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Jorge Marturano brings a broader perspective to Caribbean culture

Under the leadership of literary scholar Jorge Marturano, the Program on Caribbean Studies has explored the region through the web of relationships that connect Carbibbean nations with Central and South America, including their shared Afro Descendant culture.


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UCLA International Institute receives $8 million in federal funding

Six centers of the institute have been awarded Title VI funding for area and/or language studies at UCLA.


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Celebrating International Women's Day 2022: Verónica Zavala Jacobo

Verónica Zavala Jacobo grew up between Mexico and the U.S. with parents who were seasonal farmworkers. She came late to formal education, but once she began, there was no stopping the gifted student. Now in a Ph.D. program at UCLA, she has already completed a B.A. in social work and an M.A. in Latin American studies.


Gaspar Rivera-Salgado cited on union election in Mexico

Feb 3, 2022. “For me, it's a watershed moment. It's not any plant, it's GM, a national corporation with plants in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico,” said Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, director of the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, said to the Wall Street Journal regarding the recent election of a new, independent workers' union in a GM plant in central Mexico. “It opens the door and the possibility for big changes in Mexico.”
Stronger labor protection provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement of 2018 and the consequent reform of Mexican labor laws in 2019 made the election of the new union possible. The Los Angeles Times reported (Feb 4), "Gaspar Rivera-Salgado ... described the vote as test for the Mexican government to organize fair elections and ensure 'that workers have the right to choose free from coercion.'”


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New Book Project from UCLA's Latin American Cities Initiative

Blog Post by Paavo Monkkonen, Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy


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Amazonia in crisis

The Amazon rain forest is in crisis, but Indigenous land-use practices offer a proven low-carbon model for food cultivation and economic development, said Brazilian Studies Center Director Susanna Hecht in a recent interview.


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Puerto Rico and its Diaspora

Blog Post by Professor César J. Ayala, Sociology, UCLA.


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Flora Tristán: A Peruvian Proto-Sociologist

Blog Post by Pierre Tripier and Víctor Zúñiga


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HAPI+SciELO-México

Written by Orchid Mazurkiewicz, Director, HAPI.


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Bringing a continental perspective to the Latin American Institute

Under the leadership of its new director, Rubén Hernández-León, the Latin American Institute will examine continent-wide dynamics and how they connect Latin America with the rest of the world.


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The Press and Politics in Peru in the Post-Truth Era

Written by Jessica Retis, Ph.D. Professor. Director, Master's in Bilingual Journalism; University of Arizona


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POV Shorts Sets Broadcast & Streaming Debut of 4th Season on PBS on 11/22

The documentary Águilas, produced by LAI affiliates Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Maite Zubiaurre, will be broadcast on PBS on November 22nd, 2021.


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The Constitutional Convention and the Future of Chile

An exclusive report by Natalia Bieletto-Bueno; Centro de Investigación en Artes y Humanidades; Universidad Mayor, Chile


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Institute welcomes new center directors

The Institute welcomes a new cohort of center directors and extends its heartfelt gratitude to faculty members who have served with distinction.


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Education opens a door to an unexpected path

Pedro Borges left school twice to work, once after primary school in Brazil and once during high school in the U.S. He graduates from UCLA with a B.A. and an M.A., having been encouraged by numerous teachers along the way.


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Faculty Q&A: The state of migrant detention

‘We need to abandon the idea that immigrants are criminals,' says UCLA's Cecilia Menjívar.


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Witnessing the pandemic with the Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah)

Eugénie Clement, a visiting graduate student researcher at UCLA, spent June through September 2020 working with mutal aid groups in New Mexico responding to the Covid-19 crisis being experienced by the Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah in the Diné language).


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Indigenous history of the Spanish colonial era

Kevin Terraciano describes how he became interested in the indigenous history of colonial Mexico, his current research and the digital Florentine Codex project that he cofounded at the Getty Research Institute.


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