Latin America

Nahuatl Conference and Festival

A two-day experience celebrating Nahuatl

The Wait of Disaster

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

What will happen to El Salvador when the U.S. ends the protected status of Salvadoran immigrants?

UCLA political science lecturer Jesse Acevedo discusses the consequences of ending TPS.

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.

Train wreck: Failures of U.S. immigration policy

Sociologist Doug Massey told the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies that post-1986 U.S. border enforcement policy with Mexico has prevented cyclical immigration, decentralized crossing points and created a false impression of ever-increasing border crossings.

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

Apply to the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program

Academic-year and summer fellowships to support undergraduate and graduate students with training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.

Divinas Divas at UCLA

Brazilian actress and director Leandra Leal attended the screening and discussion of her recent documentary, "Divinas Divas."

UCLA Professor José Luiz Passos publishes two new books

O Globo has published an article about UCLA Professor José Luiz Passos and his new books, “Antologia fantástica da República brasileira” and “A órbita de King Kong.” An author of both novels and literary criticism, Passos was the inaugural director of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies (2008–2011). (In Portuguese)

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

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


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

Brazilian TV profiles director of UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies

Dr. Nielsen was featured on TV Globo International.

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.

Where to send aid to Mexico

A list of organizations prepared by UC MEXUS of University of California Riverside.

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.

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