Brookings Institution and LACC Launch New Research Findings on Tourism Potential in Cuba


FIU's BBC campus hosts the Miami launch of the Brookings Institution/LACC joint research report on "Tourism in Cuba: Riding he Wave Toward Sustainable Prosperity" for students, businesses and industry specialists. Authors Richard Feinberg and Richard Newfarmer are joined by Cuban expert Jorge Duany, economist Maria Dolores Espino, and John Thomas, lawyer. Together they assess the picture of existing players and offer policy options for Cuba under the incoming US administration. Inf(305)348-2894

Cuba Policy Under Trump? LACC Director Frank Mora


Frank Mora analyzes the signals from the Donald J. Trump campaign and transition team to tease out the expectation that a reversal of Obama's US/Cuba 2014 rapproachement will soon be replaced with the hardline policies of the previous 50-plus years. The article was published today in Latin America Goes Global.

LACC Team and Partners Rediscover "The Brothers of La Salle and Caribbean Botany"


LACC Affiliated Faculty members Javier Francisco-Ortega and Nicolas André are part of a team uncovering details of Botanist Brother Marie-Victorin's documentation of Caribbean flora in 1937-38, 1942. The historical botanical research is part of several projects focusing on Marie-Victorin's University of Montreal archives. Initial findings were recently revealed in an article published by "The Tropical Garden" and distributed to the 15k members of FIU-partner Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.

Upcoming Events

Tourism in Cuba: Riding the Wave Toward Sustainable Prosperity

01/19/2017 04:00 PM

Book launch and conversation featuring book authors and experts, Richard E. Feinberg, Richard S. Newfarmer, Jorge Duany and Maria Dolores Espino. Moderated by LACC Director, Frank Mora. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, Chaplain School of Tourism & Hospitality Management, and Latin American Initiative at Brookings Institution. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Night of Commemoration

01/19/2017 07:30 PM

Annual Night of Commemoration to remember the tragedy of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. Food and refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by the the Haitian Student Organization and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, please email

Explore Your World: Bringing Latin America into the Social Studies Classroom

01/23/2017 08:30 AM

Teacher Training Workshop featuring K-12 Social Studies teachers. Made possible with support from LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI NRC grant. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Miami Dade County Public Schools and History Miami Museum. For more information, please contact (305) 348-2894.

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