Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program
We are a Title VI National Resource Center, in operation since 1973 in consortium with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
  • (4/25) Film Screening, Public Reception & Oppty. to Meet the Uruguayan Deputy Consul!
    (4/25) Film Screening, Public Reception & Oppty. to Meet the Uruguayan Deputy Consul!
  • Summer 2015 Educator Trip to Belize & Guatemala!
    Summer 2015 Educator Trip to Belize & Guatemala!


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4/10/14: Please click HERE for our current edition of the Noticias de la Semana (4/19-4/25)




On Monday, March 23rd, Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez visited campus and gave a lecture entitled, "Cuba Today and Tomorrow."  If you were unable to attend or want to learn more about the current (and previous) state of US-Cuban relations, please check out the radio interviews she engaged in earlier this week:



Please click HERE for this week's Noticias de la Semana! 




Please click HERE for the Summer 2015 LACIS Approved Course List.



Please click HERE for this week's edition of the Noticias de la Semana. Learn about all of the fascinating lectures and events we are co-sponsoring in the coming weeks!



Please join us for our weekly lunchtime lecture series each Tuesday from 12-1 in 206 Ingraham. Please click HERE for a complete line up of presentations.



LACIS Faculty Affiliate, Holly Gibbs, featured in THIS article which discusses the need for a continued "moratorium" on the use of soy sourced from the Brazilian Amazon.



We are currently experiencing problems with our online calendar feed.  Until this is fixed, please click HERE to review our complete schedule of events this spring. Thank you!




LACIS is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2015 Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute! Please click HERE for more information.





For those of you that missed the WORT 89.9FM program, "What’s going on in Mexico? How could a situation like the 43 disappeared students happen?  What are the roles the global economy and NAFTA have played? How about border security? Immigration? Corruption on both sides of the border? Narco-trafficking?, which featured host Esty Dinur and guests Roderic Ai Camp, Government Department, Claremont McKenna College and Christopher Wilson, Senior Associate, Mexico Institute in the Wilson Center, please visit and scroll down to "A Public Affair" from Friday, 11/21 @ Noon to listen to the broadcast.




We are having some issues with our online calendar and wanted to let you know that we will be holding a lunchtime lecture tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/24 from 12-1 p.m. in 206 Ingraham. "Campesino organization and the struggle for justice in Colombia" presented by Marylen Serna from Colombia. Co-sponsored by Colombia Support Network.



LACIS seeking Teaching Assistant for Spring 2015 for 260 Latin America: An Introduction! Please click HERE for more information.



"Singing the Cheerful Rebellion: An Update on the Political and Social Situation in Honduras: 5 Years After the Coup, the Popular Resistance Continues" with Activist and Performer Karla Lara -- scheduled for Friday, 11/7 @ Noon -- has been CANCELED due to illness.



LACIS Spring 2015 Approved Course List Available NOW!

Spring 2015 Course List


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