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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

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