Latin America News

"A Day Without a Mexican, Un Dia Sin Mexicanos"

May 14, 2004
The movie describes the state of California if all Latinos, specifically Mexicans, would disappear. Who would mow the lawns, pick the fruit, and do many other jobs that simply go unnoticed? The film is being released first in California and Texas; thereafter depending on it's success, will determine whether the film is released nationwide. To find out more, visit their website.

Tomás Rivera Policy Institute Announces New Study Findings

May 03, 2004
"Awareness of financial aid options is critically lacking in the Latino community, and that lack of awareness has a direct impact on college attendance and achievement. That is one of the key findings from a new survey conducted by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California and commissioned by The Sallie Mae Fund." For further information please go to the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute website.

Mexico Public Policy Scholars Selected for the 2004-2005 Academic year

Apr 08, 2004
The scholars will each spend a period of six-months residence in Washington, D.C. at the Woodrow Wilson Center. They will work on their own research projects and be available to participate in conferences, seminars, and meetings on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations while in Washington. On their return to Mexico, they will serve as a key resource on U.S. politics and Mexico-U.S. relations.

Congressional Hearings on Immigration

Apr 08, 2004
As the immigration debate is further discussed in Congress, summaries on the latest Congressional hearings are available through the Mexico Institute. For further information, please visit the respective Committee Hearings' websites.

Mexico and the United States: How We Perceive Each Other

Apr 07, 2004
On February 27, the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, in conjunction with Letras Libres magazine, convened journalists, diplomats, and businesspeople from Mexico and the United States at a conference exploring how both countries view and interact with each other.

Bordering on Better Relations

Apr 07, 2004
Mexico and the United States share a 2,000-mile border, but only recently have the two countries begun developing healthy bilateral relations, evolving from distant neighbors to cautious partners.

Viva Mexico

Apr 01, 2004
Washington, DC area cultural institutions have joined with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Meico to present a celebration of Mexican culture this spring and summer through various exhibitions performances and events.

New book on Cuba available for download

Mar 15, 2004
Religion, Culture, and Society: The Case of Cuba is now available as a .pdf file. This book is the result of a January 21-22, 2003 conference that included a series of six panels that focused on religion, culture and society in Cuba and their relationship to the formation of identity both in Cuba and across international borders. To download a copy of this publication, see our publications page.

New books featured on Publications page

Mar 05, 2004
Beyond Imagined Communities; Illegal Drugs, Economy, and Society in the Andes; Crime and Violence in Latin America; and Entre el crimen y el castigo are new titles now featured on our publications page.

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