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Legalis: A New Tool to Access Cuban Legal Norms


The online Cuban journal "El Toque" has just launched a new digital tool that provides access to Cuban legislation and legal information in general. The service includes a search engine of legal norms published in Cuba's "Gaceta Oficial," as well as a glossary of legal terms, a FAQ section, and an assistance chat for consultations.

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals | Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)


ASCE is issuing a call for papers and panel proposals to be presented at its 2023 Annual Conference, which will be held in Miami, at the Modesto Maidique Campus of Florida International University (FIU), August 3-5. 2023. While the focus will be on economic reforms, ASCE also welcomes Cuba-focused papers dealing with the political or social economy, economic history, lessons from other countries, international commercial relations, demography, labor market issues, and the diaspora.

Briefing on Cuba | Cuba's Electric Grid: Challenges and Opportunities


Energy industry expert Jorge R. Piñón documents the multiple challenges faced by Cuba's National Electric System (SEN), including an obsolete and collapsing infrastructure, as well as the lack of maintenance capital and the high contaminating effects of its current operation. During the summer of 2022, the power grid was on the threshold of total collapse. Piñón advocates a decentralized model of economic planning and decision making to rebuild Cuba's electrical system.

Upcoming Events

Panel Discussion | Revolution and Exile: Comparing the Cuban and Venezuelan Experiences

03/31/2023 02:00 PM

Experts on the revolutionary experiences of Cuba and Venezuela will compare and contrast how they produced massive population displacements as a result of radical social transformations. In both countries, a fundamental break with the past generated oppposition from substantial sectors of the population, many of whom ended up in exile. Despite the ongoing exodus from the two countries, most of the opposition has remained in Venezuela, whereas it has largely been expelled from Cuba.

In-Person Book Presentation | Revolutions in Cuba and Venezuela: One Hope, Two Realities

03/31/2023 07:00 PM

This book compares the sociopolitical processes behind two major revolutions—Cuba in 1959, when Fidel Castro came to power, and Venezuela in 1999, when Hugo Chávez won the presidential election. With special attention to the Cuba-Venezuela alliance, particularly in regards to foreign policy and the trade of doctors for oil, Drs. Silvia Pedraza and Carlos Romero show that the geopolitical theater where these events played out determined the dynamics and reach of the revolutions.

In-Person Book Presentation | Operation Pedro Pan: The Migration of Unaccompanied Children

04/14/2023 06:30 PM

Dr. John Gronbeck-Tedesco's book explores the undertaking sponsored by the Miami Catholic Diocese, federal and state offices, child welfare agencies, and anti-Castro Cubans to bring more than fourteen thousand unaccompanied children to the United States. Using personal interviews and newly unearthed information, "Operation Pedro Pan" provides a deeper understanding of how and why the program was devised.

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