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CLALS events intend to enrich understanding of Latin America and Latino communities in the U.S. Many are open to the public.

Dos años de la MACCIH: Avances y Desafíos

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | SalON VIena, Clarion Hotel Real Tegucigalpa, Honduras

As a part of the Center's project on Monitoring MACCIH and Anti-Impunity Efforts in Honduras, CLALS and the Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC) will host a public event to present a two-year report, authored by SIS Professor and project lead Charles Call, on the the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)'s progress and challenges that it faces in an increasingly polarizing atmosphere in Honduras.

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Policies to Advance Community Integration of Central American Migrants: Lessons from the DC and Houston Metropolitan Areas

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Claudio Grossman Hall, Washington College of Law

Researchers from American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies and the University of Houston will present preliminary findings from a joint initiative examining the impact of Central American migration on U.S. communities. Based on data collected from over 120 interviews with community stakeholders and services providers in the Washington, DC and Houston metropolitan areas, as well as in the Carolinas, the discussion will highlight how local governments and nonprofit community-based organizations are addressing the legal, education, health, and social service needs of child and family migrants from Central America.


  • Eric Hershberg, American University
  • Jodi Berger-Cardoso, University of Houston
  • Dennis Stinchcomb, American University
  • Alex Steffler, University of Houston


  • Del. Ana Sol Gutiérrez (D-Montgomery)

This stakeholder meeting is based upon work supported by the Borders, Trade, and Immigration (BTI) Institute at the University of Houston via a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


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