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Latin America

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.


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.”


UCLA faculty visit Dominican Republic, offer expert advice

Jan. 13, 2017. Dr. Karin Nielsen, director of the Center for Brazilian Studies and clinical professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the Geffen School of Medicine, and Dr. Trevon Fuller of the Center for Tropical Research of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, visited the DR to assist in Zika surveillance and health monitoring. Read their interview (in Spanish) with the oldest major newspaper in the country, Listin Diario.


Dr. Karin Nielsen publishes three articles in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2016

The three articles included two on Zika-related abnormalities and one on anti-retroviral therapy for HIV.


Visiting Argentine educators tap into UCLA expertise

A two-week Fulbright program was part of a historic agreement crafted in part by the U.S. ambassador to Argentina and UCLA leaders that brought 94 Argentine educators to campus for the Docentes professional development symposium.


Cinematographer Rodriguo Prieto in residence at UCLA

Mexican cinematographer Rodriguo Prieto, who has worked with Iñárritu and Scorcese, is in residence at TFT through June 2017.


Meet our UCLA Lemann Fellows 2016-17

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


Brazil has improved health care for all, but inequalities persist

UCLA Professor James Macinko, guest edited a special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health. The collection of articles summarize the progress made in reducing Brazil's traditionally large gap in health status and in access to health care, while highlighting important areas that require additional effort.


Dr. Karin Nielsen speaks at launch of Latin America initiative

The director of the Center for Brazilian Studies joined colleagues from the Geffen School of Medicine at the UCLA Center for World Health, whose new initiative aims to improve health care infrastructure in Latin America.


UCLA student wins 2nd place in APRU global health poster contest

Jessa Culver's winning poster project focused on responses to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Haiti. The UCLA senior plans to pursue an M.D. and M.P.H. in order to pursue a career in global public health.


Professor Susanna Hecht Delivers Keynote at UMFG Conference in Belo Horizonte

Professor Hecht delivered the keynote address at the International South American Conference: Territoriality and Humanities at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizone, Brazil.


Cinema from Pernambuco a unique genre

Following the screening of two films from the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, UCLA's Randal Johnson led a discussion about the unique school of film emerging in the country's northeast.


Brazilian Delegation visits UCLA

Brazilian policy makers, scientists and entrepreneurs visit the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC).


Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti

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Center for Brazilian Studies delivers course to aspiring UCLA grad students in Brazil

“How Apply to Graduate School in the USA,” cosponsored by the Lemann Foundation of Brazil, walked students through the graduate application process step by step.


Yarn paintings from Mexico at the Fowler Museum

“The Spun Universe: Wixárika (Huichol) Yarn Paintings,” which runs from August 14 through Decebmer 4, 2016, highlights early works by apprentice shaman Ramón Medina Silva.


Learning in order to teach

Four teachers share their experience of a Latin American Institute professional development workshop on migration in Latin America.


Charlene Villaseñor Black wins top faculty prize

The UCLA Gold Shield Alumnae have awarded Villaseñor Black, associate director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize for outstanding teaching, research and service.


Planning a new future for Tacubaya

UCLA urban planning students contribute to effort to improve life in a neglected neighborhood in Mexico City.


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