many Latin Americans remember President Kennedy's profound impact on the continent.

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Several of the presentations made at the CRI symposium held at FIU on November 6, 2013, are now available online.

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Dr. Eduardo Gamarra, a CRI Faculty Advisory Board member, discusses the findings of a survey he conducted and presented at the symposium, "Revisiting the Cuban-American Vote."

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"El Nuevo Herald" summarizes the results of Cuba's 2012 Census.

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"The Miami Herald" highlights the visual arts exhibits on Cuba at FIU's Frost Art Museum.

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"El Nuevo Herald" reviews three art exhibits with a Cuban focus: "Eternal Cuba: The Darlene M. & Jorge M. Pérez Collection at FIU," "Humberto Castro: Tracing Antilles," and "From Africa to the Americas."

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CRI Faculty Associate Dr. Iveris L. Martínez has been elected president of the Association of Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE).

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December

Associated Press correspondent Christine Armario notes that as new generations of Cubans build lives in the United States and recent arrivals return frequently to Cuba to visit relatives, the toast "Next Year in Cuba" has become a vestige of the past.

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The Spanish supplement of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, El Sentinel, considered Yoani Sánchez's visit to FIU one of the ten most important local events in 2013.

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El Nuevo Herald included CRI's "Classically Cuban" concert as one of the most memorable moments in the Miami arts scene for 2013.

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Dr. Nora Gámez Torres will work on a book manuscript entitled "Living in Transition: Popular Music and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba."

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More than 500 members of the South Florida community, including FIU students, alumni, faculty, and staff, attended the 2013 "Classically Cuban" concert.

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The National Association of Cuban-American Educators (NACAE) recognized Dr. Mesa-Lago's extraordinary academic merits.

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"Cuban Art News" focuses on the artist's multiphase project on Cuba and Haiti for the Frost Art Museum.

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The online magazine "Arte al Día" reviews the Mendive exhibition and performance at FIU, which explore the African influence on Cuban culture.

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NPR News comments on President Barack Obama's handshake with Cuban leader Raúl Castro at the memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

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El Nuevo Herald announced CRI's ninth annual concert, devoted to the music of the Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona.

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