CULTURAL TRANSLATIONS provides a wide range of professional services including consulting, seminars, lectures, and executive coaching on Hispanic / Latino matters, Latin America and the Caribbean, cross-cultural communications and education.
Since 2006, CULTURAL TRANSLATIONS has served the needs of clients seeking a better understanding and successful interactions with Hispanics / Latinos and Latin America. Our services are result-oriented, practical and tailored to meet the specific needs of businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, law firms, publishers and educational institutions.
We provide these services with utmost honesty, the highest level of professionalism and a commitment to complete client satisfaction.
Senior consultant Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández is represented by All American Entertainment, the premier global talent agency and is a council member of GLG, a membership organization of leading experts providing business decision-makers with insights to create better, more informed outcomes.
Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández is an experienced and acclaimed public speaker, whose multimedia presentations and speeches combine intellectual substance and accessibility as well as depth and an engaging style of delivery. He has spoken before a wide range of audiences, from business executives to cruise ship passengers to jurors in courtrooms to college student audiences.
His public speaking engagements cover a variety of topics on the history, culture and politics of Latin America, Cuba and Puerto Rico; Hispanics / Latinos in the United States; and various aspects of education as well as contemporary social, cultural and political topics such as Latino voting patterns, workplace diversification and intercultural communication.
Dr. Martínez-Fernández also leads seminars and workshops for college faculties, school districts, corporations and non-profit organizations. He speaks and leads seminars in both English and Spanish.
He is available to speak at Hispanic Heritage Month events (September 15-October 15) and throughout the year.
Dr. Martínez-Fernández is a prolific writer on various topics of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Caribbean history and society. He has authored seven books and over sixty academic articles, essays, and Op Eds. He is a regular contributor to The Globe Post.
He also served as Senior Editor of the multiple award-winning Encyclopedia of Cuba.
Most Recent Books:
Island Hopping: Essays on Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Diaspora is an anthology of around sixty-five essays, Op Eds, and short research articles written for a broad audience of readers interested in history, culture and society in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and its US diasporas.
This collection spans thirty-five years of observations, commentary and analysis, beginning with a 1986 set of Op Eds (originally appearing in Spanish in Puerto Rican newspapers) all the way to opinion and analysis essays published in the Globe Post during the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 on subjects such as the importance of history in times of chaos, the erosion of Democracy, and the global consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Dr. Martínez-Fernández serves as media resource in his fields of expertise. He has contributed to numerous media, among them: Time, the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, L A Times, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, London Financial Times, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, BBC, AP, Reuters, and the national news wire services of Spain, France, Mexico, and Germany.