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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.

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Venue:American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, 1200 Coral Way, Miami

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.

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

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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Thanks to President John F. Kennedy's tape recordings, the Cuban Missile Crisis provides researchers an exceptional laboratory for testing various theories on the defender's policy choices after deterrence failure. This virtual lecture by Dr. Félix E. Martín examines the deliberation process of key members of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (ExComm) during the Cuban Missile Crisis (October 15-29, 1962).

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

Certain formerly peripheral and secondary cities have been growing in significance, emerging as regional global cities in their own right. This book by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Ariel Armony traces the transformation of Dubai, Miami, and Singapore from very peripheral urban places to their present role in the world economy, identifying the common features that they share as well as their differences.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library (GL), Room 220

This panel discussion will gather literary critics working on Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic, and their diasporas. They will reflect upon the multipe intersections among nation, race, and gender in contemporary writing from the Hispanic Caribbean.

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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.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library (GL), Room 220

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.

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

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.

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

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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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

On March 24, 1956, White city officials celebrated and paraded a man of mixed racial heritage on the segregated streets of Daytona Beach, Florida. It was "Batista Day," in honor of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar. This lecture by Dr. Frank Argote-Freyre explores the cultural and racial intersections and ambiguities that made "Batista Day" possible, including the unique racial history of Daytona Beach and Batista's interactions with city officials dating back to the 1940s.