Links of Interest about the Cuban American Community at large. 

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How Cuban is Cuban Bread?
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A feature on by Ashley Rodriguez. "My grandparents buy extra bread if they know I’m coming to visit, usually stashing the extra loaf on top of their fridge, a throwback to childhood when they’d have to hide bread to keep me from polishing off the entire loaf in one sitting."

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Cuban Heritage Collection acquires works of prolific poet
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UM News – Cuban-Jewish poet Jose Kozer composes a poem in his native language, Spanish.  His prolific body of work now includes 14,150 poems and more than 103 books of poetry that have been translated into multiple languages. He is revered in Latin America and Spain where his work has been produced by the top publishing houses and where he is admired and touted as a neo-baroque poet.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Freedom Tower In Downtown Miami Still Stands As A Beacon Of Freedom   
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – “The Freedom Tower became that symbol of America as a welcoming place where you as a refuge flee communism, political persecution, you could find a path forward,” said Natalia Crujeiras, Executive Director of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade College.

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Miami Proud: The American Museum Of The Cuban Diaspora Shares The History Of Those Who Left       
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora opened its doors in 2016 in Miami, and shares the history and culture of the Cuban people who have left the country.

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“Cuban-Chinese” Is Not an Oxymoron

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Shedding Light on a Little-Known Era of Cuban History.  A living, breathing paradox, Antonio may look Chinese; but he speaks Spanish exactly like my abuelo — in addition to English and Cantonese. But how did Antonio and the Cuban-Chinese people come to be?


Love or Spycraft: What Landed an American Teacher in a Cuban Prison?

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It was a romance steeped in international intrigue, and it landed Alina López Miyares in a Cuban prison. How much did she know about the web that entangled her?


In Miami, a Revered Cuban Bartending Tradition Lives On

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Julio Cabrera's Café La Trova is a bastion of the island's bartending tradition. 


As the Latin Grammys Turn 20, the U.S. Is Livin' La Vida Loca | Muse by Clio

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Jorge Plasencia, FACE Board member, wrote this article on Latin music for Muse by Clio

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FIU Installs La Ventanita to capture the unique experience that is our community...

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FIU is building La Ventanita at the major entrance to the busiest building on campus to show how deep they are willing to go at FIU "to capture the unique experience that is our community and our Miami! "


Che Guevara Portrayed As “Heroic Guerrilla” at
Duke University Museum Exhibition

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Key Facts Prepared by Aida Levitan, Ph.D., Chair of FACE.  FACE (Facts About Cuban Exiles) and other organizations have protested Duke University Nasher Museum Exhibition in which a Che Guevara portrait is entitled “Day of Heroic Guerrilla.” click here to get the facts



ICCAS serves as the center of academic work, research and discussion on Cuban and Cuban-American topics.



A project of the Institute for Cuban & Cuban American Studies. 



An organization headed by our Chairwoman, Dr. Aida Levitan Ph.d., creating greater understanding of Hispanic culture by familiarizing local residents and visitors with artists, organizations and activities that are representative of Hispanic art and culture.


Honoring the founding women of the Cuban Heritage Collection

Keeping track of everything Cuban was the mission established by UM Cuban-American librarian Rosa M. Abella, who together with fellow librarians Ana Rosa Núñez, Esperanza Bravo de Varona, Lesbia Orta Varona and Gómez-Rossie, were the visionaries who created what is now the Cuban Heritage Collection, which was formally established in 1998. Abella and Núñez are both deceased.


National Association of Cuban American Educators/Asociación de Educadores Cubano-Americanos

NACAE organizes educational programs, conferences, exhibitions, concerts, etc., which take place monthly to highlight our historical roots and promote the ethical, artistic and cultural values ​​of Cubans and Cuban-Americans.