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ABC News

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Recommended because the official webpage of ABC News provides access to current events as well as country and regional profiles; this site is useful for accessing general information on foreign countries and regions. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Global Education Resources (Indiana).

Amanakaa’s Amazon Network

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Recommended because it links to information on this non-profit organizations efforts to support the environmental and human rights, environmental and development issues, and education of indigenous people in the Amazon River Basin. It may be best to start with the pages link to resources. This is no longer an active organization, however the site still exists with archival information. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

American Friends Service Committee

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Recommended because this site provides summer work programs in Latin America for high school students. the Trade in the Americas link is informative.

Caribbean Media Corporation (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides news on the Caribbean by the Caribbean News Agency, a premier provider of news and information on the English-speaking Caribbean. Start by the Caribbean Newspapers link. Be aware of the current news is given in snipets… to get the full article, a subsription is needed. Nice site to get ideas and key words for further research.

Children’s Literature. In A Comprehensive Chicano Bibliography, 1960-1972.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it contains brief citations for one hundred titles. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Talbot, M. J., & Cruz, G. R. (1973). Austin, Texas: Jenkins Publishing Co.

Media Type: Book

Columbia University Institute of Latin American Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies.

Cornell University Latin American Studies Program

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Cornell University’s Latin American Studies Program.

Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State (Ohio State) (the site currently not working)

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Recommended because the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University wants to increase its contact with the broader Columbus community. Therefore, classes for graduates and undergraduates, current research being pursued by the faculty, and community outreach activities are publicly posted. Be sure to visit the outreach section of the page to learn about Latin American book clubs and seminars for teachers (if you live in the central Ohio area). Be aware of Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Tim Dove Last Modified: 11/06/2004

Directory of Development Organizations (Texas)

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Recommended because the Directory of Development Organizations 2002 has been prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work, both among NGOs, research institutions, governments and private sector organizations. Start by examining the Directory as a compilation of contact data of the main sources of assistance available for private sector development (micro, small an medium-sized enterprises) and poverty reduction. Be aware of the fact that this site has a wide range of organizations is included in the Directory: international organizations, government ministries, private sector institutions, development agencies, universities, research and training institutes, NGOs/PDOs, grantmakers, banks, microfinance institutions, and development consulting firms. These organizations promote both private sector development and poverty alleviation, through: the financial sector and microfinance, trade and business development services, rural development and appropriate technology, small enterprise development and policy reforms, community development and social protection, gender and participation, environment and health, research, training and education. From the DDO website. Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Florida International University Latin American & Caribbean Center

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Florida International University’s Latin American & Caribbean Center.

Granma Internacional

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Recommended because Granma Internacional is the official newspaper of the Republic of Cuba. The site is bookmarked in English, but the the newspaper does have Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German online versions. The newspaper is divided into the following sections: International, Our America, Sports, Culture, This Week, News, From Our Mailbag, and Arts in the World. A good resource into a glimpse of Cuban media. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove, 9/2003.

Hispanic Materials and Programs: Bibliography.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it contains the listings of both fiction and nonfiction are divided into English and Spanish titles. Appropriate grade levels are included, with detailed annotations. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: de Cortes, Oralia Garza, and Zwick, Louise Yarian (1992). In Venture into Cultures: A Resource Book of Multicultural Materials and Programs Carla D. Hayden (Editor). Chicago: American Library Association.

Media Type: Book

Hispanic Online (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides news articles on topics that include politics & opinion, arts & entertainment, education, etc. Start by visiting the Research & Resources link. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002;updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

I*EARN (Indiana)

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Recommended because I*EARN encourages young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world. It is a nonprofit international organization that links elementary and high schools in over 30 countries to collaborate on education projects. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Tim Dove Last Modified: 11/06/2004

In Against Borders: Promoting Books for a Multicultural World, Latinos

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because one section of the chapter on Ethnic USA is devoted to Latinos. The majority of the books listed were published in the 1980s and 1990s. Divided into nonfiction, fiction, and videos, the entries include appropriate grade levels and detailed annotations. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Rochman, Hazel (1993). Chicago: American Library Association.

Media Type: Book

Indiana University Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Notre Dame Kellogg Institute

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Indiana University’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Information Services Latin America (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a news monitoring and collecting service. Start by visiting the Latin America on the Web link for the “spotlight piece” and the Linkssections. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Inforpress CentroAmericana (Texas)

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Recommended because it is media resource on Central America. The site links to country-specific information and news sources. There are short paragraphs raising questions and issues regarding different Central American nations. Be aware of the fact to see the entire article or references you need to subscribe. It is still a good site to visit if you know little of the region and wish to aquaint yourself with the complex questions of the day.

Latin America and the Caribbean: A Critical Guide to Research Sources

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it contains lists all manner of published library reference tools that one would find useful in doing Latin American-related research. Global Education Resources, Indiana University

Citation: Covington, Paula H. (Ed.) (1992). New York: Greenwood Press.

Media Type: Book

Latin American Authors in English Translation (Ohio State) (the site currently not working)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because once monthly during the school year and more frequently during the summer the Columbus community is welcomed to attend the Latin American book club at Barnes and Nobles in Arlington. The literature is translated into English, but the culture of the region is nonetheless maintained. Sessions are led by Latin Americanists at OSU. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Tim Dove Last Modified: 11/06/2004

Latin American Database (New Mexico)

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Recommended because it provides weekly news bulletins and articles on Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Start by SourceMex, NotiCen, NotiSur. This site is a part of the University of New Mexico’s Latin American Database, a news and educational service on Latin America. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Latin American Magazines Links (Texas)

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Recommended because it links to online Latin American magazines as a part of LANIC’s media resources. There are country-specific, regional, and international online magazines as well as a directory of electronic publications. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Latin American Media & Communications Links

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Recommended because it links to online media and communications resources (i.e., magazines, television, radio, newspapers, etc.). An excellent place to start for media resources, especially Spanish/Portuguese-language resources. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Latin American Newsletters : Newsroom (Texas)

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Recommended because this site has some brief news articles from around Latin America (in English). Gives an overview of some of the issues of the day from different countries. Be aware of a new feature of a real time scrolling news box.

Latin American Newspapers Links (Texas)

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Recommended because it links to online Latin American newspapers as a part of LANIC’s media resources. There are general, country-specific, and regional newspaper links as well as links to Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Latin American Press

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Recommended because it provides region/country-specific news articles. It may be best to start with the country data, themes, and the cover stories for specific information and articles. Be aware of the fact that the lead page articles are brief but give you a quick overview of current events.

Latin American Radio Links

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Recommended because it links to online radio resources in Latin America as a part of LANIC’s media resources. It links to programming and distributors, regional & country-specific, and international radio services and resources. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002, Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Latin American Studies Association (Pittsburgh)

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Recommended because of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 5,500 members, thirty percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.From LASA website. Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Latin American Studies Program : College of the Holy Cross (Texas)

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Recommended because the sources of text are from varied sources throughout U.S. and world news agencies. This site gives a variety of multiple perspectives regarding important and current Latin American news items. The navigation is easy. The user clicks on a country name and gets links to the latest headlines and articles about that country. The source of the article is also listed with the title of the article on the list page.

Latin American Television Links

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Recommended because it links to online television resources in Latin America as a part of LANIC’s media resources. It links to programming and distributors, regional & country-specific, and international television services and resources, Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002, Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Latin American Working Group (Human Rights)

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Recommended because this site contains updates on legislation, action alerts, and links to the 66 organizations in the coalition. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Seminar at NCSS Convention.

Latino Materials: A Multimedia Guide for Children and Young Adults

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because books and films for elementary and secondary grades are divided within three bibliographies, those having a Mexican-American focus, those with a Puerto Rican focus, and general, referring to all Spanish-speaking groups. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Duran, Daniel Flores (1979). New York: Neal, Schuman.

Media Type: Book

LatinTrade.com (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is a newsite with an economic focus (i.e., industry, commerce, energy, finance, etc.). This newsite provides current events information like a Latin American version of the Wall Street Journal. It may be best to start with Today’s Top Stories. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Life and Debt. (2001).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this may be the best video overview of the effects of globalization on one society in this instance, Jamaica. Life and Debt focuses on the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Jamaica, but it’s much more than that. It weaves together interviews with the IMF deputy director, farmers, workers, scholars, a former Prime Minister (Michael Manley); a narration based on Jamaica Kincaids A Small Place (see p. 54); Jamaican music; life in a tourist hotel; and a kind of Greek chorus of Rastafarian men who comment on Jamaica’s neocolonial plight. The conclusion: Jamaican society has been devastated by high interest payments on its external debt (52% of the entire national budget), cheap imports (potatoes, peanuts, carrots, milk powder, chicken), the WTO ruling forcing Jamaica’s bananas into direct competition with much cheaper bananas from Central and South America, and exploitative practices in Jamaica’s World Bank pushed free zone. (Of course, there are some economic winners: Because of high crime, one security firm featured has gone from 120 guards employed to between 1800 and 1900 guards and over 300 dogs.) It’s this relatively comprehensive video walk through Jamaica’s economy that can help students see the relationship between farm conditions and sweatshops, and provides a partial answer to the sweatshop defense: Well, no one is forcing people to go to work in these places.
Review from Rethinking Schools/Rethinking Globalization Resources Page, 07/2002.

Media Type: Media

MADRE: An International Women’s Rights Organization

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because MADRE is a women-operated and women-led organization that seeks to address issues of health, education, economic development and other human rights that impact women and families worldwide. The site links to relevant programs by country (i.e., Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, and Nicaragua), MADRE’s international advocacy program, articles and fact sheets, and Travel with MADRE (i.e., Voyages with a Vision and Sisters without Borders). The site also links to other women’s human rights organizations and resources. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

MANA–A Latina Organization (Texas)

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Recommended because MANA, a National Latina Organization, is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. Its mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development and community action. MANA fulfills its mission through programs designed to develop the leadership skills of Latinas, promote community service by Latinas, and provide Latinas with advocacy opportunities. Support for these programs is derived from members, corporations, foundations, and government grants. Founded in 1974 by Mexican-American women, the membership voted to become MANA, a National Latina Organization in honor of the diversity of its ranks. Today MANA advocates for all Latinas. From MANA website. Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Michigan State University Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Michigan State University’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies .

National Council for the Social Studies

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Recommended because this site contains lesson plans and resources for those who are members of NCSS. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

New Mexico State University Center for Latin American Studies and Border Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the New Mexico State University’s Center for Latin American Studies and Border Studies.

Newspapers Online

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Recommended because it is a online international newspaper megasite. Start by typing in the country of interest or search by region… Caribbean, Central or South America immediately below.

North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) (Texas)

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Recommended because this site provides information on U.S.-Latin American relations and political, social, economic, and global issues in the Americas. It may be best to start with the Links section (i.e., indigenous issues, human rights resources, country specific links, etc.). Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Organization of American States (New Mexico)

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Recommended because this site information on the development of the OAS as an organization that supports democracy, human rights, and commerce between and among nations of the Americas as well as issues surrounding justice, security, and education. It is best to start with the search links pull-down menu. Also, teachers and students may find the sites Webcasts (i.e., video, radio, etc.) to be of interest. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Pan American Health Organization (Texas)

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Recommended because this site provides information on international and region-specific public health issues (i.e., adequate water supply, sanitation, access to health care, etc.). It may be best to start with the Health Data, Public Health Topics, and Resources links. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Periodista Digital (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides extensive links to information from newspapers around the world, reports on the economy of various regions, online reference tools, and other resources designed for journalists for those who read Spanish. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Rainforest Action Network

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Recommended because it provides information on corporate relationships with the rainforest, human rights of those impacted by the rain forest, benefits and disadvantages of energy use regarding the environment, and resources for teachers and students. Start with Get Involved, and Resources sections.  Also see Rainforest Heroes section for primary student resources. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

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Rainforest Alliance (Texas)

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Recommended because this site provides information on tropical/rainforest preservation and conservation. It may be best to start with the Kids & Teachers, Programs, and Resources/Facts links. The site also links to other rainforest-related sites. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Stanford University Center for Latin American Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Stanford University’s Center for Latin American Studies.

Summit of the Americas Center (Florida International)

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Recommended because this site was established and is operated by the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. It may be best to start with the subtopics and links & resources under the four main topic headings–trade & integration, human security, democracy & government, and sustainable development. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

THE LATIN AMERICAN VIDEO ARCHIVES (LAVA) (Texas)

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Recommended because for decades Latin American film makers have been producing important, innovative and authentic films and video tapes which depict their histories and cultures from a Latin American perspective. Because the predominant flow of media is from North to South, the vast majority of Latin American cinema and video is rarely seen in the United States. To address this imbalance the Latin American Video Archive (LAVA) has created an on-line searchable database and ordering service which includes thousands of Latin American titles and unites the collections of hundreds of U.S. and foreign distributors and individual film/video makers into a central, on-line location. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

The United Nations CyberSchoolBus (Indiana)

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Recommended because available in English, Spanish, and French versions, this site features a wealth of information for students and teachers. You can find profiles of and curricula on cities worldwide, pictures from around the world with commentary from the artists, graphs and charts of topics ranging from health to population, and information on how and when to chat with United Nations representatives. Check out the flag quiz. It could be used large group for fun. Be aware of the fact that some lesson plans are available for middle school. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove 09/2003.

Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

UC San Diego Office of Latin American Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the UC San Diego Office of Latin American Studies.

UCLA Latin American Center

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the UCLA’s Latin American Center.

University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Chicago’s Center for Latin American Studies.

University of Connecticut Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Connecticut’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

University of Connecticut Institute of Puerto Rican & Latino Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Connecticut’s Institute of Puerto Rican & Latino Studies.

University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies.

University of Maryland Latin American Studies Center

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Maryland’s Latin American Studies Center .

University of Michigan Latin American & Caribbean Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Michigan’s Latin American & Caribbean Studies .

University of New Mexico Latin American & Iberian Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of New Mexico’s Latin American & Iberian Studies.

University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies .

University of Wisconsin Madison Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American & Iberian Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American & Iberian Studies .

Virtual Resource Station for Ohio Spanish Teachers (Ohio State) (the site currently not working)

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Recommended because the Virtual Resource Station for Ohio Spanish Teachers is a center designed to provide assistance and resources to Spanish teachers throughout the state of Ohio. The Center for Latin American Studies at the Ohio State University, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the Ohio State University, and the Ohio Foreign Language Association make their expertise available in multiple technological formats. A grant from the University Outreach and Engagement at OSU is supporting the phone-, fax-, email-, and WWW- accessible resource center which matches classroom needs with content rich resources. Once receiving your question(s), they will research the information for you, and respond (via email, fax, or phone) as soon as possible. In addition this web page links to: Maps (Online), Newspapers (Online), Radios (Online), Search Engines in Spanish, Dictionaries (Online), Web in the classroom, Latin America, Mexico, Pen Pals and Chat Rooms (Online), Animal sounds (interesting to compare between cultures), Pets, Meanings of names, Teaching Resources (Online), Vocabulary lists, lessons, Flashcards, Puzzle Maker, and Exercises. Some of the sites are in Spanish. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Tim Dove Last Modified: 11/06/2004

Washington Post–The Americas

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Recommended because it is the Washington Post’s online version/focus on the Americas. It may be best to start with Camera Works (provides photos of the last 24 hours of world events) and Live Online (the interactive feature with discussion and message boards). Be aware of the fact that you need to fill out a few questions to access, however the access is free. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 03/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Witness For Peace

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Recommended because this is a site that promotes social justice. In the words of the site designers, “Witness for Peace is a politically independent, grassroots organization. Our mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with people who seek justice.” Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Be aware of Action Tools…the best part of the site.

Zona Latina

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Recommended because it is a megasite on media resources on and about Latin America. It may be best to start with the Children’s Resources, Latin American Photo Gallery, and Country Information links. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove 9/2003.