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Central Americans have long migrated north—today, their studies are getting their due

A Los Angeles Times article explores the work of Leisy Abrego and Cecilia Menjívar, leading Salvadoran scholars on Central American migration.


In Memoriam: Dr. William 'Billy' Cunningham

A National Leader in Addressing Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations


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Transnational students invisible in Mexican education system

Mexican schools are failing to recognize the unique value and needs of ethnically Mexican students who immigrated from the United States after spending years in the American education system, said scholars in a recent discussion.


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Kevin Terraciano to publish two new books

Two new volumes edited by the Latin American Institute director come out this summer. Both address, in whole or in part, Mesoamerican culture and the Florentine Codex.


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The diverse culture of Latin America

Two Latin American films recently screened at UCLA explored the experiences of German immigrants to Chile and race and class prejudice in the Dominican Republic, respectively.


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New Haitian migration patterns end in displacement

Haitians have created new migration strategies to places such as Tijuana, Mexicali, Venezuela and Brazil that often put them at risk for deportation.


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Diverse Female Filmmakers Celebrated at 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival

Hosted by the UCLA Spanish and Portuguese Department and co-sponsored by many entities on campus, the 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival: Women's Voices will take place April 15-18, 2019 and feature free screenings of twelve films at multiple locations across UCLA's campus, including the James Bridges Theater.


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New endowment strengthens and diversifies Latin American Studies M.A. Program

The Sandra Mabritto Memorial Fellowship Fund will provide permanent support for master's degree students in Latin American Studies at UCLA, laying the foundation for the program's sustainability.


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Serendipity, history and the creative imagination

The latest works of novelist and literary scholar José Luiz Passos explore the limits of fiction and history, giving readers emotional connections to historical events and figures.


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LAI Tinker Recipient Publishes Article on Ecuadorian Amazon Research

2017 Tinker Recipient Ana María Durán used grant to study urbanization and infrastructure development projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Her results have been published by online journal, E-FLUX (an editorial affiliate of the Oslo Triennale).


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Writing contemporary indigenous ethnography

Mariana Bayo Mora described a decade of ethnographic research with the Tsetal and Tojolabal peoples of the Zapatista territory in Chiapas, Mexico, as a collaborative experience in which the indigenous communities insisted on shaping her research methods.


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Veronica Cortinez publishes new book

The edited volume explores the cinematography of Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.


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UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen

After earning a B.A. in Latin American Studies at UCLA in 1996, John Arboleda built a career in higher education in the U.S. and Europe. He now serves as director of special projects & innovation at Instituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona and runs a consulting company based in Spain.


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Living and Writing in Havana

Cuban writer Leonardo Padura and filmmaker, scriptwriter Lucia Lopez Coll discuss contemporary ideas of writing in Havana.


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UCLA Tops REMEZCLA's List of Latin American Studies Programs

Latin American Studies at UCLA #1 for Latino millennial digital publisher, REMEZCLA


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American Society for Ethnohistory

UCLA faculty, students, and alumni will present at American Society for Ethnohistory's Annual Meeting in Oaxaca.


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Explorando y conociendo nuestra cultura náhua

The 2018 Nahuatl Conference, organized and sponsored by the Western Alliance for Nahuatl, featured several panelists with the first focusing on the exploration and learning of modern Nahua culture.


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Celebrating indigenous Nahua culture

Attendees of a recent Nahuatl conference and festival were treated to panels and cultural workshops that explored the phonetics of the Nahuatl language, the modern Nahua people and their connection to the Los Angeles community.


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From the Andes to the World

Fabiana Li, University of Manitoba, discussed the effects of globalization on quinoa.


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Disappearing Cities: San Juan, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and the rising Caribbean Sea

Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, Vassar College, uses the arts to discuss the stark reality of climate change in the Caribbean.


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