Information Resources 
Latin American Resources
Alternative Media
Alternative Perspectives on Latin American Issues

Countries (work in process)
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Cuba 
Guatemala 
Haiti
México
México/U.S. Border
Venezuela

Groups and Communities
Chicanos/as and Latinos/as
Indigenous Peoples
Resistance Movements
Women
Afrolatinos
Sexuality

Organizations
Non-profit organizations working on Latin American issues
Human Rights
Academic Working Groups
Intergovernamental Organizations
Environmental Organizations
Language Schools


This page is a work in progress. Please contact us with your suggestions for new links to isla@lmi.net.
 

Information Resources

Latin American Resources

amelatine
http://www.amelatine.com
Monthly, free e-publication, in French. Focus on all aspects of culture, all parts of Latin America. Also a great avenue for exploring other web-sites.

La Insignia
http://www.lainsignia.org
Articles in Spanish and Portuguese covering a wide array of topics, both international and regional. Includes up-to-date, independent reporting on topics and countries receiving little press coverage (such as Uruguay and Paraguay.)

Alternatives for the Americas
http://socrates.berkeley.edu:7001/Alternatives/
Web site dedicated to continuing the dialogue on trade in the Americas. Transcript excerpts and photographs form the U.C. Berkeley conference "Alternatives for the Americas," held in December of 1998.

Eco Travels in Latin America
http://www.planeta.com
Planeta.com promotes environmental conservation, cultural understanding and local economic development, particularly through responsible tourism. This informative site has reports and links on environmental issues, sustainable development and eco-tourism.

Globalizacion America Latina
http://www.globalizacion.org
Recursos, informacion y noticias en globalizacion, desarrollo y sociedad civil en America Latina.

Guía del Mundo/The World Guide: Una Visión desde el Sur
http://www.guiadelmundo.org.uy
Extraordinary World Almanac put together by the Instituto del Tercer Mundo in Uruguay. Covers political and social movements world-wide, including struggles for women's and indigenous rights. Updated weekly. In Spanish and English.

ILSA -- El Instituto Latinoamericano de Servicios Legales Alternativos 
http://www.ilsa.org.co/
Based in Colombia, ILSA is an NGO offering alternative legal services to excluded social sectors across Latin America and the Caribbean. Publishes bulletin El Portavoz. Web site in Spanish.

Instituto Universitario de Opinion Publica
http://www.uca.edu.sv/publica/iudop
Surveys, polls, and an extraordinarily informative bulletin produced by the Institute should be required reading for scholars and activists interested in El Salvador. This web-site is in Spanish.

Internet Resources for Latin America
http://lib.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/laguia
New Mexico State University database and resource information on Latin America and U.S. Latino communities. Provides search guide aimed mainly at scholarly research.

Latinamerica Press
http://www.latinamericapress.org
Independent information and analysis ffrom the heart of the region.
http://www.noticiasaliadas.org
Version en espanol.

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/
Comprehensive directory of links to Latin American countries and topics from the University of Texas.

Latin American Newsletters
http://www.latinnews.com/
On-line publishing service on economy, politics and business information. Provides news coverage.

Latin American Newspapers 
http://www.iadb.org
By the Felipe Herrera Library of the International Development Bank.

LatinWorld 
http://www.latinworld.com/
A directory of Internet resources on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The National Security Archives
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/
An independent non-governmental research institute and library based in Washington D.C., the Archives collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act. This web site contains extensive documents on Chile, Cuba, Guatemala and México.

Newspapers and Journals
http://www.georgetown.edu/LatAmerPolitical/Misc/journals.html#col
Georgetown University's comprehensive links to Latin American news sources.

Political Database of the Americas
http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/
"The Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies' Political Database of the Americas was founded to fill a void in the electronic informational resources available to students, academics, policy analysts and government officials on Latin American politics." In English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

stratfor.com 
http://www.stratfor.com
Conservative intelligence web site with extensive Latin America coverage.

Zona Latina
http://www.zonalatina.com/
Provides links to Latin American Media.

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Alternative Media

Agencia Latinoamericana de Información (ALAI)
http://www.alainet.org
ALAI is an alternative communications organization for Latin America based in Ecuador.

Brecha
http://www.brecha.com.uy/
Weekly newsmagazine from Uruguay.

Institute for Public Accuracy
http://www.accuracy.org
"As a nationwide consortium, the Institute for Public Accuracy represents an unprecedented effort to bring other voices to the mass-media table often dominated by a few major think tanks."

Making Contact Archive
http://www.vida.com/MakingContact/
The site has links to recent shows by the National Radio Project's "Making Contact." Available in RealAudio, program coverage includes Mexico under NAFTA, Haiti's peasant movement, and a discussion on Cuba's economy.

NACLA -- Report on the Americas
http://www.nacla.org
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). Progressive magazine on Latin American politics and cultures. Web site in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Proceso
http://www.proceso.com.mx/
Mexico's foremost political newsmagazine.

Sala de Prensa
http://www.saladeprensa.org
Discussion and information by independent Latin American journalists in pursuit of free speech. Site in Spanish.
"Nuestra principal meta es impulsar la libertad de prensa, la libertad de expresión y el derecho a la información en la región, mediante la promoción de la ética, la investigación, la precisión y el uso de nuevas tecnologías en el ejercicio periodístico iberoamericano, así como la protección de los periodistas."

The Weekly News Update on the Americas
http://home.earthlink.net/~dbwilson/wnuhome.html
A progressive news summary covering events throughout Latin American and the Caribbean. Updates only through subscription, but web site has useful articles and links.

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Alternative Perspectives on 
Latin American Issues

Central America Report 
http://www.worldcom.nl/CAR
Produced in Guatemala by Inforpress Centroamericana, the weekly report in English provides analysis of the region and its seven countries, based on contacts with local leaders, activists and analysts. Abstracts online free; full texts available only through subscription. Useful links to Central American newspapers.

Eduardo Galeano 
http://spin.com.mx/~hvelarde/uruguay/Galeano/
La página del célebre escritor uruguayo Eduardo Galeano. Contiene su biografía, crónicas, reseñas y cuentos.

Envío
http://www.uca.edu.ni/revista/envio/
Journal with analyses of politics and economic issues in Nicargua and Central America. Several articles are on Chiapas. In Spanish and English.

NAFTA: The Harsh Reality
http://www.naftalawsuit.uswa.org/
Provides a critical examination of the adverse effects of NAFTA.

NAFTA report on first 5 years
http://www.citizen.org/pctrade/nafta/reports/5years.htm
Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch report on NAFTA. Provides a critical assessment of all aspects covered by the notorious trade agreement.

Vida.com
http://www.vida.com/
Vida.com is a collection of sites relating to economic rights and international solidarity with groups in Chiapas and El Salvador.

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Countries

Bolivia

Noticias Bolivianas
http://www.noticiasbolivianas.com
A clearinghouse for links to a myriad of Bolvian publications.

Democracy Center's Cochababa branch
http://www.democracyctr.org/bolivia
Information produced by the Democracy Center's Cochabamba branch. Includes a Bolivia blog kept by Jim Shultz. Insightful, in-depth articles on timely subjects plus useful background information.

Brazil

Brazil Political Database
http://www.georgetown.edu/LatAmerPolitical/Countries/brazil.html
Georgetown University's useful database includes political parties, government branches, electoral data, press links, and more.

Amanaka'a Amazon Network 
http://www.amanakaa.org
Information on environmental activism.

Brazilink
http://www.brazilink.org
Connecting information, people and ideas on Brazil through electronic research. Fabulous link section.

Brazil Facts
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brasil/brafacts.html#Government
Including geography, people, government, economy, communication.

Brazzil magazine
http://www.brazzil.com/
A fun magazine covering "the Brazilian way of life, politics, economy, culture, and soul."

"Brazil's IMF Sponsored Disaster"
http://wwwdb.ix.de/tp/english/special/eco/6373/1.html
This 1999 essay by Michel Chossudovsky offers a detailed analysis of the Brazilian financial crisis.

Global Exchange's Brazil Campaign
http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/brazil/
Focuses on human rights work in Brazil. The site includes a directory of women's organizations.

Landless Workers Movement (MST)
http://www.mstbrazil.org
The MST is today the largest social movement in Latin America. Informative English-language site by the U.S.-based "Friends of the MST," with background information, special reports and action alerts.

Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)
http://www.mst.org.br.
The original MST web site, in Portuguese.

Terra: Brazil's Landless Movement
http://www.nytimes.com/specials/salgado/home/
This beautiful web site has a photo gallery of Sebastião Salgado's powerful images. It includes articles from The New York Times' archives.

Paulo Freire
http://nlu.nl.edu/ace/Resources/Freire.html
Profile of Brazil's foremost educator, with links and bibliography.

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Chile

Chile Political Database
http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/Countries/chile.html

Andén
http://www.eden.com/~carlos/anden.html
A link resource for Chilean culture and politics.

Human Rights in Chile: Then and Now 
http://www.derechoschile.com
This web site that traces the history of human rights in Chile from 1973, the year of the military coup, through to the present. This site brings you testimonies, documents, photographs, and other information of interest. Derechos Chile also offers an up to date news service on human rights in Chile. In English and Spanish.

Las Víctimas del General
http://www.ua.es/up/pinochet/documentos/victimas/chile1.htm
Testimonies written by some of Pinochet's victims, such as Hortensia Bussio, widow of Salvador Allende. Put together by the Spanish newspaper El País.

Law Lords Decision in Pinochet Case
http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/ld199899/ldjudgmt/jd990324/pino1.htm
Complete text of the March 1999 decisions from England's House of Lords

Parque Por la Paz Villa Grimaldi 
http://members.xoom.com/grimaldi/
With the effort of ex-political prisoners and their friends, the former torture/detention center Villa Grimaldi has been converted into a "Park of Peace." The Park's objective is to keep alive the memory of the human rights violations during Pinochet's regime.

Punto Final
http://www.puntofinal.cl
Chilean newsmagazine with articles on Chilean and Latin American politics and culture.

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Colombia
 

ABColombia Group

 Send email to colombia_this_week@hotmail.com for an excellent weekly news summary. The ABC group based in London, England provides this service.

Center for International Policy Colombia Project
http://www.ciponline.org/colombia
A primary site for information on Colombia. Contains information , news, analysis and events listings. Draws from both English and Spanish sources touching such vital topics as U.S. policy, peace negotiations, human rights, fumigation, etc...The oft quoted Adam Isaacson heads this project.

Colombia Politica Database
http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/Countries/colombia.html

Colombia Report 
http://www.colombiareport.org
An extremely informative site dedicated to analyzing the Colombian civil war, the "drug war" and the escalating U.S. involvement in the conflict.

Colombia Week
http://www.colombiaweek.org
Weekly e-newsletter available by contacting colombiaweek@mn.rr.com. The newsletter is currently available on the site listed above as part of their weekly newsletter. This may change in the future.

Cambio16
http://www.cambio16.com/
Magazine on Politics and culture directed by Gabriel García Márquez.

Semana
http://www.semana.com/index.htm
Weekly newsmagazine on Colombia and the world

El Espectador
http://www.elespectador.com/
Daily newspaper

ILSA -- El Instituto Latinoamericano de Servicios Legales Alternativos
http://www.ilsa.org.co/
ILSA is an NGO offering alternative legal services to excluded social sectors across Latin America and the Caribbean. Publishes bulletin El Portavoz. Web site in Spanish.

Peace Brigades International: Colombia Project
http://www.igc.apc.org/pbi/colombia.html
By invitation, PBI started to work in Colombia in 1994, and at present, there is a team of about 12 people operating out of two offices in Bogota and Barrancabermeja. Regular reports on human rights in Colombia are available at this site.

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Cuba

Cuba Political Database
http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/Countries/cuba.html

ACLC/Social Science Research Council Working Group on Cuba
http://www.acls.org/pro-cuba.htm
"The purpose of this page is to facilitate collaboration and exchange among scholars by informing the scholarly community of institutions and resources on topics of relevance to Cuba, Cubans, and exchange and relations between the scholarly communities of Cuba and North America."

AfroCuba
http://www.afrocubaweb.com
Fun and informative, this web site explores all aspects of Afro Cuban culture, politics and performing arts.

American Friends Service Committee
http://www.afsc.org/cubahome.htm
This site has articles by Cuban scholars that were presented at UNESCO/AFSC/Centro Félix Varela's 1998 conference on Sustainable Economy.

Business Tips on Cuba
http://www.tips.cu
For those seeking to invest in Cuba. In Spanish and English.

Cuba Handbook
http://www.cubabooks.com 
Information on the popular travel guide books by Christopher P. Baker.

Cuba Megalinks
http://www.laker.net/nike/megalinks.html
The most comprehensive Cuban links site in the WWW.

The Cuba Project, Queens College, City University of NY
http://www.soc.qc.edu/procuba/index.html
The Cuba Project is a collaborative effort to study changes in Cuban policy, economy, culture, society and polity. It focuses on the relationship between Cuban social change and development and their international context.

Cuba Solidarity Web Site
http://www.igc.apc.org/cubasoli/
The site is put together by Project InfoMed USA/Cuba, a network of medical workers from the U.S. and Cuba. USA/Cuba-InfoMed is dedicated to the support of public health development in the third world and the Republic of Cuba in particular through the Cuban medical information network (InfoMed). The web site offers useful links, action alerts, documents on Cuban Health, and news updates from Cuban news sources.

Cuba in Transition
http://lanic.utexas.edu:80/la/cb/cuba/asce/cuba8/
Papers and Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE).

CubaWeb
http://www.cubaweb.cu
Official web site of the Republic of Cuba (in English & Spanish).

Cuban American Alliance Education Fund
http://www.cubamer.org
Sends humanitarian assistance to disabled children in Cuba, works for family reunification, educates legislators on issues affecting the welfare of Cuban Americans.

Cultivating Havana:
Urban Agriculture and Food Security in the Years of Crisis
http://www.foodfirst.org/progs/global/cuba/murphy.html
Summary for the Food First report on the urban agriculture movement in Havana, Cuba. This report is a must read for both Cuba policy and sustainable development professionals, and is ideal for educators and course adoptions.

Global Exchange's Cuba Campaign
http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/cuba/
Informative site dedicated to diverse aspects of the Global Exchange campaign. Includes bacground information on Cuba, sustainable development, food and medicine campaign, Reality Tours, etc.

Granma
http://www.granma.cu/
Cuba's main newspaper. In Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Dutch.

HavanaJournal.com
http://www.havanajournal.com
Up-to-date news links on Cuba.

History of Cuba
http://historyofcuba.com/cuba.htm
A useful site that provides a timetable history of Cuba, a biographical essay on José Martí, information on the US embargo, and other features. Its purpose is "to encourage an honest journey of Cuban history, and to feed the idea that Cuba can and should stand on its own."

Indochina and Cuba Interchange
http://www.usirp.org/
The US-Indochina Reconciliation Project (USIRP) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in New York City which since 1985 has been a leader in bringing about normal relations with Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Their primary focus is on educational and cultural exchange. This web site features the Indochina and Cuba Interchange bulletin, with several articles about Cuba.

Juventud rebelde
http://www.jrebelde.cubaweb.cu/
Daily news.

Kennedy and Castro
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB18/index.html
Document by Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archives that details secret conversations between John F. Kennedy and Fidel Castro during 1963 on a possible U.S.-Cuba reapproachement.

Radio Habana Cuba
http://www.radiohc.org
Daily news from Cuba, in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.

U.S. Department of State Cuba Web Site
http://www.state.gov/www/regions/wha/cuba/index.html
Presents information on U.S. policy towards Cuba, including travel restrictions.

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Guatemala

Guatemala Political Database
http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/Countries/guate.html

Centro de Estudios de Guatemala
http://www.c.net.gt/ceg
The Guatemala Studies Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of Guatemalan politics, society and economy. They offer independent and alternative analyses of contemporary Guatemala, and monitor mainstream press. Site in Spanish.

CONADEGUA 
(National Coordination of Human Rights in Guatemala)
http://www.c.net.gt/conadehgua
CONADEGUA is a coalition of five major human rights organizations in Guatemala. They work actively to promote a strong civil society to participate in Guatemalan decision-making. Site in Spanish.

COPMAGUA 
(Coordination of Mayan Peoples' Organizations of Guatemala)
http://www2.comune.bologna.it/bologna/asssolbg/copmagua.html
COPMAGUA is a broad-based coalition of Mayan and Civil Society groups that work for the implementation of the Indigenous Rights Accord within the Guatemalan Peace Accords of 1996. Site in Spanish.

FDNG (New Guatemala Democratic Front)
http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/usr/h93/h9309593/fdng.html
Web page of Guatemala's new progressive political party formed by a popular movement that includes a strong women and indigenous membership.

Guatemala Scholars Network (GSN)
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/Anthro/GSN/
This homepage is presented as part of the GSN mission to foster communication among scholars; to share information and stay informed about the situation in Guatemala; to provide a forum for Guatemalan voices to be heard in North America; and to support the renaissance of Mayan intellectual and academic activity taking place in Guatemala.

La Hora
http://www.lahora.com.gt/dia/lahora.htm
Guatemalan newspaper online.

MINGUA
http://www.un.org/Depts/minugua/
MINGUA is the United Nation's Mission for the verification of human rights in Guatemala. Features full texts of the Peace Process documents, in Spanish and English, as well as a photo-journalistic archive.

NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala)
http://www.scruz.net/~goyo/nisgua/home.html
NISGUA links over 150 North American committees and individuals that support the Guatemalan people in their struggle for justice, human rights, and self-determination. The web site includes news updates and reports by the Guatemala News and Information Bureau (GNIB).

Prensa Libre
http://www.prensalibre.com/
Guatemalan newspaper online

Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca, URNG
http://www.urng.com/bienvenida.html
Web page of Guatemala's former guerrilla organization, now constituted into a legal political party. Information in Spanish on Guatemala's peace process.

U.S. Policy in Guatemala, 1966-96
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB11/docs/
Documents from the National Security Archive. 

Violencia Institucional en Guatemala 1960-1996: 
Una Reflexión Cuantitativa
http://hrdata.aaas.org/ciidh/qr/spanish/index.html
Abstracts in Spanish from a recently published study on State-sponsored violence in Guatemala.

A War Called Peace: Images of Guatemala
http://www.searchlight.com/warpeace/index.htm
Powerful photographs by photojournalist and Peace Brigades International member Piet van Lier.

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Haiti

Haiti Political Database
http://data.georgetown.edu/pdba/Countries/countries.cfm

FONKOZE 
http://www.greatidea.com/fonkoze/default.htm
Haiti's alternative bank for the organized poor aimed at grassroots economic development.

Windows on Haiti
http://windowsonhaiti.com
Beautiful and informative website, with essays, pictures and art gallery.
 

México

México Political Database
http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/Countries/mexico.html

Academia Mexicana de Derechos Humanos
http://www.unam.mx/amdh/index.html
The Mexican Academy of Human Rights web site features current reports, publications and other news. In Spanish and English.

Acción Zapatista
http://www.utexas.edu/students/nave/
A useful web site for those seeking more information on the Zapatista movement in Chiapas and around the world.

CLON
http://alebrije.uam.mx/revistas/clon/clon.htm
CLON is a multimedia cyberzine that focuses on Mexican alternative art and culture by means of original essays, poetry, music and photography. First issue on Chiapas. Produced by Mexico's Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM).

Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos. A.C.
http://www.laneta.apc.org/cmdpdh/cmdpdh.htm
This site has recent statistical information on human rights violations, news reports on Chiapas and the rest of México. In Spanish.

Congreso Nacional Indígena
http://www.laneta.apc.org/cni/
"El Congreso Nacional Indígena es el espacio de participación activa de las comunidades, pueblos y organizaciones indígenas que buscan una nueva relación con Estado mexicano y con la sociedad nacional, para construir una paz con justicia y dignidad entre todos los mexicanos".

Consejo General de Huelga -- UNAM
http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Mesa/9813/
Web site of the UNAM's General Strike Council, with updates of the negotiating process and complete documents of the students' demands.

Documents on Mexican Politics
http://www.cs.unb.ca/~alopez-o/polind.html
A repository of documents and statistics of relevance to the current political discussion. Both in English and in Spanish, top Mexican analysts, politicians and cultural figures write.

Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN
http://www.ezln.org/
Web site of the Zapatista National Liberation Army of Chiapas. In Spanish and English.

Environmental Contacts
http://www2.planeta.com/mader/ecotravel/mexico/contactsmx.html
List of Government Agencies, Non Governmental Organizations, Research Centers and Universities, etc.

Instituto Nacional de Ecología
http://www.ine.gob.mx/
Mexico's National Ecology Institute is a government-afiliated environmental policy center. Site in Spanish.

La Jornada
http://serpiente.dgsca.unam.mx/jornada/index.html
Mexico's progressive newspaper.

Mexico Bibliography 
http://www2.planeta.com/mader/ecotravel/reviews/bibmex.html
An extensive list of books, including reviews, by Ron Mader of Planeta.com. Topics include travel, environment, culture, food and language schools.

Mexico Solidarity Network
http://www.mexicosolidarity.org
Coalition of organizations from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, focusing on human rights in the state of Chiapas.

Proceso 
http://www.proceso.com.mx/
Mexico's foremost political newsmagazine.

Sincronía
http://fuentes.csh.udg.mx/CUCSH/Sincronia/index.html
A Journal of culture studies from the University of Guadalajara, México. Essays in Spanish and English.

SIPAZ (Chiapas Human Rights)
http://www.sipaz.org/
International Service for Peace (Servicio Internacional para la Paz or SIPAZ) is a response from the international community to the shared sense among many Mexican sectors that international opinion can contribute to the search for peaceful solutions, through dialogue, to the conflict. 

Tepoztlán: History of the Struggle
http://www.red-mat.unam.mx/~ma/Tepoztlan.html
History, documents and photos of the struggle undergone by the people of Tepoztlán, Morelos, to keep the control of their land. In Spanish.

Tlatelolco Massacre: 
Declassified U.S. Documents on Mexico and the Events of 1968
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB10/cover.htm
Documents from the National Security Archives

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
http://serpiente.dgsca.unam.mx/
Web site of the oldest university in the Americas. In Spanish and English.

Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics http://lanic.utexas.edu/ilas/mexcenter/women/
Proceedings of a bi-national conference sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.

WWW en México
http://serpiente.dgsca.unam.mx/rectoria/htm/mexico.html
The UNAM's useful link directory to web sites in Mexico. Lists education, research, government and media sites, among others.

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México / U.S. Border

BIOS (Border Information and Outreach Service)
www.irc-online.org/bios
BIOS is a resource put together by the Interhemispheric Resource Center, geared toward facilitating network-formation and activism around border issues.

Border Bibliography
http://www2.planeta.com/mader/ecotravel/reviews/bibborder.html
List of books and reviews on the border, environment, travel, and more.

Border EcoWeb
http://www.borderecoweb.sdsu.edu/
Border Ecoweb at San Diego State University has created an excellent site for locating information about the environment of the border region.

Border Environmental Contacts
http://www2.planeta.com/mader/ecotravel/border/9995contacts.html
Links and contact information to universities, non governmental organizations, computer databases, government agencies, and more.

borderlines
http://www.zianet.com/irc1/bordline
Publication of the U.S.-México Border Project, with montly focuses on one specific border topic.

BorderLinks
http://www.igc.org/borderlinks
BorderLinks is an experiential education program at the US/México Border (Tucson, AZ). Their mission is "to build relationships and understanding between North and Latin Americans, encourage a shared analysis of the implications of the global economy, and capacitate leaders on both sides of the border who work together to foster healthy communities locally and internationally."

David Bacon
http://www.igc.org/dbacon/
Excellent web site by journalist and photographer David Bacon. Features reports on U.S/Mexico border labor issues.

Environmental Health Coalition
http://www.environmentalhealth.org
Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is a grassroots, non-profit environmental justice organization, based in San Diego that is dedicated to the prevention and cleanup of toxic pollution threatening our health, our communities and our environment.

Frente Indígena Oaxaqueño Binacional
http://www.laneta.apc.org/fiob/
The FIOB is a binational non-profit organization that is composed of several indigenous organizations, communities, and individuals. All members are originally from the Mixteca, Zapoteca, and Trique Regions in the State of Oaxaca, México.

Red Fronteriza de Salud y Medio Ambiente
http://laneta.apc.org/incitra/
Based in Hermosillo, Sonora, "La Red" provides services in education, information and outreach to empower citizen participation and promote the solution of health and environmental problems on the Mexico/US border.

Río Grande/Río Bravo Basin Coalition
http://www.utep.edu/rioweb
The Rio Grande/Rio Gravo Basin Coalition is an organizer, information clearinghouse and an advocate for the perservation and sustainable use of the Río Grande (known as the Río Bravo in México), its tributaries, and surrounding areas. The Coalition's leadership and partners are from the United States, México and the Pueblo nations.

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Venezuela

Venezuela FOIA
http://www.venezuelafoia.info
A web site dedicated to investigating U.S. meddling in Venezuela.

Venezuelan Analysis
http://www.venezuelanalysis.com
An “editorially independent web-site”, specializing in current news and analysis on Venezuela. The people at Venezuelan Analysis hope to become the leading source of information and analysis on Venezuela –a goal they may well have accomplished. Nevertheless, while the web-site provides excellent options for news and analysis, the topic areas need development. Topics such as environment and land reform are either void of articles or offer scant choices. On the other hand, the indigenous portion, bearing articles and analysis on both the indigenous people of Venezuela and the AfroVenezuelan population, is among the best in the English language. This web-site should be a first stop for anyone interested in Venezuela.

Groups and Communities

Chicanos/as and Latinos/as

Chicano Database
http://lyra.rlg.org/cit-cdb.html
U.C. Berkeley's comprehensive bibliographic resource for information about Mexican-American topics and the only specialized database for Chicano reference.

Chicana/o Latina/o Network
http://clnet.ucr.edu/
A site that aims to build Chicana/o Latina/o communities through networking.

FELIPE'S Things Latino Page -- Connecting to CyberRaza
http://edb518ea.edb.utexas.edu/html/latinos.html
List of links to Latino/a web sites.

Hispanic/Latino News Service
http://www.latinowww.com/
Aims to provide daily information on Latino issues and news.

"Making Face, Making Soul: A Chicana Feminist Homepage"
http://chicanas.com/

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA)
http://www.stanford.edu/group/MEChA/
Stanford University's Chicano Student site, with links to the Nation-wide MECHA groups.

Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say 
http://www.nuestrapalabra.org
"Bringing you the Past, Present, and Future of the Latino Literary Renaissance."

United Farm Workers
http://www.ufw.org/
Union co-founded by Chicano activists César Chávez and Dolores Huerta.

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Indigeonous Peoples

Abya Yala Net
http://abyayala.nativeweb.org/
This site presents information on Indigenous peoples in Mexico, Central, and South America.

Centro de Documentacion Mapuche, Nuke Mapu
http://www.soc.uu.se/mapuche/
Most up-to-date news on Mapuches.

CONAIE (Indigenous Nationalities Confederation of Ecuador) http://conaie.nativeweb.org/index.html

Congreso Nacional Indígena
http://www.laneta.apc.org/cni/
Mexican-based National Indigenous Congress. "El Congreso Nacional Indígena es el espacio de participación activa de las comunidades, pueblos y organizaciones indígenas que buscan una nueva relación con Estado mexicano y con la sociedad nacional, para construir una paz con justicia y dignidad entre todos los mexicanos".

Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN
http://www.ezln.org/

Inkarrinet 
www.inkarri.net
Explores contemporary indigenous political activism in Latin America. Site in Spanish.

NativeWeb
http://www.nativeweb.org/
An amazing resource of information on hemispheric indigenous issues. Includes extensive links to specific indigenous nations.

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Resistance Movements

Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN
http://www.ezln.org/

Landless Workers Movement (MST)
http://www.mstbrazil.org
The MST is today the largest social movement in Latin America. Informative English-language site by the U.S.-based "Friends of the MST," with background information, special reports and action alerts.

United Farm Workers
http://www.ufw.org/
Union co-founded by Chicano activists César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, still going strong and in need of support for their struggle.

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Women

Debate Feminista
http://www.laneta.apc.org/debate/
Mexico's leading gender studies journal.

El Clóset de Sor Juana
http://www.igc.org/beijing/ngo/closet.html
Mexican feminist group.

Mujeres Latinoamericanas en Cifras http://www.eurosur.org/FLACSO/mujeres/
Mujeres Latinoamericanas en Cifras resume el primer esfuerzo sistemático por mostrar, en forma integral y comparada con los varones, la situación de las mujeres de América Latina. Coordinado por la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) desde su sede en Chile.

Mujeres Zapatistas/Zapatista Women http://www.actlab.utexas.edu/~geneve/zapwomen/
Site for women working in solidarity with the Zapatistas. Useful information and links.

Women and Gender Studies
http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/women/
LANIC's directory of links.

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Afrolatinos

AfroCubaWeb
http://www.afrocubaweb.com
This site, also mentioned in the Cuba section, focuses on AfroCubans. However, it now contains an AfroColombian and an AfroVenezuelan page. 

Etnias de Colombia
http://www.etniasdecolombia.org/grupos_afrocolombiano.asp
Electronic magazine, Actualidades etnicas, provides up to date information on the AfroColombian community while AfroColombian page gives history and socio-economic information.

Mundo Negro
http://www.mundonegro.com.br
News, literature, history..."the most complete Black site on the web", according to the creators. This site is in Portuguese.

Portalafro
http://www.portalafro.com.br
Emphasis on AfroBrazilian culture. Also offers a magazine with unique interviews and hard to find news articles. This site is in Portuguese.
 
 
 

Organizations

Non-profit organizations 
working on Latin American issues
 

Amazon Watch
http://www.amazonwatch.org
Works with indigenous groups in Amazon to protect culture and environment. 

Food First
http://www.foodfirst.org/
"Food First empowers citizens to address the root causes of hunger, poverty, and environmental decline. Our research and educational materials reveal how anti-democratic institutions and belief systems promote hunger and environmental deterioration." Food First has a Cuban Organic Agriculture Exchange Program. It also conducts two projects in Chiapas, Mexico. Based in Oakland, California.

Global Exchange 
http://www.globalexchange.org
An organization "dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world." Awareness-raising "Reality Tours" include Mexico and Cuba. Based in San Francisco.

IFCO/Pastors for Peace 
http://www.ifconews.org/p4p.html
The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization is an ecumenical agency whose mission is to help forward the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination. Organizes aid caravans to Latin America (Chiapas, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, etc.)

The Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
http://www.lawg.org/
Coalition of over sixty religious, human rights, policy, grassroots and development organizations. Since 1983, the coalition has been striving for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and sustainable development in the region. Based in Washington D.C.

La Peña Cultural Center
http://www.lapena.org/
Berkeley, California-based performing arts center committed to cultural activism for social justice.

Media Alliance
http://www.media-alliance.org
San Francisco-based organization that provides training and resources for media workers, activists and community organizers. Media Alliance's Latin American Committee analyzes media coverage on Latin America.

Resource Center of The Americas
http://www.americas.org/
"A Minnesota-based nonprofit of more than 1,300 members, we provide educational resources, link individuals and grass-roots groups across national borders, and reveal the lopsided power relations within and between the Americas. These tools empower U.S. citizens to forge new relations -- from the Twin Cities to Tierra del Fuego."

The Rainforest Action Network
http://www.ran.org/
Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. With Brazil and Colombia campaigns.

SEVA Foundation
http://www.seva.org
The Berkeley-based SEVA Foundation is an organization dedicated to finding skillful means to relieve suffering around the world. Promotes sustainable development, economic independence and environmental justice for all people. SEVA has a Guatemala/Chiapas program.

SIPAZ 
(Servicio Internacional Para la Paz/International Service For Peace)
http://www.nonviolence.org/sipaz
San Francisco-based SIPAZ is a response from the international community to the shared sense among many Mexican sectors that international opinion can contribute to the search for peaceful solutions, through dialogue, to the conflict in Chiapas. A very informative source for updated news on Chiapas. 

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Human Rights

Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org/

Academia Mexicana de Derechos Humanos
http://www.unam.mx/amdh/index.html
The Mexican Academy of Human Rights web site features current reports, publications and other news. In Spanish and English.

Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos 
http://www.laneta.apc.org/cmdpdh/cmdpdh.htm
This site has recent statistical information on human rights violations, news reports on Chiapas and the rest of México. In Spanish.

Committee for Health Rights in the Americas (CHRIA)
http://www.brown.edu/Courses/Bio_Community_Health168C/chria.html
CHRIA is an organization of health workers and others working toward human rights in Central America and immigrant health rights in the US through public education and organizing, delegations, and medical aid.

Derechos Humanos en América Latina
http://www.derechos.org/nizkor/
Based in Madrid, this nonprofit group monitors human rights activities throughout Latin America. In Spanish, with some documents available in English.

Gay Rights
http://www.americas.org/
The Resource Center for the Americas' web site has an informative section on gay and lesbian rights in Latin America. It includes articles on women's art activism and gays in Cuba.

Human Rights in the Americas
http://pages.prodigy.net/walterewing/HumanRights.htm
Links to sources of information on human rights in the western hemisphere.

Human Rights in Chile: Then and Now 
http://www.derechoschile.com
This web site that traces the history of human rights in Chile from 1973, the year of the military coup, through to the present. This site brings you testimonies, documents, photographs, and other information of interest. Derechos Chile also offers an up to date news service on human rights in Chile. In English and Spanish.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
http://www.iglhrc.org/
Founded in 1990 to fill the gap between the international human rights movement and the gay rights movement, neither of which fully addressed human rights violations against sexual minorities. Reports from Latin American Countries.

International Women's Health Coalition
http://www.iwhc.org/
Works with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women's reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Nuevo Amanecer Press
http://www.nap.cuhm.mx/nap0.htm
"Servicio informativo de apoyo al trabajo en defensa de los Derechos Humanos. En México reproduce, traduce al inglés y distribuye la información procedente de instancias como la Comisión Nacional de Intermediación (CONAI), la Diócesis de San Cristóbal de las Casas, Organismos No Gubernamentales, y noticias pertinentes al proceso de paz."

Peace Brigades International
http://www.igc.apc.org/pbi/index.html
Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a unique grassroots organization exploring and implementing nonviolent approaches to peacekeeping and support for basic human rights. Currently, Peace Brigades International has long-term projects in Colombia , Haiti , Sri Lanka , North America , as well as joint projects with other organizations in Chiapas and the Balkans.

The Project Disappeared/El Proyecto Desaparecidos
http://www.desaparecidos.org
The Project Disappeared is an attempt by diverse human rights organizations and activists to keep the memory of the disappeared alive and search for justice. Information on Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and other countries in the world.

SIPAZ (Chiapas Human Rights)
http://www.sipaz.org/
International Service for Peace (Servicio Internacional para la Paz or SIPAZ) is a response from the international community to the shared sense among many Mexican sectors that international opinion can contribute to the search for peaceful solutions, through dialogue, to the conflict. 

Washington Office on Latin America
http://www.wola.org/
"The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) promotes human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. WOLA facilitates dialogue between governmental and non-governmental actors, monitors the impact of policies and programs of governments and international organizations, and promotes alternatives through reporting, education, training and advocacy."

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Academic Working Groups

ACLC/Social Science Research Council Working Group on Cuba
http://www.acls.org/pro-cuba.htm
"The purpose of this page is to facilitate collaboration and exchange among scholars by informing the scholarly community of institutions and resources on topics of relevance to Cuba, Cubans, and exchange and relations between the scholarly communities of Cuba and North America."

Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies
http://www.georgetown.edu/sfs/programs/clas/home.html
Includes the Caribbean and México Projects.

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
http://hemi.ps.tsoa.nyu.edu/
A consortium of artists, scholars, and institutions in the Americas dedicated to exploring the relationship between performance and politics. Participating universities: Universidade do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru), New York University (USA). Site in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/
"LASA is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 4,300 members, twenty-five 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."

University of Cambridge Centre of Latin American Studies
http://www.latin-american.cam.ac.uk/

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Intergovernamental Organizations

Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración (ALADI)
http://www.aladi.org/
ALADI promotes the integration of associated Latin American nations towards the establishment of a common market. Site in Spanish and Portuguese.

Comisión Económica Para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)
http://www.cepal.org/
CEPAL is one of five regional comissions of the United Nations, and has its headquarters in Chile. All nations of Latin America and the Caribbean are currently members. The web site features documents discussing Latin America's economic integration, and related issues of relevance.

Sistema Económico Latinoamericano (SELA)
http://lanic.utexas.edu/~sela/conex.htm
This web site has useful links to the region's economic organizations such as ALADI, MercoSur and the OAS. In Spanish and English.

Environmental Organizations

Biodiversidadla
http://www.biodiversidadla.org

Censat "Agua Viva"
http://www.censat.org
Informacion ambiental, de comercio internacional, avisos de conferencias regionales -todo en espanol. Radicada en Colombia, pero sin enfasis en noticias del pais. Se trata de informacion internacional con una buena representacion de paises latinamericanos.

Centro Latino Americano de Ecologia Social
http://www.ambiental.net
Informaciones ambientales para America Latina.

Tierrasinmal
http://www.tierrasinmal.com.ar
Informacion ambiental con enfasis en Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay y Paraguay.
 
 

Language Schools

Cemanahuac
http://www.cemanahuac.com
One of the oldest Spanish language schools in Latin America. Based in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Offers a variety of living accommodations, formal language instruction, and specialized courses for health workers, and reality excursions.

Escuela Bellavista
http://www.escuelabellavista.cl
Located in Santiago, Chile. Escuela Bellavista, formerly known as the Centro de Idiomas de Bellavista, offers reasonably priced accommodations and instruction from their Santiago facility. Students enjoy excursions to the Andes, and the coastal region, as well as local attractions.


Sexuality

Sexuality Studies in Latin America 
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/latinam/balder.html
Extensive bibliography of scholarly books and essays on gender issues in Latin America, published mainly in the U.S., but includes many Spanish-language references by Latin American writers. Regularly updated.

Gayscape
 http://www.gayscape.org
 Gay and lesbian search tool by country. Leads to informative sites, clubs, and activities.

Otras Ovejas
http://www.swiftsite.com/otrasovejas/Oobrochu.html
A gay support site in Spanish. Religious orientation. Avenues for political activism.
Spanish Language Schools

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