UF Center for Latin American Studies

2018 Latin American Studies Alumni Awards

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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.

Statement from Brazilian Students at the Center for Latin American Studies

Statement from Brazilian Students at the Center for Latin American Studies

In the face of the brutal execution of Marielle Franco, a councilwoman of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from the Maré community and her driver Anderson Gomes, the Brazilian students linked to the University of Florida's Center for Latin American Studies publicly manifest their grievance for their deaths.

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Behind the Scenes of Venezuela's Deadly Prison Fire

Behind the Scenes of Venezuela's Deadly Prison Fire

A fire killed scores of inmates after a riot in a Venezuelan jail in the early morning hours of March 28. Sixty-six detainees died in the flames, as did two female visitors. The incident was horrifying, but it was not a surprise for those familiar with the state of the country’s prison system.

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Brazil Owes Debt of Gratitude to UF Scientist

Brazil Owes Debt of Gratitude to UF Scientist

UF Center for Latin American Studies' visiting scholar Dr. Ernane C. Rabelo, published an article in the Gainesville Sun. The article highlights the work done in Brazil by Peter Rolfs, the dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Florida (1915-1920).

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Maja Jeranko

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"Coming from Slovenia straight to the Center for Latin American Studies, I was immediately welcomed into a stimulating environment of faculty and graduate students with strong connections to the region, who encouraged me to reflect critically on my own assumptions, role, and design of the research project that I eventually carried out in Quito. The MALAS program equipped me with both theoretical and practical knowledge that inspired me to me to return to Ecuador after graduation, and share my findings with groups of people from different sociocultural worlds that I was working with."

MALAS Alumna

Camila Pazos

Master of Sustainable Development Practice (2012)

"Because MDP is an interdisciplinary degree, one of the most helpful things for me was that I was able to work on various areas, which helps me understand and speak with a wide array of people given that my role is more on the institutional side rather than in the field. Because I had to take classes in areas such as natural resources management, entrepreneurship, and global health, I am able to effectively evaluate and vet proposals from entrepreneurs all over the world who are doing work across program areas and regions."

MDP Alumna

Sarah Pattison

Certificate in Latin American Studies

"Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from your peers. In Latin American Studies classes, everyone comes from a different background with their own unique experiences and knowledge. Discussions challenge you and present new perspectives. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, clarify, or contest issues. And make sure to take advantage of the outside of class experiences!"

LAS Alumna

Maja Jeranko

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"Coming from Slovenia straight to the Center for Latin American Studies, I was immediately welcomed into a stimulating environment of faculty and graduate students with strong connections to the region, who encouraged me to reflect critically on my own assumptions, role, and design of the research project that I eventually carried out in Quito. The MALAS program equipped me with both theoretical and practical knowledge that inspired me to me to return to Ecuador after graduation, and share my findings with groups of people from different sociocultural worlds that I was working with."

MALAS Alumna



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