Forum for Mexican, Cuban Social Scientists Opens in Havana

Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Academics, researchers and social scientists from Cuba and Mexico open Friday in Havana a series of conferences aimed at deepening in historical and current issues of the links between both nations and peoples.

The forum entitled ‘Three moments of history between Mexico and Cuba,’ which is held at Casa Benito Juarez in Havana’s historic center, is attended by several Mexican scholars, including Beatriz Gutierrez Mueller, wife of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Gutierrez Mueller, writer and journalist, will speak about history and literature with the presentation The Cuban literary critic Arturo Ramon de Carricarte and Mexico, organizers told Prensa Latina.

Ph.Ds Gabriela Pulido Llano and Laura Beatriz Moreno Rodriguez also participate in the forum hosted by academic and research entities from both countries, including the University of Havana and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Julio Antonio Mella among the great Cuban fighters in Mexico, is the topic at the center of the interventions of Pulido and Moreno, while Ph.D. Jose Francisco Mejia Flores will address Cuban-Mexican relations before Spain and exile (1936-1939).

Pulido is a researcher at the Directorate of Historical Studies of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, and an active member of the Mexican Association of Caribbean Studies, as well as co-editor of the book Mirando a Cuba hoy.

Meanwhile, Moreno focuses part of his research on the migratory movements to Mexico, a subject that he dedicated to his doctoral thesis with the volume Mexico frente al exilio cubano (1925-1940).

He also addressed this issue in titles such as Exilio nicaragüense en Mexico, and Exilio centroamericano y caribeño en la primera mitad del siglo XX. Mejia, in turn, is a professor at the UNAM and author of Exilio, II Guerra Mundial y diplomacia: Mexico y España 1939-1947.

The event is also hosted by the National Institute of History, the Research Center on Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Ibero-American Network of Historians Century 20th, and is attended by intellectuals, diplomats and other Mexican and Cuban authorities.


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