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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.

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