• Fiesta Mexicana
    Grupo Folklórico de UCLA will like to cordially invite you to their 12th annual Fiesta Mexicana.

    Sunday, May 26, 2019
    Royce Hall
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Helen Caldwell
    A talk by Hélio Guimarães, Universidade de São Paulo

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    10383 Bunche Hall
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • CORPO ELÉTRICO
    Directed by Brazilian director Marcelo Caetano

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Melnitz Hall 1409
    7:30 PM

  • The diverse culture of Latin America
    Two Latin American films recently screened at UCLA explored the experiences of German immigrants to Chile and race and class prejudice in the Dominican Republic, respectively.

  • Shape-shifting and storytelling in Hispaniola
    The bacá (baka in Haitian Kreyol) — spirit demons that can transform themselves and humans into animals — are present throughout the island of Hispaniola, but interpreted differently in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, says UCLA historian Robin Derby about her current research.

  • New Haitian migration patterns end in displacement
    Haitians have created new migration strategies to places such as Tijuana, Mexicali, Venezuela and Brazil that often put them at risk for deportation.

  • Diverse Female Filmmakers Celebrated at 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival
    Hosted by the UCLA Spanish and Portuguese Department and co-sponsored by many entities on campus, the 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival: Women's Voices will take place April 15-18, 2019 and feature free screenings of twelve films at multiple locations across UCLA's campus, including the James Bridges Theater.

  • New endowment strengthens and diversifies Latin American Studies M.A. Program
    The Sandra Mabritto Memorial Fellowship Fund will provide permanent support for master's degree students in Latin American Studies at UCLA, laying the foundation for the program's sustainability.

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The diverse culture of Latin America

Two Latin American films recently screened at UCLA explored the experiences of German immigrants to Chile and race and class prejudice in the Dominican Republic, respectively.

New Haitian migration patterns end in displacement

Haitians have created new migration strategies to places such as Tijuana, Mexicali, Venezuela and Brazil that often put them at risk for deportation.

Diverse Female Filmmakers Celebrated at 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival

Hosted by the UCLA Spanish and Portuguese Department and co-sponsored by many entities on campus, the 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival: Women's Voices will take place April 15-18, 2019 and feature free screenings of twelve films at multiple locations across UCLA's campus, including the James Bridges Theater.

New endowment strengthens and diversifies Latin American Studies M.A. Program

The Sandra Mabritto Memorial Fellowship Fund will provide permanent support for master's degree students in Latin American Studies at UCLA, laying the foundation for the program's sustainability.

Serendipity, history and the creative imagination

The latest works of novelist and literary scholar José Luiz Passos explore the limits of fiction and history, giving readers emotional connections to historical events and figures.

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