Latin America News

Brazil's Ambassador Discusses Nonproliferation

Jun 01, 2004
Ambassador Abdenur discussed this important issue at one session of the Division of International Studies ongoing nonproliferation series. This meeting was jointly sponsored with the Brazil Project and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

New Book: Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America

May 24, 2004
Latin American Program staff members Joseph S. Tulchin and Andrew D. Selee, along with Philip Oxhorn, present a new book that studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. For more information, see our Latin American Program Books page.

Noticias Winter 2004 available for download

May 24, 2004
Articles on Conflict and Peace in Colombia, Analyzing Citizenship, MERCOSUR, Mexican & US Journalists Seminar, Changes in Cuban Society, Hemispheric Security, Combatting Child Labor in Brazil and more! Download the .pdf from our Noticias publications page.

"A Day Without a Mexican, Un Dia Sin Mexicanos"

May 14, 2004
The movie describes the state of California if all Latinos, specifically Mexicans, would disappear. Who would mow the lawns, pick the fruit, and do many other jobs that simply go unnoticed? The film is being released first in California and Texas; thereafter depending on it's success, will determine whether the film is released nationwide. To find out more, visit their website.

Tomás Rivera Policy Institute Announces New Study Findings

May 03, 2004
"Awareness of financial aid options is critically lacking in the Latino community, and that lack of awareness has a direct impact on college attendance and achievement. That is one of the key findings from a new survey conducted by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California and commissioned by The Sallie Mae Fund." For further information please go to the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute website.

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