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Latin America eyes U.S. colleges

Some interesting news about Latin America: Here’s some good news for Latin America: after decades of relative academic isolation, the region’s two biggest countries — Brazil and Mexico — are dramatically increasing their numbers of students attending U.S. universities. New data from the Institute of International Education’s “Open Doors” report show that Latin America is […]

Pope Francis, Arriving in Cuba, Seeks to Revive Church

HAVANA — In brokering the historic thaw between Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis stepped squarely into the thorny realm of geopolitics, sending letters to the presidents of both nations, playing host to secret meetings in the halls of the Vatican and nudging the Cold War enemies to put a half-century of vitriol and […]

Jeff Rubin Co-Edits Special Issue of Latin American Research Review

Jeff Rubin, research associate for the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, an affiliated center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, has co-edited a special issue of the Latin American Research Review (LARR). Rubin, a professor of History, is one of the editors of the 2014 special issue […]

Prof. Jeff Rubin’s writes an op-ed on the Brazilian Election

“The face of power in Brazil is becoming ever more diverse. The top two candidates in Brazil’s presidential race on Sunday are both leftists and women, one of whom is black. They are President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party and Afro-Brazilian environmentalist Marina Silva. The private sector’s preferred candidate, a white man from Brazil’s […]

Professor Adela Pineda (Romance Studies) has released a co-edited volume on the Mexican revolution, “Open Borders to a Revolution: Culture, Politics, and Migration.”

Open Borders to a Revolution: Culture, Politics, and Migration Edited by Jaime Marroquín Arredondo, Adela Pineda Franco, and Magdalena Mieri This book studies the effects of the Mexican Revolution in the United States in such spheres as diplomacy, politics, and intellectual thought. To mark the bicentennial of Latin America’s independence from Spain and the centennial […]

Brazil Lecture/Film Series: Sept. – Nov.

“Get to know Brazil” a lecture by Fernando Igreja, Ministro The Deputy Consul of Brazil in Boston Tuesday, September 28 5:00pm International Programs 888 Commonwealth Ave Room 240 Ministro Igreja will give a presentation that takes a look back upon recent political and historical milestones in Brazil and how they have shaped Brazil’s emerging influence […]

Mexican Revolution’s 100th Anniversary Events: Oct. – Nov.

Mexican Revolution’s 100th Anniversary Events: October – November This program is an extension of “Creating an Archetype: The Influence of the Mexican Revolution in the US,” a large-scale symposium and cultural festival commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution atWashington, D.C.’s National Museum of American History. The entire program received federal support from the […]