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LACC Releases Tutorial on Honduran Presidential Elections

12/12/2017

Sixteen days after Hondurans cast ballots for president, the Electoral Tribunal still had not declared a winner in the field of nine candidates —now narrowed to a battle between incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez and challenger Salvador Nasralla. LACC Director Frank Mora and Gordon Institute Policy Analyst Randy Pestana (LACC'13) discuss the challenges faced by the Tribunal following its just-completed second recount, fraud, and what lies ahead under a victory by either. Click the title for video.

dLOC awarded CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in LAC Studies 2018-2020

12/12/2017

The Council on Library and Information Resources announced its selection of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) to host a postdoctoral fellow in data curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at FIU, 2018-2020. The Fellow will work with partner ISPAN (Haitian Institute for the Protection of National Heritage) to increase access to and preserve Haitian information resources, as well as with FIU faculty, LACC and Special Collections/Green Library. Deadline to apply is 12/29, 2017.

Boost your Career with a Second Language

12/08/2017

Learning a second language provides you with a competitive advantage, expanded research opportunities and makes you more appealing to global companies. FIU offers Haitian Creole and Portuguese courses this Spring 2018 semester at MMC, BBC and Online. The courses count toward a LACC Undergraduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the LACC Undergraduate Haitian Studies Certificate, and B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. +More info

Upcoming Events

First Annual Creole Youth Fest

12/22/2017 05:30 PM

Lecture by Nicolas Andre, Haitian Creole Instructor, FIU, featuring K12 students.Co-sponsored by Palm Beach Haitian Heroes, FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU Department of Modern Languages, and Park Vista Community High School. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

3rd Annual FIU/SF Faculty Seminar: Critical Cooperation: Latin America and the US

03/30/2018 12:00 PM

Seminar featuring faculty from FIU and Santa Fe College on Latin America and the US. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Santa Fe College. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

Tropical Botany Summer Institute for Teachers

06/11/2018 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 https://www.mylearningplan.com. For more information, contact: (305) 667-1651 x 3330 or e-mail Kiki Mutis, kmutis@fairchildgarden.org.

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