MS-13 and the Gang Phenomenon in El Salvador: Panel on May 23


On May 23 FIU experts will report on The New Face of Central American Gangs: MS-13 and the Gang Phenomenon in El Salvador at FIU-DC. LACC Research Director Jose Miguel Cruz and JGI Research Scientist Jonathan Rosen present results of their survey of nearly 1,200 youth gang members and former members. FIU's Pres. Rosenberg will introduce the panel, joined by moderator Frank Mora, and Cynthia Arnson (Woodrow Wilson Center) and Desmond Arias (George Mason University) will act as discussants.

FIU Alumna and Professor Create Haitian Creole Content for Language Learning Site DuoLingo


Professor Nick Andre and FIU alumna Nyya Toussaint have created the first Haitian Creole course for the language-learning platform, Duolingo. The platform, also accessible via app, includes a language proficiency assessment. This Haitian Creole course was developed with the support of Toussaint’s US Department of Education FLAS Fellowship award. It will soon be available in all of Duolingo’s platforms free of charge. Click on title to read more.

Jorge Esquirol Takes His Scholarship to Seven Countries on Five Continents


Jorge Esquirol, FIU Law professor and LACC affiliated faculty member, teaches, publishes and lectures in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Over the past year alone, he has lectured in the US, Germany, Colombia, Thailand, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy and South Africa. Esquirol's focus is broad, earning him renown for his ability to present comparative scenarios for each audience. Specialties? International, comparative and commercial law. Congratulations to a LACC member making global impact!

Upcoming Events

Little Haiti Book Festival: Li paj sa a an kreyòl

05/27/2017 06:00 PM

Little Haiti Book Festival features authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, literary panels and craft talks, workshops for writers, hands-on activities for children, and more. Supported by Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami and Commissioner Keon Hardemon, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the John and James L. Knight Foundation, The FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Green Family Foundation, among others. It is free and open to the public.

How to Do Task-Based Language Teaching

06/01/2017 01:30 PM

Workshop directed by Dr. Melissa Baralt featuring foreign language teachers from regional colleges. Part of MI-BRIDGE and made possible through the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center US Department of Education Title VI Grant. The workshop is free and is open to language teachers, but registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 348-2894.

Tropical Botany Summer Institute for Teachers

06/12/2017 08:00 AM

Two-week intensive workshop for K-12 teachers focuses on tropical botany, ecology and natural history and is designed to increase teachers' knowledge and understanding of the importance of plants, plant uses, and habitat conservation. MPP credits are available for MDCPS teachers. To register, please visit For more information, contact: 305.667.1651 x 3330 or e-mail Kiki Mutis,

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