Center Blog

Welcome to the blog for the Center for Latin American Studies. Articles on our blog highlight center news, faculty interviews and publications, student accomplishments, and much more.

Amazon’s Wildfires Raise Alarm

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Florida Teachers Participate in Teacher Exchange with Mexico

The goal of the program is for educators in Mexico and the United States to share knowledge and perspectives on educational systems and teaching pedagogies. Read More

Dr. Wendy Townsend - Inspirational Scholar, Teacher, Colleague

For over 35 years and up until just a few weeks ago, Wendy worked with indigenous people and university students on sustainable resource use issues, including a recent project targeted at indigenous knowledge of native bees. Read More

Dr. Carlos Suárez Carrasquillo Interviewed Regarding Ongoing Events in Puerto Rico

Dr. Suárez was interviewed by multiple news sources regarding Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. Read More

Dr. Carlos de la Torre Appointed Director of the Center for Latin American Studies

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Improving policies and instruments to address cumulative impacts of small hydropower in the Amazon

Dr. Simone Athayde co-authored an article published in ScienceDirect. Read More

Harassed: An Interview with Rebecca Hanson and Patricia Richards

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Read about Professor Darwing Azael Pérez Santiago, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies

The purpose of Darwing’s visit was to observe the approaches and techniques currently used in all levels of formal education in the United States. Read More

Abdias do Nascimento Academic Exchange Program at the University of Florida

An Empowering Experience for Black Brazilian Students. Read More

Farewell to Dr. Philip J. Williams

This summer, Dr. Philip J. Williams is stepping down from his role as director of the Center for Latin American Studies. Read More

Women Leading Change: Human Rights and Environmental Justice in Latin America

The 2019 Women Leading Change workshop is the first in a series of four collaborative Title VI-funded interdisciplinary working groups co-sponsored and hosted by the UF and UA Centers for Latin American Studies. Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Anabell Iglesias

Certificate in Latin American Studies (LAS) Alumna, 2010 Read More

Between Gainesville and San Juan: A Title VI Collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico

The Center for Latin American Studies continues to expand collaborations with the University of Puerto Rico. Read More

Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco

Dr. Penelope Anthias visited the Center for Latin American Studies to discuss her book Limits to Decolonization. Read More

Resilient Landscapes: Terracing and Settlement Ecology across the Maya Lowlands

What can we learn from landscape patterns of past civilizations? According to a new project led by University of Florida faculty, ancient landscapes can help us design, plan, organize, and maintain systems that are resilient to cultural and ecological change. To better understand this concept, an interdisciplinary and international team of researchers will conduct a study of household, community, and landscape resilience in the Maya lowlands of southern Mexico. Read More

The Indigenous State: Race, Politics, and Performance in Plurinational Bolivia

Book talk with Dr. Nancy Postero, UC San Diego (Anthropology) Read More

New UF Study Explains How to Prevent Dengue Risk in the Galapagos

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International Workshop - Afro-Latin American Studies: Visibility, Collaboration and Protagonism

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Stand Up & Holler

All for the Center for Latin American Studies! Read More

“My dream is for food security worries to be something of the past.”

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Venezuela’s Popular Sectors and the Future of a Country

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How Washington Funded the Counterrevolution in Venezuela

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Brazil's new president has started taking steps towards damaging the 'lungs of the planet'

In a January radio interview, special secretary for strategic projects Maynard Marques de Santa Rosa announced the administration's plans for three major projects that will impact the Amazon. Read More

Understanding the Venezuelan Crisis

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In Paraguay, Rapid Deforestation Is the Price of an Economic Boom

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“We can have conservation and development in the Amazon.”

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Knowledge@Wharton Interview with Rebecca Hanson

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Amazon deforestation, already rising, may spike under Bolsonaro

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Venezuela at Another Crossroads

Juan Guaidó has declared himself the president of Venezuela. What comes next? Read More

“The Amazon is essential.”

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UF, UPR, and dLOC Receive Grant Award to Digitize Threatened Newspaper Microfilm of the Caribbean

The project is titled Film on a Boat: Digitizing Historical Newspapers of the Caribbean. Read More

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies invites applications from highly motivated students for the Master of Arts in Latin American Studies degree program (MALAS). Read More