Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Cuban Studies Bibliography


  • La competencia de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y las obligaciones internacionales de Cuba en la materia. F.V. Garcia- Amador. Coral Gables, Fla.: Institute of Interamerican Studies, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Miami, 1984.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C85 G37 1984
  • Cuba: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Tim Bower. Miami, FL: Cuban American National Foundation, 1994.
    Location: H-T LAL (office): F 1788 .B68 1994
  • Cuba-de los derechos humanos. Fidel Castro Ruz … et al.. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, c1990.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C85 C794 1990
  • La Cuba disidente. Jose Luis Martinez. Montevideo, Uruguay: Editorial Fin de Siglo, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in processing 12-97; check OPAC]
  • Cuba-One Year Too Many: Prisoners of Conscience from the March 2003 Crackdown. Amnesty International. London: Amnesty International, International Secretariat, [2004].
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Cuba: Political Imprisonment, an Update. Amnesty International. New York, N.Y.: Amnesty International, National Office, 1988.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C9 A45 1988
  • Cuba: Prisoners of Conscience-71 Longing for Freedom. Amnesty International Publications, March 2005.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Cuba: The Human Rights Situation. Amnesty International. New York, N.Y.: Amnesty International U.S.A., 1990.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C85 C84 1990
  • Cuba y los derechos humanos. Fidel Castro. Buenos Aires: Editorial Contrapunto, 1988.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .C2765 1988
  • Derechos humanos en Cuba. Fabio Raimundo Torrado. La Habana: Editora Politica, 1988.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C85 R27 1988
  • Los derechos humanos en el sistema político cubano. Torrado, Fabio Raimundo. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: [In Process as of 6-15-05; check Library Catalog]
  • Los derechos humanos en la legislación cubana. Rodolfo Davalos Fernandez. La Habana: Union Nacional de Juristas de Cuba, 1989.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3003 .Z9 D39 1989
  • Los derechos humanos, 1959-1988. Fidel Castro; seleccion tematica, Fabio Raimundo Torrado. La Habana: Editora Política, 1989.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 585 .C348 1989
  • Diary of a Survivor: Nineteen Years in a Cuban Women’s Prison. Ana Rodriguez and Glenn Garvin. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: HV 9557.5 .R63 A3 1995
  • En legítima defensa: Cuba en la Comisión de Derechos Humanos. Raul Roa Kouri. La Habana: Editora Politica, 1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C9 R6 1992
  • Human Rights in Cuba: An Experiential Perspective. Juan Clark, Angel De Fana, Amaya Sanchez; Research Institute for Cuban Studies, North/South Center, University of Miami. Miami, FL: Saeta Ediciones, c1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C85 C57 1991
  • Human Rights in Cuba, El Salvador, and Nicaragua: a Sociological Perspective on Human Rights Abuse. Mayra Gómez. New York: London: Routledge, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C85 G66 2003
  • Human Rights in Cuba: Special Report. including reports from U.S. Department of State, Americas Watch, Amnesty International, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Washington, D.C.: Cuban American National Foundation, 1990.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in processing 12-8-97; check OPAC]
  • Human Rights in Cuba: The Need to Sustain the Pressure. New York, NY: Americas Watch Committee, c1989.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C85 C35 1989
  • Law and Religion in Marxist Cuba: A Human Rights Inquiry. Margaret I. Short. Coral Gables, Fla.: North-South Center, University of Miami; New Brunswick: Distributed by Transaction Publishers, c1993.
    Location: Law Library: KGN 3021 .S56.
  • Living in Fear: the Continued Human Rights Abuses in Castro’s Cuba. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, June 16, 2004. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 2004.
    Location: H-T Gov Docs: Y 4.G 74/7:H 88/10
  • Political Imprisonment in Cuba: A Special Report from Amnesty International. Washington, D.C.: Cuban-American National Foundation, 1987.
    Location: H-T LAL: JC 599 .C85 P65 1987
  • The Politics of Psychiatry in Revolutionary Cuba. Charles J. Brown and Armando M. Lago. Washington, D.C.: Freedom House of Human Rights, 1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: RC 449 .C9 B76 199
  • Sin pan y sin palabras: a favor de la libertad en Cuba. Raúl Rivero; prólogo de Eliseo Alberto. Barcelona: Ediciones Península, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL JC 599 .C85 R58 2003


  • “Castro’s War on Dissent.” World Press Review, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 20-5, July 2003.
    Location: H-T Stacks: AP 1 .A83
  • “The Crackdown in Cuba.” Bond, Theresa. Foreign Affairs, 2003, 82, 5, Sept-Oct, 118-130.
    Location: H-T Stacks: D 410 .F6
  • “The Debate Over the Recent Arrests and Sentences in Cuba.” Boyd, Zane. New Politics, 2003, 9, 3(35), summer, 90-94.
    Location: H-T Stacks: HX 1 .N4
  • “Dissidence in Cuba: Between Seduction and Normalization.” Fernandez, Damian J. Foro Internacional, 2003, 43, 3, July-Sept, 591-607.
    Location: H-T LAL: D 839 .F67
  • “The Human Rights Situation in Present-Day Cuba.” Cason, James C. Human Rights Review; Jul-Sep 2003, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p46, 10p.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Social Control in Cuba.” Aguirre, Benigno E. Latin American Politics and Society, 2002, 44, 2, summer, 67-98.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1401 .J56
  • “Terrorism and Civil Society as Instruments of U.S. Policy in Cuba.” Agee, Philip. Socialism and Democracy, 2003, 17, 2(34), summer-fall, 1-25.
    Location: [This issue is not held in Tulane Libraries]




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Upcoming Events

28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival to Feature Latinx Programming

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The 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival will be held from October 11th to October 19th at participating theaters in the New Orleans area. Born in a city known for its eclectic and artistic vibrancy, the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) has sought out bold and passionate storytellers since 1989. It is the longest-running festival of its kind in the state of Louisiana and one of the largest film festivals in the South. Now in its 28th year, the New Orleans Film Festival has grown into an internationally respected annual event that attracts 20-25k people, 400+ filmmakers, and 240 films.

This year’s film festival will feature a number of films relating to the Latin American community, either in subject matter and/or made by Latin American filmmakers. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be sponsoring several films, including Olancho and Cuban Short Stories.

A full list of film selections and synopses may be found here.

For more information on tickets, passes, and film packages, visit the NOFF website.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following films:

Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame by making music for the region’s drug cartels. When some of his song lyrics get him in trouble, he must make the most difficult decision of his life: continue the quest for fame, or flee. For information on times and locations, visit the Olancho event page.

Cuban Shorts: Cine Cubano
These Cuban short stories are a series of short films highlight cultural and social subject manner relating to the Cuban community. For more information on show times and locations, visit the event page.

Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban
A short documentary about female boxing in Cuba, where the Cuban government forbade women from competing in the 2016 summer olympics.

A short documentary about an 87-year-old Cuban man who brews and sells potions said to be aphrodisiacs.

Jazz students from New Orleans travel to Cuba on a cultural exchange and collaborate on a parade, celebrating open borders.

Connection (Conectifai)
A portrait of a park in Havana where, thanks to public Wi-Fi, a new kind of meeting place has arisen.

Four decades after hijacking a plane to Cuba to avoid charges of killing a state trooper, a former black power militant reflects on his past in a letter to his nine-year-old Cuban son.

Forever, Comandante (Hasta Siempre, Comandante)
Living in the shadow of the revolutionary generation’s unrelenting Cuban ideals, Ernesto, a 14-year-old barber, wants to get a tattoo despite his father’s adamant objection.

Prince of Smoke
Cuban tobacco farmer and artisanal cigar maker Hirochi Robaina follows in his legendary grandfather’s footsteps as he fights to preserve a 171-year-old family legacy.

Additional titles relating to the Latin American community include:

The Thunder Feast (Truenos de San Juan)
A documentary about the ancient festival of San Juanito in Guanajuato where homemade explosives are part of the revelry, but not everyone in the community is sure this tradition should continue.

A documentary about Cisco, a Dominican-born man who returns to the Dominican Republic after doing time in a United State prison. Cisco soon finds that the only way he can make money is getting involved in loosely organized street fighting.

Days of Wholesome Joy
A Cuban narrative short about a woman taking care of her grandmother who has dementia.

Holy Hill
A narrative short story about a nun who works at a school for young boys in the Dominican Republic. Both she and the boys have parallel sexual awakenings.

Camp of the Innocents
A Louisiana-made short documentary about the U.S. interment of Latin American “enemy aliens” during World War II in New Orleans. The entire synopsis, as well as show times and location may be found here.

Dead Horses
A Catalan animated short film about a child fleeing his home during wartime.

Bells in the Mountains
A Spanish short documentary about a group of cows who migrate seasonally from the town of Ullé through the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains.

A short narrative film about a girl who cannot process her complicated feelings about the death of her two classmates.

Cuban Shorts: Cine Cubano-New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following screenings for the New Orleans Film Festival, which will run from October 11th-19th. Screenings are held at various locations in New Orleans. The box office is located at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130).


  • Saturday, October 14th 1:00PM | Member $10 General $13
  • Thursday, October 19th 11:30AM | Members $7 General $10

Cultural Kinship Conference: Presented by the LA Creole Research Association

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The Louisiana Creole Research Association will host its’ 13th annual conference from October 20-22 in New ORLEANS, LA. The conference will explore the phenomenon of Creolization and identity that exists in both the Caribbean and in New Orleans and their common Creole culture. Learn how the influence of the St. Domingue immigrants in New Orleans bolstered that common Creole on the cusp of Americanization following the Louisiana Purchase. Registration for the conference is now open, using the following link.

2017 Conference Schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 20- Annual Members Meeting
    Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
    938 Lafayette St.
  • Saturday, Oct. 21- Annual Conference
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    1 Drexel Dr., Administration Auditorium
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- Laura Plantation Tour & Lunch
    2247 Highway 18, Vacherie 70090
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- LAGNIAPPE!
    Xavier University of Louisiana

For more details on the 2017 Schedule and Speakers, visit our post on Facebook! To register, become a member, or get extra information, click here.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or