Latin American Resources
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Bibliographies and General Resource Guides
- Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS): A bibliography on Latin America of works selected and annotated by scholars. It is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and is available in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
- Online Publications from and about Latin America: From the library of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), a site of links to publications by country.
- Sources for Latin American Studies: A bibliography for sources to guides, encyclopedias, indexes, bibliographies, library catalogues, biographical works, statistics, government documents, history, and ethnology on Latin America.
- Latin America and the Caribbean: From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a site with information on education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information in Latin America by country.
- Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Online: A database of journal articles about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S.
Latino and Chicano Resources
- Chicano/LatinoNet: A resource for information on Chicano/Latino research at the University of California Riverside, UCLA, and elsewhere.
- National Latino Research Center (NLRC): The NLRC explores cultural competency in public agencies, migrant health, environmental justice, educational equity, civic engagement, community development, among other topics.
- Library Research Guide for Latino Studies: A site with encyclopedias, handbooks, readers, guides, and other reference material for Latino studies.
Bookstores and Vendors
- Latin America Bureau: An independent research and publishing organization focusing on issues of human rights, development, culture, and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- ACQWeb: A directory of publishers and vendors.
- Cambridge University Press: Academic and professional publishing that covers a wide variety of subjects, including Latin America.
University and Research Resources
- Repositories of Primary Sources: Latin America and the Caribbean: A collection of links to archives and national libraries of countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC): A site of links covering a wide variety of subjects on Latin America from the University of Texas at Austin.
- The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection: A collection including online publications and online exhibits on Latin America.
- Cuban Heritage Collection: Links to digital manuscripts, photographs, letters, maps, and other resources from the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection.
Language and Literature
- The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project: A site of glyphs, images, phonetic values, and semantic values of the Mayan language, along with digitally transcribed Mayan texts.
- Verbos: A website that translates and conjugates verbs between Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
- Latin America: The Lore and History of Maize: A site of links on maize’s role in Latin American countries’ histories.
- Mexican and Latin American Literature: A selection of literature from Mexico and Latin America, as well as indigenous literature.
Creatures and Other Phenomena
- InfoNatura: A source on conservation and an educational resource animals and ecosystems of Latin America and the Caribbean
- Caribbean Conservation Corporation: A non-profit organization focusing on the protection of sea turtles and the conservation of their habitat.
- El Niño and La Niña: Information on El Niño and La Niña and its impact on Panama.
- El Niño/La Niña: A collection of links to sites dealing with the impacts of El Niño, focusing on the extreme weather phenomena.
U.S. Government Sources and Statistics
- Development Statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean: A companion to the annual publication Latin America and the Caribbean: Selected Economic and Social Data, the site provides data on the socio-economic status of Latin American countries and the Caribbean.
- The National Security Archive on Latin American Projects: An online collection of recently de-classified U.S. government documents relating to U.S. foreign policy and intervention throughout Latin America.
- Washington Office on Latin America: A source for information on human rights issues, the drug trade, military conflict, and economic issues in Latin America.
- National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO): The leadership organization for the U.S.’s more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials.
- The World Factbook: From the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a site with information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues by country.
- Country Studies: 101 country studies published between 1988 and 1998 with facts on countries’ geography, society, economy, transportation, communications, government, politics and history.
Embassies (in the U.S. for Latin American Countries)
- Brazilian Embassy: The Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
- Embassy of Colombia: The Colombian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
- Embassy of Costa Rica: The Costa Rican Embassy in Washington, D.C.
- Embassy of Haiti: The Haitian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
- Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Latin American Government Sources and Leaders
- Latin American Election Statistics: A resource for election statistics on the municipal, state, and federal levels by country.
- Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas (FIPA): A site that facilitates the interaction of parliamentarians through its Virtual Parliament with information on FIPA and its activities.
- The Organization of American States (OAS): An organization focused on bringing together nations of the Western Hemisphere to confront shared problems, such as poverty, terrorism, and corruption.
- Caribbean Community (CARICOM): A site reporting on the community of leaders of the Caribbean.
- Political Database of the Americas: A source of information on constitutions, political parties, electoral systems, among other topics.
Maps, Geography, Travel, and Weather
- Maps of the Americas: From the Perry-Casta ñ eda Library Map Collection, a site with links to maps of the regions Central America and South America as well as North America. Maps of the countries within those regions are also available. In addition, political maps, reference maps, and historical maps are available.
- Latin American Travel Association: A website with information on each country in Latin America, including highlights on food, festivals, when to go, and what is needed for travel arrangements.
- Temperature Precipitation Table: Current conditions of Latin America by country issued by the National Weather Service.