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 keynote 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 seventy academic articles and essays.
He also served as Senior Editor of the multiple award-winning Encyclopedia of Cuba.
Most Recent Books:
On the Road to Syndication: Essays and Op-Eds by Luis Martínez-Fernández is a collection of seventy-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, migration to the US, and contemporary global issues.
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 and other venues during the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 on subjects such as the importance of history in times of crisis, the erosion of Democracy, and the global consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Dr. Martínez-Fernández has written opinion columns for over three decades for a wide range of periodical publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Miami Herald, and Orlando Sentinel. In 2019, he began to publish regular opinion columns for The Globe Post. In September 2020, he joined Creators Syndicate as a weekly, nationally syndicated columnist. He writes on politics, history, education, world cultures, and other contemporary subjects.
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.