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  • Student Awards for Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy | Cuban Research Institute
    Latino Public Policy Student Awards for Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy Wednesday May 1 2013 FIU s Cuban Research Institute CRI and Latin American and Caribbean Center LACC are pleased to announce the recipients of the student awards to attend the 2013 Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy SILPP The institute is a one week intensive training and orientation to public policy and legislative processes through a series of

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/silpp/ (2014-11-05)
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  • CRI in the News: Cuba, US Try Talking, but Face Many Obstacles | Cuban Research Institute
    just how difficult it is to make real progress said Robert Pastor a professor of international relations at American University and former national security adviser on Latin America during the Carter administration These are tiny incremental gains and the prospects of going backwards are equally high Among the things that have changed John Kerry has taken over as U S secretary of state after being an outspoken critic of Washington s policy on Cuba while in the Senate President Barack Obama no longer has re election concerns while dealing with the Cuban American electorate in Florida where there are also indications of a warming attitude to negotiating with Cuba Cuban President Raúl Castro meanwhile is striving to overhaul the island s Marxist economy with a dose of limited free market capitalism and may feel a need for more open relations with the U S While direct American investment is still barred on the island a rise in visits and money transfers by Cuban Americans since Obama relaxed restrictions has been a boon for Cuba s cash starved economy Under the table Cuban Americans are also helping relatives on the island start private businesses and refurbish homes bought under Castro s limited free market reforms Several prominent Cuban dissidents have been allowed to travel recently due to Castro s changes The trips have been applauded by Washington and also may have lessened Havana s worries about the threat posed by dissidents Likewise a U S federal judge s decision to allow Cuban spy René González to return home was met with only muted criticism inside the United States perhaps emboldening U S diplomats to seek further openings with Cuba To be sure there is still far more that separates the long time antagonists than unites them The State Department has kept Cuba on a list of state sponsors of terrorism and another that calls into question Havana s commitment to fighting human trafficking The Obama administration continues to demand democratic change on an island ruled for more than a half century by Castro and his brother Fidel For its part Cuba continues to denounce Washington s 51 year old economic embargo And then there is Gross the 64 year old Maryland native who was arrested in 2009 and is serving a 15 year jail sentence for bringing communications equipment to the island illegally His case has scuttled efforts at engagement in the past and could do so again U S officials say privately Cuba has indicated it wants to trade Gross for four Cuban agents serving long jail terms in the United States something Washington has said it won t consider Ted Henken a professor of Latin American studies at Baruch College in New York who helped organize a recent U S tour by Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez said the Obama administration is too concerned with upsetting Cuban American politicians and has missed opportunities to engage with Cuba at a crucial time in its history I think that a lot

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/cuba-us-try-talking-face-many-obstacles/ (2014-11-05)
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  • CRI Has New Offices | Cuban Research Institute
    Modesto A Maidique Campus Deuxième Maison DM 445 11200 SW 8th Street Miami FL 33199 Tel 305 348 1991 Fax 305 348 7463 Email cri fiu edu SIPA Home Home News 2013 CRI Has New Offices CRI Has New Offices Friday June 21 2013 The FIU Cuban Research Institute has relocated to the fourth floor of the DM building 445 and is decorating with the best in Cuban art In

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/cri-new-office/ (2014-11-05)
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  • Hungarian Scholar Visits CRI | Cuban Research Institute
    Tuesday June 18 2013 Between July 5 and August 6 2013 the Cuban Research Institute will host a visiting scholar from Hungary working on Cuban affairs Evelin Szarka earned a master s degree in International Relations at the Institute for Social and European Studies University of West Hungary She is currently a Ph D student in Political Science at the University of Pécs One of her fields of research for eight years has been Cuba she has written ten academic publications on the topic so far Her most recent analysis is about the similarity of reforms and changes in the Hungarian Goulash Communism the Kádár era and those of Cuba after the Special Period Presently she is working on a book Cuba A Caribbean Island in the Foreign Policy of the USA and the EU between 1992 2013 which will be published in November This monograph focuses on the policy of the European Union toward Cuba and the Union presence and the possible ways of interaction in the scenarios of Cuban regime change The overarching goal of the research is to fill an existing gap in Hungarian and European Union social science it aims to position the Caribbean state in

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/hungarian-scholar/ (2014-11-05)
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  • CRI in the News: Cuban and Other Immigrants in Puerto Rico | Cuban Research Institute
    en temas de migración indicó que la mayor parte de los inmigrantes en la Isla son cubanos y dominicanos aunque también existen representantes de la comunidad mexicana china árabe coreana y española entre otras El profesor Jorge Duany indicó que sus estudios sobre la migración arrojan que la comunidad cubana mayormente incursionó en los niveles sociales medios y altos en renglones como empresas de construcción y carreras profesionales Los dominicanos se inclinan a las pequeñas empresas como cafeterías colmados barras panaderías salones de belleza o talleres de hojalatería También suelen trabajar en labores asociadas a la construcción como serían carpintería o albañilería o trabajos asalariados como son el empleo en labores domésticas o en la agricultura Otro negocio que ha proliferado entre los dominicanos en Puerto Rico dijo Duany es el orientado a mantener contacto con la República Dominicana como sería de envíos de remesas servicios telefónicos y compañías de mudanzas Al comentar de otras nacionalidades Duany manifestó que los chinos mayormente vienen al país a trabajar manteniendo su círculo cerrado Usualmente se trata de hombres que viajan solos y no acostumbran aprender el idioma comúnmente trabajan en restaurantes ahorran y luego se marchan del país En el caso de los españoles muchos son dueños de panaderías Y aunque gran parte proceden de españoles radicados en Cuba que salieron tras la revolución cubana muchos mantienen lazos familiares con España y traen parientes a trabajar con ellos Según el censo la tercera población migrante de mayor número en la Isla es la mexicana Gerardo García propietario del Restaurante Frida s fundó en 1984 el restaurante Tapatío Tras fundar otros tres restaurantes vino un divorcio y vendió sus negocios quedando sin capital Empecé de cero Tuve el apoyo de la banca local y gente me aclamaba apuntó García Indicó que abrió exitosamente

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/cuban-and-other-immigrants-in-puerto-rico/ (2014-11-05)
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  • Cuba Forum Analyzes Future Role of FIU in Cuba | Cuban Research Institute
    FIU wants to be ready to engage What exactly should be FIU s role was the topic of discussion at a forum today At FIU we foresee change in Cuba and want to have a thoughtful and collaborative approach to guide our reaction said FIU President Mark B Rosenberg Today s discussion was based on a review conducted by renowned economics and Latin American studies professor Carmelo Mesa Lago His presentation focused on opportunities and needs in Cuba as well as resources and strengths FIU can bring to the table once federal and state laws allow exchange When restrictions are lifted FIU should be ready to help with Cuban needs said Mesa Lago FIU should start now with steps that are within the law to develop academic contacts that will set the foundation for relations Areas of particular interest included business engineering hospitality medicine and the humanities Mesa Lago s analysis titled The Potential Role of FIU in a Future Cuba serves to start an internal conversation that will also include input from the South Florida community and ultimately result in FIU s Cuba exchange program As a research university with a keen interest in global issues FIU has technical training and research exchange programs with universities in Europe Asia Africa Latin America and the Caribbean Federal and state laws currently limit exchange with the island nation which has been under a communist dictatorship since 1959 Given our deep linkages with the Cuban American community in Miami we have a sincere interest in being a force for good and a source of solutions in Cuba said Associate Vice President for Research Luis Salas who moderated the panel discussion Panelists included Mike Hampton dean Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Amir Mirmiran dean College of Engineering and Computing Frank Mora

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/cuba-forum/ (2014-11-05)
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  • CRI in the News: FIU Receives Treasures of Cuban Art | Cuban Research Institute
    del sur de la Florida luego de la donación hecha a FIU por parte de Jorge M Pérez CEO de Related Group y de su esposa Darlene M Boytell Pérez La donación que fue hecha a SIPA School of International and Public Affairs y al Museo de Arte Frost consta de 24 pinturas cubanas de los siglos XIX y XX e incluye obras de paisajes rurales y citadinos retratos y representaciones gráficas de Cuba La colección avaluada en más de 315 000 será también una herramienta para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje por parte del Museo y de SIPA así como también ayudará a cumplir con la misión del Instituto de Investigaciones Cubanas CRI por sus siglas en inglés el cual busca convertirse en un prominente centro académico para el estudio de Cuba Estamos muy emocionados de poder contribuir con el Museo de Arte Frost y con el CRI y poder compartir con estudiantes profesores y con la comunidad del sur de la Florida la importancia del arte a través de la historia cubana dijo Jorge M Pérez La donación incluye además un aporte de 250 000 destinados a apoyar el trabajo curativo de la colección así como a otros

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/treasures-of-cuban-art/ (2014-11-05)
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  • CRI in the News: Cuban Art Collection Worth $315,000 Donated to Florida International University | Cuban Research Institute
    part of the collection donated to FIU A South Florida couple have donated 24 Cuban paintings to Florida International University saying they hope their gift will show the South Florida community the importance of art in Cuban history Jorge M Pérez the CEO of the Related Group and his wife FIU alumna and nurse practitioner Darlene M Boytell Pérez donated the 19th and 20th century Cuban paintings valued at 315 000 to FIU s School of International and Public Affairs and the Frost Art Museum FIU said Monday We are so excited to be able to contribute to the Frost Art Museum and the Cuban Research Institute and to share with students faculty and the South Florida community the importance of art throughout Cuban history Jorge M Pérez said in an email statement The donated collection includes portraits and landscapes of rural and city life in Cuba It will be used as an educational resource at the museum and the school s Cuban Research Institute The CRI is grateful and enthusiastic about the collection Cuban Research Institute s director Jorge Duany said in an email statement It allows us the opportunity to strengthen the university s ties to the South

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/cuban-art-collection/ (2014-11-05)
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