External Links


  • Consortium of Latin American Studies Program (CLASP)
    • CLASP promotes all facets of Latin American studies throughout the world. On its Web site you will find a comprehensive list of summer programs in less-commonly taught and indigenous Latin American languages offered by universities throughout the United States.
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
    • LASA is a worldwide professional association for individuals and institutions whom are dedicated to the study of Latin America.
  • Oxford Latin American Economic History Database (OxLAD)
    • OxLAD contains statistical information for economic and social indicators for twenty Latin American countries for the period 1900-2000.
  • Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
    • From humanities to regional resources and education, LANIC offers information on almost every aspect of Latin America. Check also LANIC Classroom, Current & Recent News, and information on upcoming national elections in the region.
  • Intecambios
    • Our mission is to improve cultural understanding, global perspective, and Spanish and English language skills by connecting University Students from Spain with University of Illinois students who share common interests, goals, and ambitions.
    • Nuestra misión es mejorar el conocimiento cultural, la perspectiva global, y la adquisición del español y el inglés.Queremos conectar a estudiantes universitarios de España con estudiantes de la Universidad de Illinois que tengan intereses, metas y ambiciones similare
    • The project -- -- is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S. I think this information is very valuable to students today who are not only dealing with the competitive nature of higher education, but also the rising costs of it.
  • WORLD Digital Library:

    • The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

      The principal objectives of the WDL are to: Promote international and intercultural understanding; Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet; Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences; Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.

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  • Wuqu' Kawoq: Strengthening Mayan Language and Medicine

    • Wuqu' Kawoq was founded in 2007 by a group of development workers partnering with indigenous communities in Guatemala with the intent of addressing this problem. Although new as an organization, the founding members have a demonstrated commitment to indigenous Mayans, with 20 years of combined experience in Guatemala and proficiency in several Mayan languages.
      Click here to visit their site
  • Portal Domínio Público
    • Produced by the Brazilian government, this free-access digital library gathers academic thesis and dissertations, works of literature and poetry, music and some videos.
      Click here to visit their site
  • The Chiapas Project
    • The Chiapas Project and Richard Flamer run a small Catholic Worker Farm just outside San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas (on the road to Guatemala). Our work involves working with our local community in developmental projects including stove building, chickens, rabbits, red worms for fertilizer, etc. Additionally we house passing migrants as the need arises. We are also involved with various community groups in building a clinic (at Campo Santiago), a church (in 5 de Marzo) and a school (also at 5 de Marzo.) We are actively involved with various groups of Nuns, a small AIDS hospice, refugee camps, etc. We occasionally host Graduate students who want to work in the region and assist them in making contacts, finding lodging, etc.
      Visit our website for further information and fotos Click here to visit their site or write to Richard Flamer
  • Operation Groundswell
    • Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that offers backpacking-style group volunteer programs to the developing world. We pride ourselves on providing the most genuine, ethical, and affordable opportunities out there
      Click here to visit their site
  • Mano A Mano. Working hand-in-hand to improve lives of rural Bolivia

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