The UCLA Latin American Institute is a vital regional, national, and international resource on Latin America. Since its founding in 1959, the LAI has equipped generations of leaders, professionals, and students with the information and skills required for understanding the vast and complex region of Latin America. The LAI supports research by funding grants and foreign-language instruction, and disseminates recent scholarship through conferences, workshops, public programs, teacher training, and publications.



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.

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

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