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Puerto Rican director discusses how her film captures magic

By Milette Millington From Caribbean Life On Nov. 10, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) held the next installment of its virtual conversation series Afro Picks. Alexis Garcia discussed her film, “Daughter of the Sea” (2022), with actor…

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Conference lends ‘Parrot’s-Eye View’ into Latin America and Caribbean

By Michael Rouleau WILLIMANTIC, CT (10/16/2018) On the 526-year anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World, on Oct. 12, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its third Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Conference. The symposium featured research presentations…

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To better understand their Puerto Rican students, Philly teachers travel to Caribbean

By Jesenia De Moya Correa From The Inquirer It’s Tuesday morning math class for seventh graders at Julia de Burgos Elementary School in North Philadelphia. They’ve been working with scientific calculators. “We are working on Page 16 now. En la…

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Facebook, Coke could face tax hit after ruling against Medtronic

By Lynnley Browning and Sony Kassam Bloomberg News From Accounting Today Last week, Medtronic Plc suffered a legal setback in its bid to avoid a $1.4 billion U.S. tax bill — a ruling that may have costly implications for other…

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We must decolonize the Caribbean

By Angel “Monxo” Lopez Santiago,  NACLA From Readers Supported News In the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the Caribbean must escape the trappings of modern-day colonialism and seek out its own kinds of sovereignties. aría and Irma, 2017’s two…

Caribbean Travel Marketplace still on for San Juan

From South Florida Caribbean News CHTA voices confidence in Puerto Rico readiness by January and urges industry support MIAMI – Puerto Rico will host the Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event in San Juan from January 30 to February 1, 2018,…

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FAI: A bunch of Bank of America customers lost $1.2 million after putting a big chunk of money in Puerto Rico

From Business Insider FA Insights is a regular newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said on Wednesday it fined Bank of America Merrill Lynch $7 million for inadequate…

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Premiere edition of Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival announces line-up

From Independent Ethos Sometimes Miami has a stigma in the world of the arts. It’s cultural scene unfortunately exists in the shadow of beaches and nightlife. Though we here at Indpendent Ethos have long championed its unique music, from Holly…

The first Zika vaccine trials are underway, but research funding is running out

BY MARIA GALLUCCI From Mashable Just days after a local outbreak of the Zika virus began in Miami, infecting at least 15 people so far, U.S. researchers are moving ahead with the first clinical trial for a potential vaccine. Yet…

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Documenting the diaspora with Dr. Marta Moreno Vega

By Jon Lentz From City State Dr. Marta Moreno Vega is the president of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, which she founded in 1976. Her East Harlem institution features works reflecting the experience of African descendants in Puerto…