LADB: A Retrospective: Three Decades of Journalism on Latin America and the Caribbean

Carlos Navarro, LADB Editor

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Ortega Hall, Reading Room


The UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute cordially invites you to join us for an evening commemorating the Latin America Data Base (LADB).

After three decades emphasizing journalism on Latin America and the Caribbean on behalf of the UNM LAII, LADB has closed in 2019. To recognize its legacy and impact on the field, Carlos Navarro, long-time LADB editor, will speak on "LADB: A Retrospective," with audience remarks and reception to follow. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this special event.

Beginning in 1986, LADB journalists collected Spanish, Portuguese, and English language source material from Latin America and published weekly bulletins in English, placing events in context and highlight key developments throughout the region. LADB content was made available through academic, commercial, and non-profit libraries worldwide, with users including major research universities, small colleges, multilateral institutions, private corporations, non-profit organizations, and individual researchers and educators.

Regular weekly electronic publications took the form of NotiCen, NotiSur, and SourceMex, which highlighted key news from Central America, South America, and Mexico, respectively. Over time, these publications amassed and developed into a searchable database of over 28,000 pieces drawn from a variety of Latin American news sources and journals.


This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.