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LACC Research Reveals Why It's So Hard to Leave El Salvador's Gangs

10/17/2017

Following interviews with over 1,000 gang members and former gang members, LACC Research Director Jose Miguel Cruz, PI, reported to InSight Crime that there are three exit strategies acceptable to gang leaders when members want to leave gang life. First, conversion to evangelical christianity; second, leaving the country; and third, becoming "calmado" —remaining in the gang but not participating in gang activities. Why are these exits accepted? Read the article by clicking on the title above.

LACC Celebrates Kreyòl Month with Local Haitian Community

10/16/2017

In celebration of October's International Creole Month, LACC joins leaders from FIU and the local community for 12 events celebrating Haitian Kreyòl."Preserving Kreyòl means preserving our culture," stated Prof. Nick Andre. "This month we keep that promise by offering a series of academic roundtables featuring members of the Haitian Creole Academy, and cultural activities designed to reinforce Haitian traditions and the Kreyòl experience." For schedule, experts and co-sponsors click on title.

Director Frank Mora on C-Span to Discuss US Expulsion of Cuban Diplomats

10/12/2017

On Sunday, 10/08, LACC Director Frank Mora appeared on C-Span's Washington Journal to discuss the Trump Administration's recent expulsion of 20 Cuban Diplomats from the US —allegedly in response to the US recalling diplomats suffering illnesses from unknown sources. Moro stated that "There simply is not confirmation of what is behind the attacks on US diplomats. Any claims of knowledge are pure speculation." Click on the title above to watch the program.

Upcoming Events

Kreyòl Celebration Month: Haitian Movie Night

10/18/2017 06:00 PM

Movie screening featuring a Haitian movie. In Kreyòl. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Haiti in Miami; FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO) and Association (HSA), among others. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Kreyòl Celebration Month: Kreyòl Class

10/19/2017 12:30 PM

Lecture featuring FIU's Haitian Creole instructors, Nick André and Fedo Boyer. In Kreyòl. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Department of Modern Languages, among others. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Kreyòl Celebration Month: Radio Show

10/20/2017 03:00 PM

Radio Show with Alex Saint-Surin featuring FIU's Haitian Creole Instructor Nick André and Creole student. In Kreyòl. Part of LACC’s Haitian Studies Program of Excellence and FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Department of Modern Languages, and Radio Mega, among others. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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