Luis Guillermo Solis, LACC Interim Director, published an article in The Conversation titled "Money alone can’t fix Central America – or stop migration to US." Solis analyzes various push factors for Central American migration and how money alone is not the solution for democracy building in the region.
El Salvador held legislative and municipal elections, which resulted in an overwhelming victory for President Nayib Bukele’s Nuevas Ideas political party. LACC Director of Research, Jose Miguel Cruz, is featured in BBC News Mundo and El País, and highlights the concern that many sectors have surrounding the increased power of President Bukele's party and the challenges this poses to democratic institutions in El Salvador.
The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Cuban Research Institute, and FIU Libraries are pleased to request applications from scholars and graduate students for the summer of 2021. The Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants provide the opportunity to conduct research in the special collections and archives related to Cuba and Cuban Americans at the FIU Libraries.
Part of the Little Haiti Book Festival. Featuring award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat and Reverend Nathanael Saint-Pierre, moderated by Lochard Noel, PhD. Includes special segments with artist Stephen Arboite and Haitian radio personality Severe Livincoeurs from WSRF. Co-sponsored by Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair, Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the City of Miami, and more. Free and open to the public.
Adriana Calcanhotto, two-time Latin Grammy will speak about her career, her famous songs and answer questions from K-12 Portuguese Language students from South Florida. The conversation will include a performance of some of Adriana's greatest hits. In Portuguese. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence.
The third installment of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series will examine the geopolitical landscape of the contemporary Caribbean, China’s growing influence and other outside actors, COVID-19 and pandemic diplomacy, US interests, and strategic resource wealth, management, competition, and access. The series has a special emphasis on the English-speaking Caribbean and is in cooperation with the Caribbean Policy Consortium. Free and open to the public, registration is required.