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Caribbean Central American Research Council

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Causes: Social Science

Mission: Scientific and scholarly research, education, and charitable community development.

Programs: In 2014, ccarc had three principal activities and projects. Following the titling of miskitu territories in honduras in the fall of 2013, ccarc provided modest support to our miskitu organizational partners --masta (moskitia asla takanka) and finzmos (federacin de indgenas y nativos de la zona mocorn segovia) to conduct community workshops around administration of finzmos new territorial title. In february, board member joseph berra traveled to honduras to follow up with those organizations, build on ccarcs institutional ties, and investigate the current situation of titling and administration of land in the honduran moskitia. Ccarc also provided one time support to garifuna scholar rony castillo to study english at the university of texas at austin, in preparation for doctoral studies at ut in the latin american studies program. Finally, ccarc organized a workshop/conference in conjunction with its annual meeting in corn island, nicaragua, to analyze the current status of black and indigenous struggles around the titling process in both honduras and nicaragua. Key local actors and scholars were invited to present and participate, and the conference presentations and conclusions were disseminated to interested parties. Following the conference, the board held its annual meeting. The board decided not to pursue immediately any major project given time constraints on the board members. The board agreed to continue the current model of having one major workshop/conference a year in conjunction with the boards annual meeting. Board member fernanda soto was charged with developing a proposal for a possible future project. Charles hale was elected president and edmund gordon vice-president. Galio gurdian and joseph berra were re-elected to their offices of secretary and treasurer respectively. In november of 2014, the board elected rony castillo to the board in replacement of eva thorne, who resigned.

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