CULTURAL TRANSLATIONS provides a wide range of professional services including consulting, seminars and lectures 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 GLC, a membership organization of leading experts providing business decision-makers with insights to create better, more informed outcomes. 


Examples of Consulting Projects

  • Development and adaptation of educational and training practices and materials for Hispanic / Latino populations and Spanish-speaking instructors and students

  • Assessment and assistance in developing successful, culturally-sensitive business practices and materials

  • Customized executive coaching for effective trans-cultural communications, branding, successful outreach and workforce diversification

  • Projects benefiting from insights about history, culture and society in Latin America, the Caribbean, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Peru


Public Speaking, Seminars & Workshops

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 in 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:

The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History (Princeton, NJ: Marcus Wiener Publishers, 2020). Co-editor of new expanded edition with Kal Wagenheim and Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim.

Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018).

Revolutionary Cuba: A History (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014 and 2016).


Media Resource

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.