Studies in National and International Development


National and International Development

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Title:  Havana’s Casa de Las Américas: An Institution of South-South Cooperation

Date: March 26, 2020
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Gerardo Hernández Bencomo, Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba

Since its inception in April 1959, Casa de Las Américas has become one of the most significant cultural institutions in Cuba. It promotes ties between Latin American countries in the cultural, literary and social realm.  In this presentation Gerardo Hernández Bencomo will discuss the history and current realities of Cuban cultural production and relations with other countries in Latin America.



Gerardo Hernández Bencomo, Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba

Gerardo Hernández Bencomo is an external relations specialist at Casa de Las Américas. He is the 2020 Queen’s - University of Havana exchange visitor.