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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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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 23 – July 7, 2018
Program Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University join forces with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies to take K-16 educators to Cuba. This is our fourth year running the Cuban Culture & Society K-16 Educator Institute and we are excited about this year’s itinerary. The institute will approach Cuban society and culture form a multidisciplinary perspective focused on the arts, the geography, and history of the country. Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past three years provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of Tulane’s relationship with the University of Havana and Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for developing that approach in their K-16 classrooms. Conducted in English by Professor Carolina Caballero, the institute will explore current trends and issues in Cuban culture and society through readings, films, and lectures. The program includes a series of talks by prominent Cuban intellectuals and local field trips to important political and cultural sights throughout Havana.

This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks in Cuba. The institute incorporates visits to local museums and exposes participants to arts organizations, schools, and teachers from the country’s national literacy campaign. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and many cultural venues. There will be group excursions to the historic Che Guevara monument, a visit to the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a special visit to the town of Hershey, the town developed by Milton Hershey to begin his chocolate enterprise with the sugar from Cuba’s plantations. There will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Playa Girón, and Viñales, focusing on their role in the development of the economy and culture of the country

The cost will include a shared room and two meals a day, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana from Tampa, Florida*, airport transportation in Havana to/from residence, OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings.

*Airfare to/from Tampa, Florida, a one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost. You are responsible for your own air flight to/from Tampa, FL.

Those interested in applying must be a K-16 educator or librarian. There is no Spanish language requirement for this program. The application deadline is March 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

Please note: This program is only open to K-16 educators who are currently teaching, are pre-service teachers or are serving in a school or public library.

Please be advised that this itinerary is subject to change based on availability in Cuba. The itinerary below is the schedule from the 2017 institute.

  • Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
    Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
  • Day 2 – HAVANA
    Habana Vieja (Old Havana) Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit Muraleando Lawton, a community art project in the Lawton neighborhood of Havana. Hear from the founders of this project on how the neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy and meet with local community leaders, students and elderly folks at the community center.
  • Day 3 – HAVANA
    Lecture with Professor Carlos Alzugaray on Cuba Since the Special Period. Visit the elementary school Sergio Luis Ferriol in Habana Vieja. Connect with teachers and administrators about their experiences in the classroom.
  • Day 4 – HAVANA
    Visit the Museo Nacional de la Alfabetización (National Museum of the Literacy Campaign) and connect with members of the literacy brigade, teachers from the literacy campaign.
  • Day 5 – HAVANA
    Visit and explore Ernest Hemingway’s house. Have lunch in the infamous fishing village of Cojimar. In the afternoon, explore art by taking a tour of the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator then visit with artists at the Taller de Gráfica.
  • Day 6 – HERSHEY
    Day trip to the Hershey, Cuba and nature park. The site where famous chocolatier Milton Hershey developed his chocolate business by setting up sugar mills in the early 1900’s. Explore the natural side of Cuba in this country town.
  • Day 7 – HAVANA
    Learn about children’s literature and the book publishing business in Cuba by visiting Cuba’s national publisher UNEAC and hear first hand from children’s book authors. We will hear from children’s book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children’s/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today.
  • Day 8 – HAVANA/REGLA
    Take the ferry across the bay in Havana to the town of Regla to learn about Afro-Cuban dance and music from musicologist Cari Diez and an Afro-Cuban dance performance group.
    Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
  • Day 10 – TRINIDAD
    Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba’s sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff.
  • Day 11 – PLAYA GIRON (SITE OF BAY OF PIGS) Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
    Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village. Snorkel in the Bay of Pigs!
  • Day 12 – HAVANA
    Visit the U.S. Embassy and hear first-hand about the state of current relations between the U.S. and Cuba. In the afternoon, we head over to meet up with the famous hip-hop group, Obsesión to hear about their music and experience as hip-hop artists in Cuba.
    Take a day trip to Matanzas, the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. Known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore, we will explore the Triunvirato Plantation and the Castillo San Severino where we will hear about the history of slavery in Cuba. The rest of the afternoon we relax and explore the beautiful beaches of Varadero, a popular resort town covering Cuba’s narrow Hicacos Peninsula.
  • Day 14 – HAVANA
    Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
  • Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
    Morning departure for the U.S.

Explore our past trips through these photos and curricula:

Program Application

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering-Vargas at or call the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-862-3143.