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Designated a National Resource Center (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAII offers academic degrees, supports research, provides development opportunities for faculty, and coordinates an outreach program that reaches diverse constituents.

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  • Travel to Cuba and Experience the Pulse of Havana's Art SceneThe LAII is partnering with the Tamarind Institute to offer a unique opportunity to experience Cuba's rich culture through the visual arts, music, dance, and architecture. [Read more...]
  • New Dictionary Fosters Language Use and Revitalization in Peruvian AmazonIn August of 2015, Dr. Rosa Vallejos Yopán, an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese and Linguistics at UNM, published "Diccionario Kukama-Kukamiria / Castellano," a dictionary project linking the endangered language Kokama-Kokamilla, spoken in the Peruvian Amazon, with Spanish. [Read more...]
  • CNM•UNM Speaker Series Continues with New PresentationsIn Fall 2015 the Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) began a Latin American Studies (LAS) speaker series in partnership with the recently-created LAS program at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). [Read more...]
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