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Latin America

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.”


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.


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