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James Wilkie, UCLA professor of history and editor of the UCLA Latin American Institute’s “Statistical Abstract of Latin America,” was quoted on July 2 in a Riverside Press-Enterprise article about newly elected Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
On June 28, a KABC-Channel 7 segment about the upcoming Mexican presidential election featured the commentary of Octavio Pescador, coordinator of the UCLA Latin American Institute. visiting assistant professor of Chicano studies, and associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning.
FOX News Latino reported on the history of the Latino Theater Company in downtown Los Angeles and the work of the company's artistic director, UCLA professor of theater Jose Luis Valenzuela. Valenzuela was quoted.
Susanna Hecht, professor of urban planning at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio about her recent National Geographic magazine article on the descendants of escaped slaves who live in the Brazilian rainforest.View All In the News