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Student scholars offer solutions on Latin America, Caribbean to federal and congressional decision makers

The Future of the Latin America Fly-In students meet with Eliot Pedrosa ‘95; U.S. Alternate Executive Director to the Inter-American Development Bank, and Guillermo Areas ’92; governmental relations for Latin America at the BMW Group. – at the Inter-American Development Bank.


FIU students’ grasp and drive to solve issues facing the Western Hemisphere were on full display during the recent “Future of Latin America and the Caribbean” Washington, D.C. fly-in.

The three-day enriched learning experience introduced a multi-disciplinary student leadership cohort to policy players and employers seeking talent from the public and private sector. The program has already led to internship or employment offers for FIU students.

“The DC fly-in was an opportunity for me to connect with…

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Tim White: Empathy should guide UNC decision on ‘Silent Sam’ – Opinion – The Fayetteville Observer

 We’re may see a demonstration of empathy this week. Or we may get a lesson on what happens when it’s missing. And if we do see empathy, I’m not sure who’s going to be the beneficiary.

It’s all about Silent Sam.

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees will meet Monday to decide what to do about the campus monument to a Civil War soldier that long stood on the university campus — the statue known as Silent Sam. Protesters tore Sam down a few months ago and the university has since pondered whether to restore it to its longtime location or move it elsewhere, perhaps to a Civil War museum.

It’s really a microcosm of the problem we have in our society with the symbols and artifacts of the Civil War. For many white Southerners (and some non-Southerners as well), those statues, flags and…

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Duke students react to decision to rename Carr building

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – On Saturday the Duke…

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African Star Explains Decision To Reject World Champions France

An African star, who was nominated for the BBC African Player of the Year award, has explained why he does not regret snubbing World champions France to represent Senegal.

Read: 5 Nominees For BBC African Player Of The Year Announced

Napoli’s star defender Kalidou Koulibaly has caught the eye of a number of Europe’s top clubs in recent years.

Kouliably represented France at under-20 level but he opted to represent the Lions of Teranga in 2015.

The defender could have been a World Cup winner had he stayed with France, but he insists he made the right decision.

“I don’t have any regrets because I want to write the story of the future of Senegal football and I hope I’ll be able to do that,” Koulibaly told BBC Sport.


“For me [the World Cup] was a good experience…

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HIGHLIGHTS-South African central bank comments on rate decision

PRETORIA, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Below are comments from South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday as he announced the central bank’s latest decision on its benchmark repo rate.


“Since the previous meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the near-term inflation outlook has improved, however, the longer term risks to inflation outlook remain elevated.

“The weaker exchange rate and the impact of higher oil prices have contributed to inflation since March 2018.

“The Bank’s measure of core inflation, which excludes food, fuel and electricity was 4.2 percent in October. Producer price inflation for final manufactured goods slowed to 6.2 percent in September from 6.3 percent in August.

“While remaining within the inflation target range…

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African farmers’ association welcomes decision on land expropriation – The Citizen

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) today welcomed the Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s adoption of a report on Thursday to change the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation in the public interest.

Afasa chairperson Neo Masithela said that the committee’s decision reflected the view of the majority of South Africans that there was a need for urgent and accelerated land reform to redress the injustices of the past.

“The organisation believes this process would assist to expedite the land reform process, build a more inclusive and prosperous economy, as well as improve both agricultural production and food security for all South Africans,” Masithela said.

“Farmers were able to express themselves and their realities even within the…

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