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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.


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.


From the Andes to the World

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


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.


Nahuatl Conference and Festival

The two-day event celebrating Nahuatl features an academic conference at UCLA on May 4th and a cultural festival in Downtown LA on May 5th.


The Wait of Disaster

Yarimar Bonilla, University of Rutgers, spoke about the politics of recovery in Puerto Rico and political possibilities in the future.


From Saint Domingue to Vermont

Luis Fernando Granados, Universidad Veracruzana, rethinks Latin American history within the context of bottom-up insurgences.


Tzutu Bak'tum

Mayan Hip-Hop artist Tzutu Bak'tum held an open-air public performance.


Meet the LAI Interns

The UCLA Latin American Institute launches a new student internship.


Favela Sustainable Urban Planning

Dr. Theresa Williamson (Catalytic Communities) discusses the conditions of Rio de Janiero's favelas pre/post Olympics and envisions a future for sustainable urban planning.


Trump Administration Decision to End TPS

Statement from the UCLA Latin American Institute


FICG IN LA 2017 (November 2-5, 2017)

UCLA Latin American Institute, a Supporting Organization of the FICG in LA 2017, hosts three films.


2017-2018 UCLA Latin American Institute Internship

All majors and minors with an interest in Latin America are welcome to apply for the 2017-2018 internship. Preference offered to majors/minors within the International Institute.


Where to Send Aid to for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Lists of recommended organizations to support the disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


Workshop on the Histories and Cultures of the Caribbean

K–12 educators attend workshop on the Caribbean


Language of the Aztecs alive and well in Los Angeles

Historian Kevin Terraciano, director of the UCLA Latin American Institute, is up to his ears in the language of the Aztecs: Nahuatl.


In the Fields of the North

At a book talk on May 23, photojournalist David Bacon discussed the power of photography and journalism to spark social change and the difficulties that migrant farm workers face. ​


The criminalization of Mexican immigration

May 3, 2017. UCLA historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez writes in an Op Ed in the International Business Times, "On April 11, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his plan to step up prosecutions of unlawful entries, saying it's time to “restore a lawful system of immigration.” This may read like a colorblind commitment to law and order. But the law Sessions has vowed to enforce was designed with racist intent."


Balancing artist and activist: Race and hip-hop in Cuba

Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez of the Cuban rap group Obsesión visited UCLA's Powell Library on April 13 to participate in a public conversation on race, gender and hip-hop in Cuba.


In memoriam: Mark Sawyer

A UCLA professor of African American studies and political science, Sawyer died Sunday, March 26, in Los Angeles. He was 45.


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