FIU History Team launches "Domains: The Spanish Colonial Digital Jurisdictions Project"


Dr. Bianca Premo announced the first phase of FIU's History Dept. project that visualizes via online mapping the multiple power structures people navigated during colonial times. The overlapping jurisdictions of church, crown, guild, and villages made for a life far more complex than perceived by traditional observation of a one-dimensional map of a Spanish viceroyalty. The project is spearheaded by PhD candidates, post-docs and faculty from the History Department.

LACC Research Director Jose Miguel Cruz explains MS-13 on C-Span


On April 23, Jose Miguel Cruz appeared on C-Span as the expert consultant on Steve Scully's Sunday morning show that discussed transnational gangs. His take: the gang MS-13 of teens has been forced to start over again after last administration abolished them on both coasts and is far more dangerous in Central America. The interview took place after Attorney General Sessions cited the gang's role in the Trump administration's immigration policies.

LACC Visiting Scholar Nicolas Lemay-Hébert Proposes UN/Haiti Cholera Solution as Result of Research


Nicolas Lemay-Hébert’s research is on post-earthquake Haiti and the political economy of interventions, local narratives of resistance to interventions, and peacebuilding and state building issues. Multiple stays in Haiti led to in-depth knowledge of the toll cholera —absent until UN Peace Forces arrived— has wreaked on the poorer Haitian population. Following the long overdue apology from the UN in 12/2016, Nick and his team are currently advocating for the material retribution to victims.

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XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association

04/29/2017 09:00 AM

Conference featuring sessions covering a broad range of Latin America-related topics. LACC Affiliated Faculty present and participate in the conference. Presented by the Latin American Studies Association. For more information, please contact

Teaching Haiti's Language and Culture: Engaging Your Students with the Use of Technology

05/04/2017 09:00 AM

Workshop featuring Marlene Johnshoy, Online Education Program Director and web manager at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA, University of Minnesota). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to all instructors of Haitian Creole, but registration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Ayiti Images Presents: Toussaint Louverture

05/05/2017 06:30 PM

Film screening of Toussaint Louverture during the Haitian Heritage Month launch. Sponsored by Miami Book Fair Miami Dade College and Ayiti Images. Co-sponsored by the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, and Miami Film Festival, among others. Tickets available for purchase. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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