FIU students customize learning centered on Latin America and the Caribbean

Undergraduate and graduate degrees in Latin America and Caribbean Studies allow students to choose their educational pathway. This article is republished from FIU Online written by Monica Smith, Content Strategist, mosmith@fiu.edu. FIU students pursuing Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) undergraduate or graduate degrees have a unique opportunity to design their own educational path. Whether it’s education, politics, business, […]

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Applications Due January 1, 2023

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center announces the application period for Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024 FLAS Fellowships. The funding will be available for the study of Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Quechua. The fellowship assists in the advancement of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for foreign language and studies, and supports the […]

USAID Will Host Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Conference and Career Expo at FIU

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host its second annual HSI Conference and Career Expo October 18-20, 2022. Events on October 18-19 will be virtual and those on October 20 will take place at the Biscayne Bay Campus at FIU. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about opportunities with […]

Dr. Anthony Pereira Appointed as LACC Director

LACC is pleased to welcome our new Director, Dr. Anthony Pereira. He joins FIU from his previous appointment at King’s College London as Professor and Founding Director of the Brazil Institute. Dr. Pereira’s research interests include authoritarianism and democracy, human rights, public security policy, environmental issues, and international relations in Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

LACC and MALOKA student organization collect donations for Dorian relief

Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and stalled over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island for two days. The storm destroyed more than 10,000 homes, wiping out everything in its path. At least 20 people have died and the death toll is expected to rise. FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin […]

LACC Director speaks at WLRN/Herald Immigration Town Hall on “dark abyss” of detention facilities

While much of the debate over immigration policy has focused on the southern U.S.- Mexico border, in South Florida the detention centers hold thousands of migrant children in what is decribed as ‘prison-like’ conditions. There have also been significant changes in immigration policy regarding Cuba and potential changes to the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans, […]

FIU professor Solís in Guatemala to observe general elections for OAS

President Solis in Guatemala
Former Costa Rican President and FIU professor Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera is in Guatemala this week to lead an independent team charged with observing the nation’s elections. Solís, who served as president of Costa Rica from 2014 to 2018, was chosen by the Organization of American States (OAS) to head its independent electoral mission to Guatemala, […]