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  • UNM takes trip to study religious diversity in Cuba—you’re invited!


    February 7-14, 2015

    Havana, Cuba

    Please join the University of New Mexico's Latin American and Iberian Institute on a trip to Cuba to learn about the diversity of religious beliefs and practices on the island! During this 7-day non-denominational tour, we'll meet with Catholics, Jews, Protestants, Santeros, and others, learning about the history and evolution of religion in Cuba, while experiencing the island and its people. The trip is open to anyone from any walk of life who has an interest in religion, regardless of their religious background or affiliation. We'll dialogue with religious leaders, visit community organizations, and meet with seminary students. We'll visit churches and cemeteries, and will explore Habana Vieja, the oldest and most historical district of Havana and a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. The tour will be led by UNM Professor Emeritus Dr. Nelson Valdés, well-known Cuban scholar, who led many trips to Cuba between 1980 and 2004, and who is well acquainted with the island.

    An information session will be held on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Latin American and Iberian Institute, 801 Yale NE, 505-277-2961.

    COST: $2980.00 (does not include air fare to Cancun or meals, accommodations, or expenses while in Mexico).

    $500 non-refundable deposit due Friday, November 21, 2014. Balance due Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

    For more information, please contact Robyn Cote ( to see trip details and to download the registration form.