Monday, March 25, 2013. Santiago, Chile. The international seminar on the Cuban economy took place in Santiago, Chile from March 25 through March 28.
This meeting represented a collaborative effort between the Bildner Center/Cuba Project, CEEC (Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana de la Universidad de La Habana), and Flacso-Chile. It deepened the initiative launched at the Cuba Futures: Past & Present conference held by the Cuba Project/Bildner Center in 2011.
The five academic economists included four faculty members of CEEC –Iliana Díaz Fernández,Alejandro Louro, Armando Nova and Saira Pons Pérez –as well as Reynaldo Jiménez Guethón, Director of FLACSO-Cuba. This Cuban delegation spent a week in Santiago presenting their views and exchanging ideas with their Chilean colleagues, international representatives at ECLAC/CEPAL, United Nations Development Program, International Labor Office, and students at the Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales. Mauricio Font (Director of the Bildner Center/Cuba Project) and Angel Flisflisch (Director of FLACSO-Chile) hosted this gathering with the economic specialists from Cuba. This event was also supported by Global Americas, Chile.