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Climate change concerns much higher in Latin America, Caribbean than U.S., Canada

Jan. 25, 2018—Twice as many adults in Latin America and the Caribbean--more than 80 percent--believe unchecked climate change poses a serious risk to their countries. Only 40 percent of Americans feel the same way.

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Hortense Spillers to receive lifetime achievement award

Feb. 17, 2017—The Caribbean Philosophical Association will honor English professor Hortense Spillers with a lifetime achievement award at its June conference.

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People living in less affluent regions are more environmentally friendly in Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 6, 2015—More people than surveyors expected think protection of the environment should be a priority in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Waning political tolerance in some Latin American nations points to weakened democratic culture

Jan. 22, 2014—Support for political tolerance remains strong in many Latin American and Caribbean nations, but in others a move in the opposite direction “represents alarming news,” concludes a study by Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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Education is the key to promoting political participation: Vanderbilt poll

Jun. 25, 2012—One of the most important factors influencing citizens to participate actively in political campaigns in the Americas is education, according to a survey conducted by Vanderbilt University. “Working for a political party or campaign is uncommon,” the researchers wrote in a report about the survey, issued June 25 by the Latin American Public Opinion Project...

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Family life impedes political participation by women

Apr. 30, 2012—The responsibilities of family life tend to impede political participation by women in the Americas, a new study from the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University shows.

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Documentary ‘Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean’ screens March 20

Mar. 15, 2012—From the mid-19th century, Indian laborers arrived in the Caribbean on boats, bringing a few belongings and their music with them, launching the beginnings of a remarkable cultural practice. Surabhi Sharma’s documentary Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean follows pop/rock/Indian/fusion recording artist Remo Fernandes as he travels to the Islands to discover the rhythms of India...

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