October 18, 2019

Summer Teacher Institute

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Another Successful Summer Teacher Institute COLLEGE OF LETTERS & SCIENCE Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies CLACS hosted the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute, “Society and Politics in Contemporary Central America.” Twenty-four educators and 1 student came together to participate and share resources. These educators represented K-12 and post-secondary institutions from five states. The materials […]

OAS, Telefónica and Fundación ProFuturo signs ICT agreements with Latin American and the Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Telefónica, and Fundación ProFuturo recently signed two agreements to promote digital inclusion and education in the region, as part of the commitments made in the framework of the TIC 2030 Alliance. The agreement signed with ProFuturo […]

Burden of varicella in Latin America and the Caribbean: findings from a systematic literature review

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SOURCE and to download PDF: Springer Link : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12889-019-6795-0 Authors: Luiza Helena Falleiros Arlant Maria Catalina Pirez Garcia Maria L. Avila Aguero Miguel Cashat Cintia Irene Parellada Lara J. Wolfson Open AccessResearch articleFirst Online: 08 May 2019 1Shares Part of the following topical collections: Infectious Disease epidemiology Abstract Background Varicella is typically mild and self-limiting, but can be associated with complications and even death. The limited data available on […]

Slow Farms for Latin American and the Caribbean

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By Slow Food Today we’d like to tell you about the history of a Slow Food network grass-roots project. It is the history of Slow Farms, in Colombia and Cuba, which is going to be extended throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The project is an initiative to revive, protect and strengthen traditional small and […]

Advisory Council signs pact with group of Latin American and Caribbean countries

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From Gulf Times The Advisory Council and the Parliamentary Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) signed Monday a memorandum of co-operation (MoC) at the headquarters of the Advisory Council. The MoC was signed by HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, and the President of GRULAC in […]

Miami Cancer Institute opens Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Clinic

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This would be the first clinic near the Latin American and Caribbean region that includes the only 3D whole body photo-imaging technology MIAMI – April 3, 2019 — Miami Cancer Institute announced the opening of its Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Clinic, including the regions’ first (1 of only 12 in the world), 3D whole body photo-imaging system […]

International Women’s Day 2019. Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena

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Recognizing Women’s Rights, Essential for Inclusive and Sustainable Development By Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC Since the start of the 20th century, March has been a key month for fights for the rights of women who, despite persistent hurdles, have made enormous strides in the quest for guaranteeing their physical, economic and decision-making autonomy. […]

Antigua: PM – Cruise Association exploiting Caribbean

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From The Antigua Observer Prime Minister Gaston Browne has accused the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) of exploiting the Caribbean. According to its website, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organisation composed of 19 member cruise lines operating nearly 200 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. The association is mandated to hold discussions […]

IACHR and Oxfam sign agreement for cooperation in Latin American and Caribbean human rights crises

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March 4, 2019 The deal was signed in a context of shrinking spaces for the exercise of human rights and civil society participation in the region. Washington, D.C. / Mexico City – Oxfam and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) signed a cooperation agreement on February 25, 2019 to promote and protect human rights […]

Cayman Islands National Orchestra hosting two concerts this month

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The Cayman National Choir and Orchestra are kicking off their 2019 season with two captivating concerts – ‘Fiesta,’ presented by the orchestra on March 17th and ‘A Choral Cabaret’ performance by the choir on March 23rd. ‘Fiesta’ – conducted by musical director Jonathan Taylor, promises to be a thrilling concert which bridges Spanish music to Latin American. Featuring […]