On Southern Californian trip, Ambassador Roberto Abdenur discusses trade, left-leaning Latin American governments, Brazil's Bolivian investment.
The Latin American Center has scheduled speakers from the three major political parties in this year's Mexican presidential election to give guest lectures at UCLA.
Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, former president of the PRI and founding member of the center-left PRD, said keeping track of eligible voters living abroad has been a major problem.
Mexican Finance Minister Francisco Gil Díaz explains how his country has avoided fiscal crises like those that plagued it over three decades.
Teleconference lets Mexican presidential candidate spread message to students.
Director Karim Ainouz and others discuss filmmaking and the state of the industry in Brazil.
By Janet Adriana Gamboa
Distinguished film scholar and Brazil expert Randal Johnson has been named director of the Latin American Institute in the UCLA International Institute starting July 1, 2005.
Special Guest Lecture by Gareth Chang, with Professor Toby Miller, UC Riverside
Carlos Forment discusses his new book on the growth of civil society in Latin America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
U. of Michigan sociologist examines the net effects of Cuban exodus on the stability of the island's government.
Alejandro Gertz Manero, Vicente Fox's former National Secretary of Security, points to the dramatic rise in drug use and crime in his country as proof that the reforms have gone only half way.
Noted British historian Emma Rothschild recalls a terrible turning point in French efforts to expand into the New World.
Overflow crowd hear governors from three parties speak on the new pluralism and Mexico's place in a globalized world.
Jorge Castaneda is joined by Harvard Law Professor Roberto Unger in a wide ranging discussion of the future of Latin America.
UCLA conference explores Mercosur, NAFTA, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Sociologist Peter B. Evans modifies his "embedded autonomy" theory to take account of the pressures of international finance on Third World states and alternatives to an industrialization strategy.
The far left and far right in Brazil are disappointed that Lula government did not usher in a crisis.
Dr. Takeyuki Tsuda (UC San Diego) asks: Are Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan a Transnational Community?
Minister of Education and Mayor of Buenos Aires attend opening ceremonies as Carlos Torres and Fabián Wagmister launch two ambitious projects in working-class district.
Heads of UCLA's two museums discuss museum management and finance with visitors from Chile.
Carlos Moore sees a disguised racism permeating Latin American society, invented by Arabs in the Iberian Peninsula.
Atilio Boron blames slavish adherence to IMF policies for Argentina's economic disaster.
The inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil on New Year’s Day, 2003, signaled an unprecedented personal journey from abject poverty to the presidency of Brazil. In a seminar on the implications, prospects, and possibilities of the new Lula presidency, a panel of experts discussed Brazilian politics, social movements, and the inner workings of the Workers' Party.
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