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"This new route is longer, more expensive, and more complicated, but at least they have a higher probability of entering the United States, which does not seem to happen with the sea route between Florida and Cuba," said Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.

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The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to cosponsor with FIU's Department of Modern Languages a new open-access web portal created to increase our understanding of Cuban cinema production beyond Cuba’s borders and to preserve the stories of Cuban exile filmmakers. This project will offer a unique digital repository that will facilitate, document, and preserve this important part of the cultural heritage of the Cuban diaspora.

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The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum invites you to the fall exhibition and opening celebration, with three Cuban American artists featured in the exhibition—Juana Valdés, Emilio Pérez, and Lilian García-Roig—, moderated by Chief Curator Amy Galpin.

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León Krauze of Univision Reporta interviews CRI Director Jorge Duany on the recent upsurge of Cuban migrants trying to cross the Mexican border into the United States.

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Elisa Rómulo Borges, who is pursuing her Ph.D. at FIU's Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, has authored an article in the latest issue of the Japan Studies Review, devoted to interdisciplinary studies of modern Japan. Elisa's contribution examines the impact of Japanese and Okinawan descendants on Cuban culture, particularly through the celebration of the Obon Festival to honor their ancestors in Isla de Pinos.

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"The increase in the number of children and adolescents among Cuban migrants suggests an intensification of the desperation felt by many families residing on the island," said Jorge Duany, director at Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute, "and that they do not find another way out of the crisis that the country is experiencing than to leave it in search for better life opportunities for the youngest."

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Jenny Macías Chaveco, a Ph.D. candidate at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, analyzes some of the photographs that appeared in the “Granma” newspaper during the Mariel crisis in 1980, and their uses in the characterization and negative institution of the Cuban migrant. She argues that "the representation of the [Mariel] migrant was [primarily] aimed at counteracting the media effects of migration and its possible impact on tarnishing the image projected by the Cuban Revolution."

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The exodus "reflects the desperation, the lack of hope, and the lack of future people on the island feel," said Jorge Duany, head of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University to the Wall Street Journal.

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ASCE will meet at FIU's College of Law on September 15–17, 2022, under the general theme of "Cuba—What Is Happening? Plus, Cuba and the Environment." For the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association, the ASCE Board has opened the agenda to papers on all aspects of the Cuban economy and the social/economic system.

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Dr. Estíbaliz Santamaría Cadaval will conduct a year-long study of the historical archives of the Casa de Santa Marta de Ortigueira en Miami, a mutual aid society established by descendants of Galician immigrants in Havana in 1928 and reestablished in Miami in 1972.

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