Center for LATIN AMERICAN Studies University of Florida
May 27, 1989
Again I am taking advangage of Martha's trip to Cuba to request additional material. Robert Bach told me he had a good meeting with you last month, and that you were working on some of the material. He also told me you were not expecting me this summer and would call soon. PLEASE call when you are in the U.S. (if you and Esther are still coming). I may be going to N.Y. around the middle of the month and maybe we could meet. Martha Bustillo is a Cuban studenth'here atU.F. who has just finished her M.A. with us. She is an expert on quantitative methods and wrote an excellent M.A. thesis on the D.R. I would appreciate it if you would give her access to the interviews: to check on some data, for which the codes are too aggregated. For example, I did a breakdown comparing estado civil and household composition, but my numbers do not add up (there are 4 missing). Please let her check the interviews against my figures to clear up the error. ES persona de total confianza y muy capaz. I am also asking for some otheridata to respond to some detailed comments I received on my article from Lois Smith (who works with Fred Padula) and is writing a book on Cuban women. Please send me whatever information you can and if necessary, let Martha collect it and I will pay her for her time. Fred Padula has asked me to be on his LASA panel on Labor in Cuba (which is in Sept.) and I would like to be able to respond to their questions.
I just returned yesterday from my two week trip to Bogota, Quito, and SAntiago. Santiago was particularly exciting hay tanta esperanza. I am sending you a small booklet they developed for the textileras that I thought might interest you. I will be away from Gainesville much of next year. I will be at the Kellogg Institute in NOtre DAme in the Fall and at Northwestern
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University from the endlof March till the beginning of June. I would still like to participate in the proceedings for the FMC Congress if there is time between January and March. Please let me know the date. add whether you still plan to present something on this research. I hope to talk to you sometime in June, either from the U.S. or Havana.