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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Experienced reporters who have covered news in Cuba on the ground will share their thoughts and experiences about how to keep a balanced and objective perspective while living on the island and facing multiple political pressures. This event is co-sponsored by the International Media Center of the FIU School of Journalism and Communications. It is free and open to the public, but reregistration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991 or write cri@fiu.edu.

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Venue:280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134- Balcony Theatre at Miracle Theatre

Join Florida Grand Opera (FGO) and the Florida International University (FIU) School of International and Public Affairs for an afternoon of personal reflections on the experience of leaving home and traveling to a strange, new land.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 309

Dr. James Sweet, Vilas-Jartz Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver his lecture, New Perspectives on Kongo in the Haitian Revolution. This event is co-sponsored by LACC and the Department of History. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact (305) 348-6860.

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Venue:University of Miami, Shoma Hall, CIB 3053, at the School of Communication

The Center for Communication, Culture and Change is hosting Brigadier General William Salamanca, Director of Protection and Special Services (DIPRO) for the Colombian National Police. General Salamanca will speak about the work that the Colombian National Police have done to address the commercial sexual exploitation of children in his home country of Colombia. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact (305) 284-2265.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Cuban Research Institute and the Latin American and Caribbean Center will host a panel discussion on the growing bonds between Cuba under Fidel and Raúl Castro and Venezuela under Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991 or write cri@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Bruce Bagley and Magdalena Defort, UM, present published works on ALBA (Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América) as the trade bloc celebrates 10 years. Bagley and Defort analyze trade trends and the changes brought by ALBA over the past decade. Part of LACC’s Andean Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. Call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CB140

LACC's MALACS student organization hosts colleagues from University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University for the 13th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference. The event features research and papers, from all disciplines, by graduate students whose work is tied to Latin America or the Caribbean. Submission of abstracts at sfsconference2015@gmail.com by March 20, 2015

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Room TBA

Administration of exam for Celpe-Bras certification. Celpe-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official Portuguese language proficiency exam, serves to verify language competency at the intermediate, superior intermediate, advanced and superior advanced levels. FIU serves as 1 of only 4 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is April 18, 2015. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center

International conference brings together scholars from across the globe to examine Latin American Jewry from a multi-/inter-disciplinary perspective. Presented by Florida International University and LAJSA and co-sponsored by LACC, President Yitzhak Navon Professor of Sephardic-Mizrahi Studies, SIPA, and Jewish Studies at FIU. Part of the joint LACC/Jewish Studies Latin American Jewry Series. Registration required. Contact Valeria Schindler at vschindl@fiu.edu for more information.