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New Haitian migration patterns end in displacement

Haitians have created new migration strategies to places such as Tijuana, Mexicali, Venezuela and Brazil that often put them at risk for deportation.

Diverse Female Filmmakers Celebrated at 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival

Hosted by the UCLA Spanish and Portuguese Department and co-sponsored by many entities on campus, the 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival: Women's Voices will take place April 15-18, 2019 and feature free screenings of twelve films at multiple locations across UCLA's campus, including the James Bridges Theater.

New endowment strengthens and diversifies Latin American Studies M.A. Program

The Sandra Mabritto Memorial Fellowship Fund will provide permanent support for master's degree students in Latin American Studies at UCLA, laying the foundation for the program's sustainability.

Serendipity, history and the creative imagination

The latest works of novelist and literary scholar José Luiz Passos explore the limits of fiction and history, giving readers emotional connections to historical events and figures.

LAI Tinker Recipient Publishes Article on Ecuadorian Amazon Research

2017 Tinker Recipient Ana María Durán used grant to study urbanization and infrastructure development projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Her results have been published by online journal, E-FLUX (an editorial affiliate of the Oslo Triennale).

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