PhD Rafael Cardenas Tauler indeed began his research thru an unknown passage, and it is that this professor from the University of Holguin went over facts never deeply dealt in the north-eastern Cuban province of Holguin, like the evolution of the economic structure in the region.
University of Holguin Chasing Higher Quality
As this was almost a virgin field for Holguin historiography, Cardenas Tauler deepened on the evolution of the region's economy; that is, the capitalist economic development of Holguin from the 19th century to early 20th century.
On the economic events that marked Holguin society, the researcher made valuable contributions among which stand out the analysis of the impact caused by the first world economic crisis in the region.
For that and other contributions historian Cardenas Tauler was granted the Jose Luciano Franco prize on historiography critics, which indeed makes feel very proud of.
Cardenas Tauler is the second researcher from Holguin province to be granted this award; previously, late professor Rigoberto Segreo reached it in 2002.
"In my opinion Segreo won the prize a couple of times, firstly on his behalf, secondly for me, because I feel I'm a continuator of
his work," said PhD Rafael Cardenas Tauler.