UF Center for Latin American Studies

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With over 160 experts on the region, the Center is recognized today as one of the top-ranked centers internationally.

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The Center has been continuously designated as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education since 1961.

Impact of Irma, Maria on Florida 2018 elections? Could it be Cat 5?

Impact of Irma, Maria on Florida 2018 elections? Could it be Cat 5?

Center for Latin American Studies' affiliate faculty member, Dr. Carlos Suarez Carrasquillo, was interviewed by The Palm Beach Post on an article regarding the potential political consequences of María for Florida.

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Latin American Studies conference in Hefei, China

Latin American Studies conference in Hefei, China

Center for Latin American Studies Director, Dr. Philip Williams, and faculty members, Dr. Welson Tremura and Dr. Brian Gendreau, participated in a major Latin American Studies conference in Hefei, China. The conference was hosted by Anhui University’s Institute for Latin American Studies and co-sponsored by the UF Center for Latin American Studies from September 23-24, 2017, on the topic of Globalization, Anti-Globalization, and Alternative Globalization.

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Why Puerto Rico Faces Worse Perils Than Texas and Florida

Why Puerto Rico Faces Worse Perils Than Texas and Florida

Center for Latin American Studies' affiliate faculty member, Dr. Carlos Suarez Carrasquillo, was interviewed regarding the current crisis in Puerto Rico, for the online publication Knowledge@Wharton, part of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Karen Dayanna Cardona-Zapata

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

Karen is specializing in Crime, Law, and Governance. Her research focuses on analyzing the different forms of violent repression utilized by paramilitary groups against trade unionists in Colombia, and the resistance tactics that unions use to respond. With this research, Karen hopes to bring to light human rights violations perpetrated by paramilitary groups with the aid of multinational companies. She also hopes that the testimonies of victims of paramilitary violence can be taken into account/made visible during the peace process.

Student Spotlight

Daniel McQuillan

Master of Sustainable Development Practice (2012)

Daniel is currently the Manager of the Agriculture & Livelihoods portfolio for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala and Mexico, based in Guatemala City. He oversees projects related to value chains such as coffee, food security, and natural resource management in the Dry Corridor and Western Highlands of Guatemala as well as in Oaxaca in Mexico.

Alumni Spotlight

Rebecca Hanson

Assistant Professor

Beginning Fall 2017, Rebecca Hanson will join the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Law as an assistant professor. Dr. Hanson will receive her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia in August 2017. Broadly her research has focused on analyzing the unintended consequences of state policies that are meant to deepen and extend democracy.

Faculty Spotlight

Karen Dayanna Cardona-Zapata

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

Karen is specializing in Crime, Law, and Governance. Her research focuses on analyzing the different forms of violent repression utilized by paramilitary groups against trade unionists in Colombia, and the resistance tactics that unions use to respond. With this research, Karen hopes to bring to light human rights violations perpetrated by paramilitary groups with the aid of multinational companies. She also hopes that the testimonies of victims of paramilitary violence can be taken into account/made visible during the peace process.

Student Spotlight



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Calendar of Events

Delve into Latin America and the Caribbean through the various events that are planned throughout the year! Don't miss a moment of the action; check out our Calendar of Events.

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