Brazil hobbled by political and economic crises

Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to be impeached, it is unlikely that her impeachment will resolve either the Petrobras corruption scandal that has devastated the country’s political class or the country’s economic crisis.

William Summerhill interviewed by Revista Piauí (Brazil)

In a fascinating article about economist Nathan Leff's contributions to the study of Brazil, the UCLA economic historian comments, “In person and in his letters, Leff was incredibly kind and attentive, and intellectually supportive of my research project... One of his hypotheses in the book 'Underdevelopment and Development in Brazil' later became a key theme in my book on the economic history of the railways in Brazil.”

Crisis in Brazil

UCLA's Perry Anderson writes in the London Review of Books, “Half-hidden, the roots of this debacle lay in the soil of the PT’s model of growth itself. From the outset, its success relied on two kinds of nutrient: a super-cycle of commodity prices, and a domestic consumption boom.”

Zika to hit poor women hardest

Françoise Girard warned that restrictions on women's reproductive rights were already worsening the impact of the Zika virus on poor women.

Institute for Mexicans Abroad & Together We Can/Juntos Podemos Scholarship

This funding will be available to undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic/Latino origins.

Dr. Karin Nielsen interviewed on Zika virus

Speaking on KPCC's "Take Two" program, the Center for Brazilian Studies director says overwhelming evidence now links Zika to birth defects.

Brazilian economist Leonardo Bursztyn wins Sloan Fellowship

Three exceptional young UCLA professors, including Leonardo Bursztyn (from Brazil) are among 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada to receive 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Dr. Karin Nielsen publishes groundbreaking article on Zika virus

Nielsen, director of the Center for Brazilian Studies, and colleague Dr. Patricia Brasil published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that the Zika virus is responsible for many serious fetal abnormalities in addition to microcephaly.

UCLA professor’s book reaches audiences in Russia, Brazil and the Arab world

Originally published in 2012, The Oil Curse by Michael L. Ross has been translated into Russian, Portuguese and Arabic — all in the last year.

Australian Foreign Minister, speaking at UCLA, urges ratification of the TPP

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop spoke in depth about the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and crucial issues of cooperation and conflict in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Verónica Cortínez wins prestigious Chilean literary award

Her two-volume work with Manfred Engelbert, Evolución en libertad: El cine chileno de fines de los sesenta, won the Premio Municipal de Literatura in the essay category.

The Southern Cone today

The consul generals of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay in Los Angeles spoke on their views of the Southern Cone at a recent lecture hosted by the UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies.

Center for Brazilian Studies director addresses the Zika virus

Dr. Karin Nielsen, Center for Brazilian Studies director, is interviewed by several media outlets.

Do you need to worry about the Zika virus in Southern California?

Dr. Karin Nielsen, Center for Brazilian Studies Director, speaks on KPCC (Take Two) about the Zika virus.

4th UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival

The UCLA Latin American Institute is a proud sponsor of the 4th UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival

Center for Brazilian Studies organizes diaspora gathering

Cosponsored by Brazil's Agency for Industrial Development, the event was held at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library and attended by over 50 Brazilians living and working in Southern California.

Together We Can/Juntos Podemos Scholarship

A funding opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic/Latino origins, conducting coursework on Mexico during 2015-2016 academic yr.

Latin American Institute celebrates the new academic year

At the fall reception of the Latin American Institute, participants caught up on the activities of the Institute and its three centers.

LAI project on indigenous health in Latin America gets more press

The realization that caring for indigenous people in Latin America requires more than just medical knowledge & skills, has brought physicians & public health experts together with faculty from across campus to learn from each other under the auspices of the UCLA Latin American Institute.

Global Health in Peru: Information Session

Attend the International Institute's Academic Program information session to learn about this new program!

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