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El Nuevo Herald's Mario Pentón quotes CRI Director Jorge Duany: "Everything seems to indicate that the Trump administration's immigration policies have reduced the number of Cubans trying to enter the United States without authorization if we compare it with the last two years of [former president] Barack Obama."

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Diario de Cuba interviews CRI Visiting Scholar Elaine Acosta regarding the results of a recent National Survey on the Aging of the Population in Cuba.

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 spring and early summer 2020. 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.

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Dr. Frank Luca, Chief Librarian at The Wolfsonian-FIU, has published a very informative blog post about how Cuba's capital city became a mecca for U.S. tourists during the first half of the 20th century. The blog post is profusely illustrated with materials from the Vicki Gold Levi Collection.

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Weak economic growth, aggravated by the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and a flurry of U.S. sanctions, “continues driving a considerable amount of Cuban citizens abroad, especially to South Florida,” said Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.

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Congratulations to Jennifer Cearns on the publication of her new article in the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. Jennifer conducted her ethnographic fieldwork for this essay while a Visiting Scholar at CRI.

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The 2019 program featured Cuban-American pianist and composer David Virelles, accompanied by percussionist Hilario Bell and bassist José Armando Gola, who performed traditional Cuban tunes with a modern twist.

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El Nuevo Herald's Olga Connor interviews pianist David Virelles about his performance of legendary danzones with a personal touch.

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Soledad O'Brien travels to Havana, Cuba for a special report on how the island is coping in the wake of President Trump's tough new travel and economic restrictions.

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We're proud to share our past accomplishments and plans for the next semester. Thanks to all who support our work!

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