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Drawing upon findings from her book, "Weapons of Mass Migration," Dr. Kelly M. Greenhill will offer a detailed exploration of the strategic manipulation of threatened and actual population movements in pursuit of political, economic, and/or military ends. Among other topics, she will explore the 2021 Cuban-Nicaraguan visa-free travel deal, recent migration talks between the U.S. and Cuba, and the markedly increasing number of Cuban migrants seeking to enter the U.S. via the Mexican border.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

In this book, Cuban music researcher and producer Rosa Marquetti Torres reconstructs the beginnings and development of the career of the most universal of Cuban singers, Celia Cruz. The book is based on an exhaustive investigation in multiple media, including the press of the time, interviews and testimonies, as well as texts by the singer, found in archives and sources in Cuba, other Latin American countries, and the United States.

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Venue:Virtual Event on Crowdcast

Edited by Drs. Consuelo Naranjo Orovio and Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper, this volume examines the relations between colonialism and racism in various fields, such as medicine, literature, the natural sciences, theology, the history of slavery, visual culture, gender studies, and miscegenation. It proposes to show how the ideological resources of social control and racial superiority were built and functioned, along with resistance to discrimination and stigmatization of Afro-descendants.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Join us for a celebration of the Spanish translation of "Cuba's Digital Revolution," edited by Drs. Ted Henken and Sara García Santamaría. The book examines both government-enabled paid public web access and creative workarounds that Cubans have designed to independently produce, distribute, and access digital content. Contributors trace how media ventures, entrepreneurship, online marketing, journalism, and cultural e-zines have developed on the island alongside global and geopolitical changes.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This edited volume is a compilation of essays written by young scholars from different disciplines, countries, and nationalities. The texts cover several areas of Cuban culture, from literature and anthropology to music and architecture. The editors' purpose was to put into dialogue various zones of Cuban studies, which vary in their academic traditions, world region, and language.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199

Curated by Dr. Amy Galpin, this new art exhibition will explore Cuban and U.S. landscape painters largely active from 1850 to 1910 whose portrayals of Cuba reflect political, social, and ideological changes in both countries. "In the Mind's Eye" is accompanied by a catalogue published by Giles, Ltd., featuring essays by Drs. Jorge Duany and Katherine Manthorne, and interviews with artists Juana Valdés and Carlos Martiel conducted by Donette Francis and Elvia Rosa Castro.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church of Christ, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Cuban Research Institute have partnered with the Florida Grand Opera to create a unique cultural program on Cuban Miami. The event will feature two Cuban-American writers and a scholar as well as live performances of passages from Domenico Cimarosa's classic opera "The Secret Marriage," reset in Miami during the 1980s.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

"Turn the Beat Around" replays the artistic exchange between Cuba and the United States, illustrating how musicians of both nations produced a new sound by riffing off their neighbors. Showcasing posters, record and sheet music covers, film clips, and audio from the 1930s on, the exhibition will chart the explosion of collaborative creativity driven by Hollywood musicals, American dance studios, and Cuban performers, bringing to life the musical fusion found between cultures.

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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

Organized by FIU's Department of of Modern Languages, this panel discussion will examine Antonio Benítez Rojo's legacy in studies of Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the fields of literature and culture. The event will be accompanied by a film screening and photographic exhibition honoring Benítez Rojo.

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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

Enrico Mario Santí has just finished editing "Teatro perdido" (Lost Plays), five works that had not been included in Virgilio Piñera's complete works. In this lecture, Dr. Santí will examine the significance of Piñera's theater for Cuban literary and cultural circles.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Drawing on unseen archives, interviews, and survey data, Dr. Susan Eckstein highlights how Washington, in the process of privileging Cubans, transformed them from agents of U.S. Cold War foreign policy into a politically powerful force influencing national policy. Comparing the exclusionary treatment of neighboring Haitians, the book discloses the racial and political biases embedded within U.S. immigration policy.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Edited by Drs. Carmen Haydée Rivera and Jorge Duany, this volume is the first systematic comparative study of Cuba and Puerto Rico from both a historical and contemporary perspective. In these essays, contributors highlight the interconnectedness of the two archipelagos in social categories such as nation, race, class, and gender to encourage a more nuanced and multifaceted study of the relationships between the islands and their diasporas.