Have you ever wondered…
- Why is Latin America so crucial to the U.S. economy and culture?
- Why do so many U.S. places have Spanish names?
- What can the history of Mexico, Cuba and Latin America teach you about your own history?
- Should the war on drugs happen on both sides of the border?
- Why is the border between Mexico and the U.S. a wall?
- Is Spanish the U.S. second language?
- How did the U.S. become one of the largest Spanish speaking countries in the world?
- Why do Latin Americans think of L.A. or Miami as Latin American cities?
- Can you tell which aspects of Latin American culture you come across in your everyday life?
- What do media representations of Latino and Latin Americans tell us, or not tell us, about the region and our cultures?
- How is knowing about human rights abuses in Latin America and the Caribbean also a way of understanding U.S. history?
- Why do some Latin American countries count the U.S. as their major trading partner – and is that a good thing
- Why do U.S. authors like David Foster Wallace, Toni Morrison and Elizabeth Bishop read the prose of Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Marquez and Clarice Lispector?
- What does the novel Moby Dick have to do with Latin America?
What is a Latin@, a Chican@, a Hispanic, a Nuyorican?
Do you want to have answers to these questions? Join the Latin American Studies Program!
Please, contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have!