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Interview with Dr. Jorge Duany


CRI Director Dr. Jorge Duany discusses the current Cuban refugee crisis as well as his new coedited volume on Cuba and Puerto Rico, in conversation with Dr. Lillian Guerra.

Call for Applications | 2023 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants


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 early summer of 2023. 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.

The Social Impact of the Economic Crisis in Cuba


Based on official Cuban statistics, Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago evaluates the impact of the crisis on the main social indicators in 2020–2021, including employment, wages, pensions, social security, food shortages and prices, health, housing, poverty, and social assistance. Most of these indicators have deteriorated and, according to the author, will probably continue to deteriorate unless an urgent structural reform is undertaken in Cuba.

Upcoming Events

Briefing on Cuba | Recent Cuban Emigration and Its Economic and Social Repercussions

02/02/2023 12:00 PM

In the fourth installment of this series, Dr. Alejandro Portes and Ryan Bagwell analyze the current wave of Cuban migrants, the largest since 1959. The authors conclude that Cuban migration is likely to continue indefinitely into the future, given the strong family and economic ties between Cuba and South Florida, as well as the generalized poverty and political repression on the Island.

Film Screening of "Cuba, satélite 13" and Award Ceremony Honoring Eduardo Palmer

02/09/2023 07:00 PM

Eduardo Palmer is the most iconic producer of Cuban exile cinema. In 1963, he co-produced the feature documentary "Cuba, satélite 13," the title referring to Cuba's conversion into the Soviet Union's newest pawn. The Cuban Diaspora Film Archive (CDfA) will screen the film and present an award to Palmer in recognition of his contributions to Cuban cinema, both inside and outside the island.

In-Person Book Presentation | Patriots and Traitors in Revolutionary Cuba, 1961-1981

02/24/2023 07:00 PM

In this book, Dr. Lillian Guerra has undertaken one of the most authoritative investigations of the national security system that Fidel Castro put in place to control nearly all aspects of the social and political life of Cuban citizens who did not or could not leave for exile abroad.

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