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The conservative Miami-born judge and FIU graduate is one of president Donald Trump's possible choices to replace liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week.

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The shadows of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico are looming large over Latino voters in Florida as they decide whether to back President Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the November elections.

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Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, said it is no shock that Trump is winning the majority of Cuban American voters, but it is significant that he is running up the score on Biden in Miami. "What is noticeable is that the actual numbers of Cuban American voters that Trump has increased," Duany said.

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Congratulations to Philippe Létrilliart, former member of the CRI Community Advisory Board, on the publication of his new book, "Americana 1987-2017"! The book deals in part with the role of the Catholic Church in Cuba. Mr. Létrilliart is currently serving as the French Ambassador to Nicaragua.

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The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce that this year's recipient is Arasay Vázquez Díaz, who is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice at FIU.

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Professor Matthew Mirow has authored a paper on the constitutionalist and jurist Félix Varela y Morales, a notable Cuban intellectual of the 19th century.

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Drs. Asher Milbauer and James Sutton have edited the anthology, "Exile in Global Literature and Culture: Homes Found and Lost," including contributions by Cuban-American authors Uva de Aragón, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Ana Menéndez, and Richard Blanco, and an interview with Humberto Calzada. The book will be virtually presented at Books & Books on September 17.

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Santa Fe College has invited CRI Director Dr. Jorge Duany to give a virtual lecture on the critical role of Latino voters in the state in the next presidential elections. Follow the link to attend this free and public online event.

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A group of experts assess the potential impact of the presidential elections between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Join the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) for its first Virtual Conference on August 13-15, 2020.

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