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New Occasional Paper on Ethnicity and Race in Miami


In this essay, Dr. Alejandro Portes and Ryan Bagwell highlight contrasts and disparities in various neighborhoods within Miami-Dade County, focusing on their ethnic and racial composition, as well as their socioeconomic profiles.

CRI in the News | "'There Was Nothing': Ailing Economy Fueling Record Exodus of Cubans"


The US Customs and Border Protection agency said it had registered more than 153,000 irregular entries from Cuba in 2023. Another 67,000 entered legally under a humanitarian parole program, introduced a year ago by President Joe Biden's administration. Together with the 313,506 who left in 2022, this mass movement represents "the largest number of Cuban migrants recorded in two years since the beginning of the post-revolutionary Cuban exodus in 1959," said Jorge Duany, director of CRI.

New Occasional Paper on Cuba's Demographic and Socioeconomic Crisis


In this essay, Drs. Sergio Díaz-Briquets and Juan Carlos Albizu-Campos Espiñeira document and discuss how changing political and socioeconomic circumstances, together with misguided and ill-conceived economic reform attempts within the politico-economic system governing Cuba, have contributed to often overlooked demographic and social dislocations, emigration being but the most visible consequence.

Upcoming Events

Conference | Literature and the Senses: Art, Food, and Theater

03/29/2024 08:30 AM

Organized by the FIU Department of Modern Languages and cosponsored by the Green School, CRI, and other units, this meeting willl gather experts from several disciplines of the humanities to discuss literary, visual, sound, and food practices in Latin America and Spain, primarily during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Book Presentation | Immigrant America: A Portrait

04/27/2024 06:00 PM

This revised and updated fifth edition of "Immigrant America: A Portrait," by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut, provides a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States, including its history, the principal theories seeking to account for its diverse origins, the main types of immigrants, and the various forms of their incorporation within US society.

Book Presentation | Democracy and Time in Cuban Thought: The Elusive Present

05/17/2024 07:00 PM

In this fascinating analysis of political discourse in Cuban culture, Dr. María de los Ángeles Torres focuses on how the concept of time has been employed by different political projects. While the past and future are often evoked in rhetoric associated with authoritarianism, Torres argues, an emphasis on human actions in the present is important for a more democratic political culture, and she searches over a century of Cuban thought for this perspective.

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