• The Mexican Heartland
    Professor John Tutino will be presenting his new book, The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History.

    Monday, January 23, 2017
    Bunche Hall 6275
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Maestra
    A presentation of Catherine Murphy's "MAESTRA." "MAESTRA" is a 33-minute documentary that explores the experience of nine women who, as young girls, taught in the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961.

    Monday, February 06, 2017
    Royce Hall 314
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Day of the Dead Altar Making Workshop
    A recent professional development workshop for K–12 educators offered by the Latin American Institute.

  • 2017-2018 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
    Academic Year and Summer fellowships for training in Latin American languages combined with area studies for UCLA graduate and undergraduate students.

  • "Los invisibles": Raised in the U.S., only to struggle in Mexico
    "In the U.S., we don't accept the idea that children come to us as blank slates. [Immigrant] children know a lot, but they know it in their primary language, not English. We want to build on their primary language and not start from zero," says Professor Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, in an NPR interview.

The UCLA Latin American Institute is a vital regional, national, and international resource on Latin America. Since its founding in 1959, the LAI has equipped generations of leaders, professionals, and students with the information and skills required for understanding the vast and complex region of Latin America. The LAI supports research by funding grants and foreign-language instruction, and disseminates recent scholarship through conferences, workshops, public programs, teacher training, and publications.


Dr. Karin Nielsen publishes three articles in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2016

The three articles included two on Zika-related abnormalities and one on anti-retroviral therapy for HIV.

Visiting Argentine educators tap into UCLA expertise

A two-week Fulbright program was part of a historic agreement crafted in part by the U.S. ambassador to Argentina and UCLA leaders that brought 94 Argentine educators to campus for the Docentes professional development symposium.

Cinematographer Rodriguo Prieto in residence at UCLA

Mexican cinematographer Rodriguo Prieto, who has worked with Iñárritu and Scorcese, is in residence at TFT through June 2017.

Meet our UCLA Lemann Fellows 2016-17

The Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship Fund provides support to top Brazilian students with a deep interest in the overall advancement of Brazil.

Brazil has improved health care for all, but inequalities persist

UCLA Professor James Macinko, guest edited a special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health. The collection of articles summarize the progress made in reducing Brazil's traditionally large gap in health status and in access to health care, while highlighting important areas that require additional effort.

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