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.


Meet the new CACSC director: Verónica Cortínez

UCLA professor of Spanish & Portuguese Verónica Cortínez, a native of Chile, discusses her research, favorite films and vision for the Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone under her leadership.

Brazilian teachers learn fine points of American culture, language

High school teachers of English from Brazil learn the ins and outs of American culture and slang at UCLA Extension.

UCLA Latin American Institute photo contest

Announcement of winning submissions and Q&A with Walter Thompson Hernandez, who submitted photos from a trip to Cuba.

UCLA faculty eligible for short-term travel grants to Brazil

The Lemann Foundation of Brazil has renewed funding for faculty travel grants to visit top Brazilian universities and research institutions in 2014.

Obituary: James Lockhart (1933-2014)

Prominent scholar of colonial Latin America, ehtnohistory of central Mexico, and UCLA professor passes away on January 17, 2014.

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