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Message from the Director:

Latin America is a complex cultural and historical region created by Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the New World and which encompasses territories and peoples from the southernmost tip of South America to the Caribbean Islands and the United States. As an area born out of a series of conquests, migrations, contacts and conflicts it is transcultural, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic. It has been a vital part of the formation of the modern world even as it has continued to function as a source for the expression of economic, political and cultural alternatives to dominant Western formations. The minor provides deeper knowledge and expertise in this region for students interested in a variety of careers. It compliments the disciplinary training of a student's major field by asking that students engage with Latin America through a variety of disciplines, taking advantage of the expertise of faculty across different schools at UCI.

Adriana M. C. Johnson

Current and Future Events
05/05/2015
May 5: Everyday Reading: Print Culture and Collective Identity in the Rio de la Plata

05/06/2015
Francisco Goldman - “Can Mexico Save Itself? YoSoy#132 to Ayotzinapa and Beyond”

05/11/2015
Anita Casavantes - Heidi Tinsman: Reimagining Cuban Miami

05/20/2015
William Robinson - Global Capitalism Crisis and The North American Free Trade Agreement: Reflections Twenty Years On

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