International Creole Day is Oct 28

Duke's Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies is celebrating our 2nd annual International Creole Day on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. in the John Hope Franklin Center, room 240. Our special guest will be Dr Ben Hebblethwaite, Associate Professor in Haitian Creole, Haitian & Francophone Studies at…
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Ambassador Duddy provides update on Venezuela post-chavez

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Patrick Duddy writes an update on the deterioration of Venezuela in the year since the death of Hugo Chávez for the Council of American Ambassadors. Continue to article.
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Laurent Dubois muses on the death of Jean-Claude Duvalier

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"According to the Human Rights Watch lawyer Reed Brody, who worked on the case, 'Duvalier’s death robs Haiti of what could have been the most important human-rights trial in its history.'" Continue to the New Yorker article
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The Forgotten Farmworkers By ANITA RAO & FRANK STASIO. For THE STATE OF THINGS. 91.5FM WUNC. OCT. 8, 2014 From 1942-1964 about five million Mexican guest workers were brought to the United States as part of a federal program to help with the post-war labor shortage. These workers were known…
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2014 NC Latin American Film Festival Begins

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This year the festival focuses on the way music/rhythm is intertwined within the social, cultural, and historical constructions of the region. Sound-scapes and rhythm-scapes that represent the joys and sorrows and the individual and collective voices of peoples across the hemisphere will encapsulate the fundamental relationship between life and music in…
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Exhibit examines protest of Braceros for compensation for years of labor

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At the invitation of Professor Luis Alfonso Herrera Robles, of the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and Colégio de Chihuahua, Duke Professor Charles Thompson visited the central plaza in Ciudad Juárez to document hundreds ex-Braceros demonstrating in June 2010 and again in October 2011. Every Sunday morning over 100 elderly…
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Study launched to assess risks of drilling, mining in Peru

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Duke University researchers have launched a new study to provide the first large-scale independent assessment of risks to human health and water resources from gas exploration and gold mining in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. continue to article in Duke Today
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CLACS welcomes new director, Patrick Duddy

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Please join us in welcoming our new CLACS faculty director, Patrick Duddy. Patrick Duddy is Senior Lecturing Fellow in Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He teaches courses for the Fuqua School and also for the Sanford School of Public Policy.  From 2007 to 2010 he served as the US Ambassador to…
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Duke students work with coffee producers in Latin America

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Six Masters of Environmental Management students have written a blog about their project on Smallholder Coffee Producer Adaptation to Climate Change in Latin America. They are working in three groups, one each in Colombia, Guatemala, and Peru, and have created a bilingual blog about their experiences. The students are Claire Fox,…
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Radio Haiti archive to be preserved at Duke

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Radio Haiti tapes will be digitized and preserved in Duke's Rubenstein Library Human Rights Archive. Radio Haiti was first radio station to deliver news and commentary in Creole, the language most people there speak, and was one of the few places where political discussions could be heard during authoritarian rule. See…
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