LACC and Chicago Council leaders: Hispanics agree with Americans on US Foreign Policy


Yesterday LACC and Chicago Council leaders analyzed the "whys" behind Hispanics' coinciding with Americans on US foreign policy. Several explanations emerged and led to recognition that Latinos are already making a mark in U.S. Domestic and foreign policy decisions. Don't miss details from El Nuevo Herald!

The Andean Studies Program hosts Professor Alfons Martinell


The Andean Studies Program at Latin American Caribbean Center invited Prof. Alfons Martinell, to participate in working meetings and an open Conference at Green Library, on the subject of culture financing, international cooperation and its integration to social systems in Latinoamerica.

LACC Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant Funds Species Rediscovery in Colombia


In the forests of Colombia’s Western Cordillera two cycad species are rarely seen and little understood. Research team Lopez-Gallego, Betancur, Morales, Roldan and Calonje, working under a LACC Tinker grant, were able to locate Zamia montana —believed extinct over the past 25 years —and Zamia oligodonta, slightly more common in the Risaralda region, which they determined is a species unto itself.

Upcoming Events

The Evolution of Brazilian Music

04/22/2015 05:00 PM

An overview of Brazilian music from the late 1800s to today's contemporary genres. Gene de Souza has been an active champion of Brazilian and world music for over 20 years. Host of award-winning radio shows, since 2002 he has served as Development Director of the Rhythm Foundation, producing concerts with legends Gilberto Gil, Manu Chao, Bebo Valdes, and Ivete Sangalo. Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and FIU's Brazilian Culture Club.

La Belle Vie: The Good Life and Papa Machete Screenings

04/23/2015 06:30 PM

The fourth screening in the first annual Ayiti Images Film Series features series organizer and producer Rachelle Salnave in her feature film about her journey to connect to her Haitian Roots —a story that every child of a diaspora can relate to. A BIFF 2015 feature film. A short documentary, Papa Machete introduces viewers to the martial art of machete fencing through farmer Alfred Avril, one of the last masters teaching the practical and spiritual values of the machete. Featured in 2015 MIFF.

Técnicas de scaffolding de documentos reais e atividades de expansão

04/25/2015 08:30 AM

A workshop designed to offer skills specific to teaching Portuguese as a foreign language and Portuguese as a heritage language. Organized by FIU Professor Augusta Vono, the training features Dr. Luis Gonçalves sharing his model for perfecting communication and Ivian Destro will address class methods to address bi and tri-lingual student competency.

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