September 25, 2021

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

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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 and panel discussions by Eastern faculty and students, as well as a keynote presentation by […]

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

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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 página 16,” teacher Andrew Guyon says — in Spanish and English — to the group […]

Facebook, Coke could face tax hit after ruling against Medtronic

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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 multinationals battling the Internal Revenue Service over the use of overseas payments to lower their […]

We must decolonize the Caribbean

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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 most destructive hurricanes in the Caribbean basin, have exposed the trappings and inequalities of colonialism […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace still on for San Juan

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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, as officials work rapidly to prepare hotels and meeting facilities impacted by the recent hurricanes. […]

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

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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 supervision of client brokerage accounts that used leverage to buy Puerto Rican municipal bonds and […]

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

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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 Hunt to Boxwood, to most recently Xela Zaid, and such pioneering film events like the […]

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

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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 their progress could quickly hit a wall if Congress doesn’t free up more funding to […]

Documenting the diaspora with Dr. Marta Moreno Vega

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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 Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and throughout the Caribbean and Latin America – while also offering […]

Puerto Rico is the Cinderella team of Caribbean baseball

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By Gorge Morejon From ESPNDeportes.com A few years ago, this would have been considered heresy, but today it is the harsh and sad reality: Puerto Rico is now the Cinderella of Caribbean baseball. Gone are the days when Puerto Rican and Dominican teams dominated the so-called Latin American World Series, back when Venezuelan and Mexican teams […]