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.


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Susanna Hecht named director of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies

A geographer and politcal ecologist, Hecht is an expert on tropical...

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The Rise of Criminal Governance in Mexico

by LAI graduate affiliate Joel Herrera...