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FIU sociolinguist and CRI Faculty Affiliate Phillip Carter led new research that shows Miami English is its own unique dialect. Dr. Carter defines this dialect as a variety of English with subtle structural influence from Spanish, mostly spoken by native English speakers who are second-, third-, or fourth-generation Latinos.

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We're happy to share the news that Maite Morales, a Ph.D. candidate in history, has successfully defended her dissertation on "The Cuban Revolution’s Emotive Regime: A Decade to Remember, 1968–1978."

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In the second part of her analysis, CRI Visiting Scholar Elaine Acosta delves into the opinions of Cubans arriving in Miami since 1995.

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The distinguished Cuban music collector Cristóbal Díaz Ayala has shared a selection of the soundtrack of his life, from childhood to the present day, including memories of his native land and his adopted country, Puerto Rico.

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The Cuban Cultural Center of New York will recognize Dr. Carmelo-Mesa Lago, a member of the CRI Community Advisory Board, for his contributions to the fields of Cuban and Latin American Studies.

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In 2018, Cuba's Communist Party proposed a new Constitution recognizing same-sex marriage. FIU Law Professor José Gabilondo's article examines how the proposal triggered important public debates between advocates of religious liberty and opponents of discrimination against sexual minorities.

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A Univisión article quotes CRI Director Jorge Duany about the unequal treatment suffered by Latinos, especially those of dark skin color, in U.S. society.

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FIU History Professor Mike Bustamante writes about how Cuban Americans are likely to vote in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

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CRI Visiting Scholar Elaine Acosta analyzes the main characteristics of the latest wave of the Cuban exodus since the mid-1990s.

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Dr. Sherry Johnson, Professor of History and Faculty Associate of the Cuban Research Institute, will give the keynote address at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASEC). The meeting will take place on February 18–20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida.

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