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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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WAKIO: Tricky times for African policy makers

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There seems to be a leadership vacuum in the world right now, as partly seen in the lack of a consensus in the protectionism versus globalisation policy dilemma.

While prominent global leaders push the envelope with the trade wars, economists are predicting a potential financial crisis.

Notably, global growth has decelerated gradually compared with its strong historical performance. Some of the reasons given for this slowdown include the recent rise in protectionism, dimming of economic activity, increase in trade wars and tighter credit marked by high interest rates.

In recent times, protectionism has gained momentum with leaders seeking to protect their nations’ economic interests, mainly by creating trade barriers.

During the 2016 US election campaigns,…

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BARNES: History Makers to archive African American notables | Community News

For the first time in its 18-year history, 6 p.m., Oct. 3 at the historic Harbor Club in Charleston, The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, paid homage to Charleston area residents.

The co-hosts for this reception, HistoryMaker and business executive Brenda Lauderback and education consultant Kim Cliett Long, worked closely over the past months as organizers.

“We are thrilled by what the host committee helped make possible. They helped guide our work here and we owe them an eternal debt of gratitude,” said Founder and President Julieanna Richardson.

Those being honored included former university president newspaper publishing executive Melvin Hart,…

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Russian Documentary Makers Die in Ambush in Central African Republic – Variety

Russian filmmaker Alexander Rastorguyev was killed along with cameraman Kirill Radchenko and war correspondent Orkhan Dzhemal in the Central African Republic while filming an investigative documentary about the Wagner group, a private Russian military firm allegedly linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Reuters news agency reported.

The three journalists, who were commissioned by Russian online news organization Investigation Control Centre to make the documentary, died in an ambush by unidentified assailants on Monday, Reuters said, quoting local authorities. The bodies were found in a bullet-ridden car near Sibut (about 300 kilometers from Bangui, the capital), according to the U.N. Mission in the Central African Republic.

“According to the driver’s explanations, when they were…

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Key Decision Makers from Cruise Lines and Caribbean and Latin American Stakeholders Gather in Dominican Republic to…

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Business and relationship development for cruise industry stakeholders and key cruise line decision makers—Dominican Republic had it all last week when hosting a group of 200 FCCA Platinum Members, along with their colleagues and even family members, and 20 high-level executives from FCCA Member Lines, which operate about 200 vessels and 95 percent of the global ocean cruising capacity. Taking place from June 6-9 in Punta Cana, the annual FCCA PAMAC Conference again blended business and fun to foster mutual success during an agenda ranging from meetings and site visits to tours and receptions, and with forums discussing everything from industry trends and region-wide affairs to product promotion and member-specific topics.

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African film makers gear up for TAFF 2018 in Dallas

Filmfest opening with folklore of storytelling

Organizers of the annual African Film Festival, TAFF, in Dallas, have announced  Nollywood producer and CEO of Royal Arts Academy, Emem Isong Misodi alongside South African actor, Jerry Mofokeng as recipients of  its 2018 African Film Leadership Awards.

The awards will be presented to the duo at this year’s festival, opening on June 29, and would close on the 3rd of July, at the Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, Texas, United States.

According to TAFF founder, Mr Kelechi Eke, the award will be given to Emem in recognition of her immense contribution towards the development of the African film sector.


A renowned film maker, Emem is the founder of Royal Arts Academy, where she mentors young talents and provides opportunities to rising…

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