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Julio M. Shiling is a political scientist, writer, speaker, commentator, and Director of the digital publications Patria de Martí, The CubanAmerican Voice and columnist at El American. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. He is a member of The American Political Science Association and The PEN Club (Cuban Writers in Exile Chapter).

His articles and essays have been reproduced in dozens of print and electronic publications in the US, Latin America, and Europe, including Cuba Net, Cuba Encuentro, Martí Noticias, PanAm Post, Latin America Advisor and The Washington Examiner. He has authored three books: Dictatorships and their paradigms (Spanish), (Eriginal Books, 2013) a detailed work consisting of two volumes, which has received excellent comments and reviews, as this is a meticulous work that examines, as its subtitle suggests, Why some dictatorships fall and others don't? and the most recent, Democratization in Cuba: A concise manual (English and Spanish) (Patria de Martí, 2016), structures a prerequisite guide map for a democratization process in Cuba to be successful, once communism falls.

Since 2006, he has been directing Patria de Martí, a digital platform that brings together the work of numerous authors, selected for their contribution to the promotion and preservation of freedom and democracy. Patria de Martí was awarded the 2015 Human Rights Freedom Prize by the Association for Continental Peace (ASOPAZCO), a Spanish NGO dedicated to promoting human rights in the world. In 2017, its director received the Herencia Award, from Cuban Cultural Heritage for his contribution to Cuban culture.

As a political scientist and commentator, he frequents television and radio programs that include: WLRN (PBS), NTN24, América Te Vé, CNN, Univisión, Telemundo, France24, Azteca TV, La Poderosa WWFE, Radio Martí, Televisión Martí, News Radio, Mega TV, Voice of America, Radio Caracol, GMT Radio, KYS FM, Radio Nacional Argentina, Todo Noticias, MDZ Radio, RCN Radio, TV Caracol Internacional, TV CB24, Radio Mambí, El Venezolano TV, Mundo Max, Mira TV , Democracia TV, TV Venezuela, Radio República, Radio 94.9 FM, Radio Caracas and others. Additionally, he has founded and directed insurance and financial services companies.

As a speaker, he regularly participates in forums, conferences, discussion programs and other public events. Patria de Martí co-hosts “Symposiums for a Free World”, a series of conferences designed to promote greater civic awareness with a commitment to elevating consciousness about freedom and democracy. These Symposiums are held monthly, each with a different theme and diverse panelists. They are offered as a public service where admission is always free and open to everyone.

Born in Havana, Cuba, at the age of six he went into exile with his family. After a brief stay in Madrid, Spain, they moved to the US settling in Union City and West New York, both cities in the state of New Jersey. A few years later they moved to Miami, Florida, where he currently resides.

Julio M. Shiling

Patria de Martí, Director

Twitter: @JulioMShiling

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