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Latin America

Divinas Divas at UCLA

Brazilian actress and director Leandra Leal attended the screening and discussion of her recent documentary, "Divinas Divas."


UCLA Professor José Luiz Passos publishes two new books

O Globo has published an article about UCLA Professor José Luiz Passos and his new books, “Antologia fantástica da República brasileira” and “A órbita de King Kong.” An author of both novels and literary criticism, Passos was the inaugural director of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies (2008–2011). (In Portuguese)


FICG IN LA 2017 (November 2-5, 2017)

UCLA Latin American Institute, a Supporting Organization of the FICG in LA 2017, hosts three films.


MEET OUR UCLA LEMANN FELLOWS 2017-18

The Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship Fund provides support to top Brazilian students with a deep interest in the overall advancement of Brazil.


Brazilian TV profiles director of UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies

Dr. Nielsen was featured on TV Globo International.


2017-2018 UCLA Latin American Institute Internship

All majors and minors with an interest in Latin America are welcome to apply for the 2017-2018 internship. Preference offered to majors/minors within the International Institute.


Where to Send Aid to for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Lists of recommended organizations to support the disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


Where to send aid to Mexico

A list of organizations prepared by UC MEXUS of University of California Riverside.


Workshop on the Histories and Cultures of the Caribbean

K–12 educators attend workshop on the Caribbean


Language of the Aztecs alive and well in Los Angeles

Historian Kevin Terraciano, director of the UCLA Latin American Institute, is up to his ears in the language of the Aztecs: Nahuatl.


In the Fields of the North

At a book talk on May 23, photojournalist David Bacon discussed the power of photography and journalism to spark social change and the difficulties that migrant farm workers face. ​


Balancing artist and activist: Race and hip-hop in Cuba

Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez of the Cuban rap group Obsesión visited UCLA's Powell Library on April 13 to participate in a public conversation on race, gender and hip-hop in Cuba.


Zika seminar hosted at UCLA

A recent seminar on the Zika virus drew researchers from Brazil and throughout California.


ELIS: Bringing a Brazilian icon to life

Following a screening of his film “Elis,” Brazilian director Hugo Prata joined UCLA's Randal Johnson in a discussion of the life and times of Elis Regina and the difficulty of making accurate films about historic figures.


UC moving forward with Mexican initiative

The Los Angeles Times reports on UC President Janet Napolitano's commitment to continuing the UC-Mexico Initiative begun in 2014, regardless of Trump's policies.


Agriculture and gender in the Colombian peace agreement

Law professor Helena Alviar argued that the second peace agreement concluded between the government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionarias de Colombia (FARC) had limited redistributive agrarian policies and gender equity gains.


A look into the life of a famed Brazilian psychiatrist

Brazilian director Roberto Berliner attended a screening and discussion of his most recent film, "Nise: O Coração de Loucura," which tells the story of the revolutionary female psychiatrist Nise da Silveira.


UCLA Lemann Fellow Veriene Melo Conducts Research on Youth in Rio's Favelas

SSCE doctoral student and Stanford researcher studies initiative to improve pathways for youth in poverty and violence-stricken communities.


Conference on Race, Indigeneity, & Settler Colonialism.

Conference will consider the similarities that connect the histories and displacements of indigenous populations around the world.


Trump's pursuit of wall sparks angry reaction in Mexico

Jan. 27, 2017. Interviewed by Australia's SBS, Kevin Terraciano, director of the Latin American Institute, said, “Most Mexicans feel insulted that he is scapegoating Mexicans and Mexican American immigrants – that he has blamed them for U.S. problems.”


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