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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.

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. ​

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.

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