En algunas cuestiones de política, los cubanoamericanos republicanos no están de acuerdo con el Partido de hoy. La pregunta es, ¿pueden los demócratas aprovechar la desalineación?

por Guillermo J. Grenier

Guillermo J. Grenier

marzo 19, 2021 (OnCuba News)

en “No es fácil”


At least on some of policy issues, Cuban Americans do not see eye-to-eye with today’s Republican Party. The question is, can the Democrats take advantage of the misalignment?

by Guillermo J. Grenier

March 19, 2021 (OnCuba News)

in Columns, It is not easy

Donald Trump supporters wave flags and signs at drivers passing in front of the convention center at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, February 27, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

“There are Cubans and there are Cubans.” With this phrase, sociologist Lisandro Perez and I cryptically signaled the diversity evident in the Cuban American population in the United States in one of our books years ago. It is a population, after all, that has continued to replenish itself with new arrivals and…


Cuban-American Republicanism is a result of specific social processes that, when inspected can provide Democrats a way forward in organizing Cuban Americans.

February 24, 2021

Photo: Marita Pérez Díaz

In the beginning of the Cuban exile story, things looked very different from what they appear today. Today, Cuban-American participation in the Republican party seems natural; part of the environment of south Florida, like waves in the Atlantic or iguanas sunning themselves along the banks of canals. It is difficult to imagine that this state of affairs was not inevitable. It was not. Cuban-American Republicanism is a result of specific social processes that, when inspected can provide Democrats a way forward in organizing Cuban Americans. …


El republicanismo cubanoamericano es el resultado de procesos sociales específicos que, cuando se analizan, pueden proporcionar a los demócratas un camino a seguir en su influencia hacia los cubanoamericanos.

por Guillermo J. Grenier

febrero 19, 2021

Foto: Marita Pérez Díaz

Al comienzo de la historia del exilio cubano, las cosas se veían muy diferentes a la actualidad. Hoy, la participación cubanoamericana en el Partido Republicano parece natural; parte del ambiente del sur de Florida, como olas en el Atlántico o iguanas tomando el sol a lo largo de las orillas de los canales. Es difícil imaginar que podría haber sido diferente. Pues podría. El republicanismo cubanoamericano es el resultado de procesos sociales específicos que, cuando se analizan, pueden proporcionar a los demócratas un camino a seguir en su influencia…


La realidad es que son inmigrantes y no exiliados, desde la década de 1970. Simplemente no podemos imaginar la vida sin la vieja historia.

por Guillermo J. Grenier

enero 11, 2021

Foto: Marita Pérez Díaz (archivo).

El 29 de diciembre de 1962, el presidente John F. Kennedy se subió a un escenario en el Miami Orange Bowl. Un miembro de la Brigada 2506 le entregó una bandera cubana doblada. Desde las gradas se observó a una multitud de cubanos, incluidos los sobrevivientes de la debacle de Bahía de Cochinos y sus amigos y familiares. …


By Guillermo J. Grenier, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology/Chair, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

A new rule by the U.S. Government went into effect on November 27 and it is unleashing a heavy toll on the people of Cuba. The policy will increase individual suffering and seeks to drive yet another wedge between families living on both sides of the Florida Straits.

On the eve of the Presidential Election, the U.S. Government issued a new rule regarding transfers of money from the U.S. to Cuba. The rule, published on October 27, provided 30 days for money transfer…


On December 29, 1962, President John F. Kennedy stood on a stage at the Miami Orange Bowl. A member of the Brigada 2506 handed him a folded Cuban flag. From the stands watched a capacity crowd of Cubans, including survivors of the Bay of Pigs debacle and their friends and families. He began the 14-minute speech by welcoming the brigadistas on behalf of “his government and his country” and assuring them that the flag just received “will be returned to this Brigade in a free Havana.”

This was, of course, a fiction. There would be no other serious attempt to…


Every four years Cuban-Americans in Miami become “los bravos de la pelicula.” Heroes of a movie running since the Cold War year with little updating. Politicians and their posses descend on South Florida talking tough about Cuba and make promises about what they will do about its deviant government. It is as if Cubans care about nothing else other than US/Cuba policy and they only care about this every four years. Cuban-Americans play their role well and predictably. After some tension about whether generational shifts or the rising new waves of immigrants will change the political calculus, the hardliners reassert…

Guillermo Grenier

Havana born, U.S. bred and educated sociologist with a strong foundation in the humanities. Long distance trekking is my meditation. Also my medication.

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