Garifuna Activist and Historian PABLO ROBERTO MEJIA (a.k.a. “Don Beto”) Passes Away in Guatemala At The Age of 93 on TUESDAY December 17th 2013

Garifuna Activist and Historian Pablo Roberto Mejia (a.k.a. "Don Beto") about to receive his Garifuna Heritage Award at the First Annual Garifuna Heritage Awards and Culture Night on SATURDAY March 13th 2010.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Activist and Historian Pablo Roberto Mejia (a.k.a. “Don Beto”) about to receive his Garifuna Heritage Award at the First Annual Garifuna Heritage Awards and Culture Night on SATURDAY March 13th 2010. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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Livingston, “LaBuga” Guatemala, Central America — Garifuna Activist and Historian Pablo Roberto Mejia (a.k.a. “Don Beto”) passed away of natural causes in Guatemala on TUESDAY December 17th 2013 at the age of 93.

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(VIDEO) Americas Now News Show Report Asks, “Is The Garifuna Culture Close To Extinction?”

 

Reporter Franc Contreras in Belize, Central America with his report on whether the Garifuna Culture is on the verge of extinction.  Image courtesy of CCTV

Reporter Franc Contreras in Belize, Central America with his report asking whether the Garifuna Culture is close to extinction. Image courtesy of Americas Now Television Show on CCTV

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Belize, Central America — Reporter Franc Contreras of CCTV recently released a story on the Americas Now Television show about the Garifuna People of Central America where he posed the question, is the Garifuna Culture Close to Extinction?

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Special Screening of Exciting New Independent Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL at Columbia University in New York City on FRIDAY January 18th 2013

Poster for the new Independent Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL.

Poster for the new Independent Film directed by Ali Allie and Ruben Reyes, GARIFUNA IN PERIL.

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New York, New York — Fresh off it’s successful screenings in December 2012 at The African Diaspora International Film Festival, the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL will be screening again at Columbia University in New York City on FRIDAY January 18th 2013.  It is part of a showcase of the BEST of the many films screened at this year’s African Diaspora International Film Festival.

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(Review) GARIFUNA NATION Documentary by Carlos De Jesus

 

Garifuna Women Marlene Castillo and Marjorie Casimiro of The Sandy Beach Women’s Cooperative (Sandy Beach Lodge) in Hopkins, Belize; hold up a version of the Garifuna Flag in the Carlos De Jesus documentary, GARIFUNA NATION. Image courtesy of Carlos Productions

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New York City — New York University Associate Professor of Film and Television, Carlos De Jesus has been screening his latest effort, a documentary about the Garifuna ethnic group called GARIFUNA NATION.  Ten years in the making and filled with multiple perspectives, this stirring work is an insightful investigation of contemporary life as a Garifuna.

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Garifuna American Illustrator ISIDRA SABIO Launches Black Greeting Card Business with Her New Company, Afro-Latin Publishing Inc

Garifuna American ISIDRA SABIO Launches Black Greeting Card Business with New Company Afro-Latin Publishing Inc. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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Bronx, New York — Just in time for the holiday season, Garifuna American ISIDRA SABIO has launched a Multi-Lingual Black Greeting Card Business with her new company, Afro-Latin Publishing Inc.

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2011 Central American Parade and Festival To Take Place on SATURDAY September 10th 2011 in The Bronx

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Bronx, New York — The 2011 Central American Parade and Festival Will Take Place on Saturday, September 10th 2011 in the Bronx.

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Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and Nicaragua Brace for Tropical Storm Harvey

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Central America — Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and Nicaragua are bracing themselves as Tropical Storm Harvey gathers strength in the Caribbean and is forecast to become a hurricane.

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Garifuna-American Jose Franciso Avila Essay On Where Is The Epicenter Of Garifuna Culture Located

North America, Central America and South America

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Came across an intriguing and provocative essay by Jose Francisco Avila earlier this week.  In the essay, Mr. Avila, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Garifuna Coalition USA Inc, writes about

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