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In the News (Sat 20 Jul 19)

International investors and global economic strategists are inclined to dismiss Latin America's decent economic growth over the past couple of years as a function of the commodity cycle.
There are at least another couple of reasons, peculiar to Latin America, which have helped to produce two consecutive years of 4%-plus growth.
Only in the broadest sense can any of these be seen through the lens of the 'judicial reform' that many have been urging on the region: their nature is eminently political and their resolution is more a precondition than a component of that 'judicial reform'.
www.latinnews.com   (1110 words)

 LASA home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.
With over 5,000 members, twenty-five percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.
LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.
lasa.international.pitt.edu   (211 words)

 Latin American Adoptions - Adoption Encyclopedia
According to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 655 orphans were adopted from South America by Americans in fiscal year 1998.
Some countries will allow adoptive parents as old as 55 years to adopt infants and have no limits on the number of children in the home already.
Most Latin American countries require adopting parents to travel to the country and stay at least several days until legal paperwork is accomplished.
encyclopedia.adoption.com /entry/Latin-American-adoptions/207/1.html   (295 words)

 Geographia - Latin American Destinations
Along the continent's spine are the Andes, a spectacular wall of snow-capped peaks and sulfurous volcanic turmoil.
The shadows, canyons, and plateaus of the vertiginous Andes hide the remains of one of the world's most extraordinary empires - the Inca - while their eastern slopes are the cradle of the Amazon River itself.
As much a Caribbean country as it is a South American anchor, Venezuela is unique.
www.geographia.com /indx05.htm   (523 words)

 Latin American Food & Cooking, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
Latin American Network Information Center, University of Texas at Austin.
This pyramid represents a healthy, traditional Latin American diet based on two distinct historical periods of the culinary evolution of the peoples of the South American continent, the pre-Columbus and post-Columbus.
A selection of tested Latin American recipes (in English) compiled by Melissa Biggs for Planeta.com, a clearinghouse for ecotravel in Latin America.
www.carnegielibrary.org /subject/food/latin.html   (1193 words)

 Latin American Databank-Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
The Latin American Databank at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research locates, acquires, processes and archives public opinion surveys conducted by the survey research community in Latin America, including universities, institutes, individual scholars, private polling and public opinion research firms.
The LAD was established in 1989 with support from a three-year grant from The Tinker Foundation as a joint effort of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research in cooperation with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut.
The commitment of the Roper Center to its Latin American collection includes not only an on-going effort to acquire new studies but the continuous maintenance of its present collection.
www.ropercenter.uconn.edu /lad.html   (268 words)

 Selected Internet Resources for Latin American Studies: Yale University Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) - site provides the table of contents for the bimonthly magazine NACLA Report on the Americas (full text available for selected issues in Spanish) as well as Internet links.
Latin American Network Information Center (University of Texas-Austin) - Comprehensive and up-to-date guide that covers a spectrum of subjects relating to Latin America.
Covers the development of Latin American societies from the pre-Columbian era to the twentieth century.
www.library.yale.edu /Internet/latinamerica.html   (1833 words)

 SULAIR: Latin American & Iberian Resources
This page details the Latin American and Iberian resources available within the Stanford University Libraries and the larger Stanford community.
Women in Latin American Literature A selected list of narrative, poetry, drama and criticism by Latin American women.
Finally, the California Cooperative Latin American Collection Development Group (Calafia), of which Stanford University is a member, provides a guide to CALAFIA-member microform sets.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/hasrg/latinam/latamoth.html   (978 words)

 Border & Latin American Information
An index of articles from Latin American journals in humanities, social sciences, and the sciences produced by the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).
Excellent coverage of Latin America and other world regions for bibliographic references to research and development literature in the fields of agriculture, forestry, aspects of human health, human nutrition, animal health, and the management and conservation of natural resources.
Best segments for Latin American news are "North/South American News" and "Spanish Language News." You can restrict your search to these sets of publications.
lib.nmsu.edu /subject/bord   (1236 words)

 ALA | Internet Resources: Latin America on the Internet
Librarians specializing in Latin America are able to determine which Web sites are reliable, but tracking the explosive growth of the Internet in that region is not an exact science.
Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and a pioneer in the development of digital information in that region.
This Web site is dedicated to advanced research in Latin American studies, including information about newspaper and rare periodicals collections, primary sources on microfilm, and Latin American government data.
www.ala.org /ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2003/crlnewsdec03/latinamerica.htm   (842 words)

 Latin American Studies Program
The Latin American Studies Program is a multi-disciplinary, broadly based undergraduate degree program that offers courses in Latin American history, politics, anthropology, geography, and literature.
The major in Latin American Studies affords an excellent background for graduate or professional school or for careers in the business or non-profit sector.
A handy overview of careers for Latin American Studies majors (After Latin American Studies: A Guide to Graduate Study and Employment for Latin Americanists) can be located at the USC Career Center.
www.cas.sc.edu /lasp   (275 words)

 Latin American Food Pyramid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Given these carefully-defined parameters of geography and time, the phrase traditional Latin American diet is used here as a shorthand for those traditional diets of these regions and peoples during two specific time periods that are historically associated with good health.
Equally positive results can be obtained either by entirely adopting a Latin American-style diet, or by alternating meals based on this Latin American model with meals inspired by healthful dietary traditions of other cultures in other parts of the world, such as the Mediterranean and Asian diet models.
For those living in the Latin American region, this pyramid provides a basis for preserving and revitalizing within a modern lifestyle the centuries-old traditions that contribute to excellent health, a sense of pleasure and well-being, and are a vital part of our collective cultural heritage.
www.oldwayspt.org /pyramids/latin/p_latin.html   (736 words)

It provides abstracts and complete bibliographic information for published materials from and about Latin America on a wide range of topics in the humanities and social sciences and covers more than 60 years of scholarly literature in Latin American studies.
Latin American coverage includes: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru (as of May 1997).
CLACSO is an international, non-governmental federation of 153 research institutions in the social sciences from 21 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
lib.nmsu.edu /subject/bord/laguia   (7360 words)

 ucla latin american center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kevin Terraciano, the new chair of the Latin American Studies Interdepartmental Program, works to uncover stories from central and southern Mexico.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Orchid Mazurkiewicz as Director of the Latin American Center's Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) starting January 1, 2006.
The Latin American Center maintains an electronic mailing list, LAC-Link, whose purpose is to inform people with an interest in things Latin American of relevant events, primarily those sponsored by the Center, but occasionally by other entities as well.
www.international.ucla.edu /lac   (344 words)

 The Latin American Studies Program - UW - JSIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Latin American Studies (LAS) is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate degree program within the UW Jackson School of International Studies.
The UW Latin American Studies program prepares students for challenging, rewarding international careers in many disciplines.
Once again, the Latin American Studies Program gathers speakers from around the nation to discuss a wide range of issues.
jsis.artsci.washington.edu /programs/latinam   (301 words)

 Latin American Music Styles
Even a native Latin American senses the difficulty, except of course when he has to identify the kind of music which is unique to his home country.
A Venezuelan showbiz manager catering for Latin Americans in the Boston area said that he could count on a full Mexican crowd if "Los Tigres del Norte" were to perform.
In Latin America, there is usually some local musical flavor to be noticed on most stations.
home.swipnet.se /gersnaes/henriks/lamusic.html   (2065 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Smith, the editor of the original Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature (LJ 6/1/97), has done an excellent job of creating a more portable, certainly abbreviated, yet very useful and comprehensive desktop version of that 1000-page tome for quick reference.
The articles on individual authors have been shortened, yet each entry, written by an expert, is a masterly description and evaluation of the writer's works, rounded out by a biography and a listing of selected works and of resources for further reading.
This downsized version of the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature (1997) contains all the entries on topics and countries from the original, with entries on 50 leading writers and 50 major works.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/1579582524/cdparadise-20   (569 words)

Be on the edge of discovery as political and economic events daily draw Latin America and North America closer together.
Here, a group of North Americans travels to the capital of a Central American nation and meets face-to-face with government, church, and opposition leaders to discuss prospects for peace and democracy.
Through field study and lively classroom exchanges, these concerned participant/observers are exposed to Latin American experts and ordinary citizens discussing how the power and influence of the United States touch virtually every sphere of their lives.
lasp.bestsemester.com /overview.asp   (574 words)

 Latin American and Caribbean Documents Home
In version 2, the Project focuses on two objectives: alerting readers to the location and contents of Latin American government sites on the World Wide Web and logging changes in the location of these sites.
As with the previous version (Latin American Government Project, 1.0.2 modified February 5, 1997), the Project will chronicle the protean state of the sites it holds.
Version 2 of the Project extends its scope to include the Caribbean Islands along with the Latin American republics on the mainlands of North, Central, and South America.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/ladocshome1.html   (268 words)

 Peru Inca Trail, Galapagos Island cruises, Costa Rica adventure tours - Latin American Escapes
Latin American Escapes, Inc. specializes in adventure, natural history and cultural tours and expeditions throughout Latin America.
This is what Latin American Escapes can offer you!
Once you are confirmed on a trip with Latin American Escapes, you will receive our excellent trip preparation materials.
www.latinamericanescapes.com   (402 words)

 Latin American publications
Latin America and Caribbean Security America Update (English) - From Center for International Policy in Washington D.C. Includes semimonthly update on security and militarism.
News articles are arranged by subject, including art and culture, education, government and politics, immigration, and travel and tourism (English and Spanish).
Coverage of Latin America from the Miami Herald.
www.lib.utsa.edu /Research/Subject/latinamericapubs.html   (500 words)

 Latin American Christmas/Navidad Latinoamericana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was in this spirit that she began a labor of love that resulted in an extensively researched book that presents the Christmas traditions, music, prayers, and stories of twenty-five (25) Latin American Countries.
Now new generations of Latin American children living in the United States can learn by participating in the message of Christmas in ways that will link them in spirit to their ancestors.
I would also hope that non-Latino individuals will be attracted to this Book and CD to see the common threads in the ways we all celebrate Christmas and to increase their understanding of who we are as people and nations sharing the Christmas spirit throughout the world.
www.latin-christmas.com   (2057 words)

 Latin American collectibles: vinyl records, albums, singles, cassettes, posters, LPs, CDs, magazines, photos, comics, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Latin American collectibles: vinyl records, albums, singles, cassettes, posters, LPs, CDs, magazines, photos, comics, tapes, music and movie memorabilia
We carry collectable records from Latin American countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, etc.
The Latin American connection...The Latin American connection...The Latin American connection...
www.latincollectibles.com   (175 words)

 Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona
Sponsored by: Center for Latin American Studies and the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese.
Franco was the first professor of Latin American Literature in England, having taught at the University of Essex and the University of London; she is professor emerita of Spanish, English and Comparative Literatures at Columbia University where she directed the Institute of Latin American Studies.
The NRC, which is a consortium with Arizona State University's Center for Latin American Studies, supports new faculty hires, faculty travel, visiting speakers, conferences, and outreach to the K12 and business community.
las.arizona.edu   (997 words)

 Joe Hahn’s Page
The purpose of this page is to provide a forum for Latin American collectors to investigate various aspects of Latin American philately.
I would be interested in establishing a "round-robin" e-mail study for those countries not served by a specialist society or publication.
My primary interests in Latin America are: El Salvador Lithographed Issues of 1899 & 1900 + provisionals produced from these issues.
www.geocities.com /~joehahn   (310 words)

 Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Founded in 1940, The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) is a language and National Resource Center integrating more than 30 academic departments at UT and offering programs that lead to B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.
Joseph Potter, Department of Sociology, has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a five-year collaboration with UT El Paso to study oral contraceptive use along the U.S.-Mexico border.
This seminal international music journal owned by UT Press publishes articles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and has a wide readership throughout the hemisphere.
www.utexas.edu /cola/llilas   (204 words)

 League of United Latin American Citizens
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has asked President Bush to investigate the local police and the U.S. Marshals Service in Long Beach, Mississippi for entering a Red Cross shelter for hurricane evacuees and demanding identification from people who looked Hispanic and threatening them with deportation...
The National Board of the League of United Latin American Citizens expressed its tremendous disappointment today with President Bush’s decision not to appoint a Latino to the Supreme Court.
After years of intense speculation that President Bush would be the first President to end the 216 year shut-out of Latinos on the Supreme Court, his decision to nominate two non-minorities to the court in quick succession is a major let-down for the Hispanic community...
www.lulac.org   (185 words)

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