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Venue:Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Thirty-five years ago, Oscar-winning cinematographer Néstor Almendros ("Days of Heaven") and "El Super" co-director Orlando Jiménez Leal joined forces to document the systemic violation of human rights and the persecution of homosexuals in Castro's Cuba.

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

This volume, edited by Drs. Michael J. Bustamante and Jennifer L. Lambe, brings together new historical research with comparative and methodological reflections on the challenges of writing about the Cuban Revolution.

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

Based on eighty in-depth interviews recently conducted in Cuba, this book edited by Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago captures actual voices from this evolving economic sector. It offers fascinating insights into today's Cuban economy from the non-state sector, while also reflecting on its potential for development and the obstacles it faces.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Three distinguished scholars—Drs. Matthew Casey, Jorge Giovannetti, and Andrea Queeley—will examine the social and economic impact of migrants from Haiti, Jamaica, and other West Indian islands to Cuba during the first third of the 20th century.

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

Grounded in extensive and rigorous multisited research, this book by Dr. Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres examines the different migration experiences of Jamaican, Leeward, and Windward Islanders, along with the transnational processes of labor recruitment and the local control of workers in the plantation.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

In this lecture, Dr. Ana Mary Rusch will discuss her recent ethnographic fieldwork on Cuban immigrants in Berlin, focusing on the dynamics of integration, the complexity of identity, and the heterogeneity of the Cuban diaspora.

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Venue:FIU Downtown on Brickell, Room FDBS 1010, 1101 Brickell Avenue, Miami

This forum brings together scholars, legal experts, and business leaders to discuss recent developments with the Helms-Burton Act, the U.S. embargo of Cuba, and the right to sue for expropriated properties.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Historian Víctor Andrés Triay discusses his research on the unaccompanied children who came from Cuba to the United States between 1960 and 1962.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Based on research at the General Archive of the State Administration of Alcalá de Henares, Dr. Omar García-Obregón analyzes why Reinaldo Arenas' narrative work was never published in Franco's Spain or Castro's Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxième Maison 353

Dr. Horacio Sierra's presentation will examine how the musical careers of Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, and Pitbull have defined and expanded Cuban-American identity over the last sixty years.

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

In this book, Drs. Jorge Salazar-Carrillo and Daniel O. Murgo conduct a simulation study of the economy of Miami-Dade County in Florida.