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Funding available for the study of Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Quechua!

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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 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.

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.

Mark your calendars for the 36th Annual J&E Workshop held at the fifth edition of the InterAmerican Press Association's SIPConnect! Join digital media experts representing 26 countries from throughout the Americas and Spain from July 24-26, 2019 at the Miami Hilton Downtown. Visit www.sipiapa.org for information. En julio de este año el cuarto encuentro SIPConnect reunió a propietarios y editores de medios de comunicación de 26 países de América Latina, Estados Unidos, el Caribe y España.

William Newburry, chair, Dept. of International Business and Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business, is the first co-recipient of the Cuervo-Cazurra & Newburry Award for contributions to the scientific capacity of academics in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Latin America and Caribbean Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB) delivered the first-time award in Cochabamba during its AIB-LAT 2019 conference.

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Middle School students from 30 Miami Dade County schools submitted podcasts as part of the Fairchild Challenge at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Judges included co-sponsor LACC and garden volunteers. Winners are 1)understanding of ethnobotany, 2) reflection of the theme, 3)research, and 4) creativity. Winners were La Scuola Cutler Bay and Miami Country Day School.

Middle School students from 30 Miami Dade County schools submitted podcasts as part of the Fairchild Challenge at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Judges included co-sponsor LACC and garden volunteers. Winners are 1)understanding of ethnobotany, 2) reflection of the theme, 3)research, and 4) creativity. Winners were La Scuola Cutler Bay and Miami Country Day School.

Middle School students from 30 Miami Dade County schools submitted podcasts as part of the Fairchild Challenge at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Judges included co-sponsor LACC and garden volunteers. Winners were judged based on their 1)understanding of ethnobotany, 2) reflection of the theme, 3)research, and 4) creativity. Winners were La Scuola Cutler Bay and Miami Country Day School. Great podcasts! Click on the title above to link and listen.

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Luis Guillermo Solis, former president of Costa Rica and visiting professor at LACC has been appointed Head of the Electoral Mission of the OAS to the national elections in the Republic of Guatemala. The mission is responsible for hemispheric observation duties over two rounds of elections and will culminate with a final report to the OAS in Washington DC.

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