Briefings on Cuba

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View the following Briefings:

The New Cuban Executive Branch: Constitutional Changes in the Power Structure, by Dr. Rafael Rojas

The Cuban Economy: The Current Crisis, Its Causes, and Policies for the Future, by Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI), CasaCuba, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University (FIU) have joined forces to launch Briefings on Cuba, a series of analyses of Cuban politics, economy, culture, and society, and consequent policy recommendations, by top Cuba experts.

The Briefings will be disseminated widely through the web, social media, and email, with the support of existing communications platforms at CRI, CasaCuba, LACC, and other FIU departments. Each Briefing will also be presented at events free and open to the public, featuring a presentation by the author, followed by a question-and-answer session. These events will be held either remotely or in person, whenever possible, after the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are removed.

We were pleased to inaugurate our Briefings on Cuba with a sobering, well-documented, and up-to-date analysis of the Cuban economy by the prominent Cuban-American scholar, Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago. Our second Briefing on the Cuban political system, by the well-regarded Cuban historian, Dr. Rafael Rojas, provides an incisive, comparative, and thoughtful analysis of changes in the 2019 Cuban Constitution. We look forward to presenting and discussing the work of other leading academics and policymakers in this series.

María Carla Chicuén, Executive Director, CasaCuba
Dr. Jorge Duany, Director, Cuban Research Institute
Hon. Luis Guillermo Solís, Interim Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center