Photo: Peace delegation members: (L - R) Dr. Armando Navarro, Raul Ruiz, and Dr. Jess G. Nieto (far right) with President Fidel Castro during the July, 1985 trip.
Dr. Nieto has made four other trips to Cuba, accompanied by son Diego, a biologist / entomologist of the University of California Santa Cruz on two instances and wife Peggy, teacher of a middle school in California, on one occasion, as part of a number of academic delegations to Cuba in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2007. Significant scholarly and academic relationships have been forged as a result of these trips.
In July, 1999, Director Jess Nieto participated in an international scholars' conference in Havana Cuba on the Chicano Movement: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow," and on the Cuban Revolution. Chicano scholars from the US and their Cuban counterparts were able to share their experiences from a variety of political, historical, sociological, demographic, and cultural perspectives. Dr. Nieto and his son Diego both contributed papers to the conference.
Heritage is currently developing educational and cultural programs with the University of Cuba.
Photo (below): A Chicano /Latino delegation traveled to Havana, Cuba and conducted a number of presentations on the Chicano experience in the U.S. in an effort to help the University of Havana develop a Chicano Studies program. Both Dr. Nieto and his son Diego made significant contributions to this effort.
Photo (below): The sign of the Centro De Estudios Sobre Estados Unidos (Center for U.S. Studies) (CESUE), Universidad de la Habana, is in front of their Center.
The sensational Tropicana dance troop.
Dr. Nieto and son Diego in front of the University of Havana.
In 1985, Dr. Jess G. Nieto and Aris Anagnos of the Peace Delegation met with President Fidel Castro, members of his government, and his older brother, Ramon Castro, who was in charge of the dairy industry in Cuba.
Dr. Nieto & Professor Ariel Aguilar Reyes, sociologist of the University of Havana.
Members of the delegation at the Museum of the Revolution.
The Accomplishments of the Cuban Revolution and The Failures of American Foreign Policy Towards Cuba, April 1999 by Dr. Jess Nieto
Jess Nieto, "The Impact of Immigration on Future Public Policy": A paper presentation at the Chicano / Latino / Cubano Experience Conference : Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Centro de Estudios Sobre Estados Unidos, La Universidad de la Havana, Cuba, July 13-15, 1999
Could Cuba’s future include a new political relationship with the U.S.?, August 2006 by Dr. Jess G. Nieto
Cuban Embargo: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure, October 2009, by Saul Landau
Update on Cuba's Embargo Situation, October 2009, by