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Society and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

08/08/2019

LACC is proud to announce the publication of its Summer 2019 issue of Hemisphere, which is dedicated to examining the issue of climate change, its consequences and the importance of finding solutions. The issue, guest-edited by LACC faculty affiliates, Javier Francisco-Ortega, PhD and David Bray, PhD, features articles from leading scholars, conservationists and practitioners from throughout the Americas.

Former El Salvador Attorney General Douglas Melendez Joins LACC & CAJ

06/11/2019

Former El Salvador Attorney General Douglas Melendez has joined LACC and FIU's Center for the Administration of Justice as a Visiting Senior Fellow. With support of a grant from the Howard G Buffett Foundation, AG Melendez will be offering a series of workshops/capacity building programs on justice reform and anti-corruption at FIU and in Central America. AG Melendez led an important anti-corruption campaign that led to a number of high profile prosecutions.

LACC Welcomes Students from Across the US for its 22nd Annual Haitian Summer Institute

06/11/2019

In addition to the Institute's intensive Haitian Creole language courses, participants take advantage of their time in Miami and explore Haitian history and culture through various public programs such as lectures by nationally-recognized Haitianists and Diasporic leaders, film screenings, concerts, technical training sessions and events in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. 2019 guest speakers include Haitian filmmaker, Arnold Antonin and leading feminist, activist and scholar, Sabine Lamour.

Upcoming Events

Tinker Andes Series: Ancestral Communities in the Andes

10/16/2019 12:30 PM

This event explores the relationship between ancestral communities and their land in Colombia. The first lecture, by Paola Sánchez-Castañeda, examines the history of mechanisms of territorial appropriation within the Muisca community of Suba. The second lecture will describe how some indigenous communities in Colombia tackled the privatization of resguardos from 1873 to 1950. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Film Screening: The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada)

10/17/2019 11:30 AM

At the opening of this spare allegorical drama, a dying woman speaks the unspeakable. Actually, she sings it, in the Quechua language, in a lullaby of terrible beauty, her voice as thin and pliant as a reed. She’s reporting the atrocities she endured during Peru’s 1980s political conflict. This is a story not about the specifics of war but its legacy, transmitted from mother to child through breastfeeding (a literal translation of the Spanish title is “The Frightened Tit”). Open to the public.

The Future of Democracy in the Americas

10/18/2019 02:00 PM

What is the future of democracy and the rule of law in the Americas? Can democracies survive in the face of enduring structural deficiencies? Dr. Frank O. Mora, director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center discusses these and other crucial hemispheric issues with Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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