Digital Resources

The LAII fosters research within and beyond UNM by providing digital resources to support Latin American scholarship. Below are a list of resources compiled for your convenience.


LAII Digital Repository

More than 100 faculty at UNM engage in research and teaching about Latin America. LAII also has expert staff working on its various projects including engineering and technology transfer, Latin America journalism, study abroad programs, and outreach to K-12 teachers. A digital showcase of the research, scholarly, and creative output of the UNM community, the UNM Digital Repository is administered by University Libraries and serves as a permanent, ever-growing, free digital archive to disseminate UNM's research and scholarship as widely as possible.

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Latin America Digital Beat (LADB)

For over 30 years, the Latin America Digital Beat (LADB) has produced three weekly electronic publications: NotiCen, NotiSur, and SourceMex. Although no longer producing new content, LADB maintains a searchable archive of over 28,000 articles drawn from a variety of Latin American news sources and journals, access to which (and to their archives) is available by subscription. Archived materials were developed by a select editorial team who collected Spanish language source material from Latin America and published weekly bulletins in English, placing events in context and highlighting key developments. Historically, subscribers to LADB included major research universities, small colleges, multilateral institutions, private corporations, and non-profit organizations worldwide

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K'iche' Maya Oral History Project

A collaborative endeavor of Dr. James Mondloch and the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico, the K'iche' Maya Oral History Project contains 149 oral histories, which were collected in western Guatemala during the 1960s and 1970s. Now fully digitized, this collection of written and spoken K'iche' Maya is available to audiences worldwide. The project is made possible with funding from the LAII's US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.

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LAII K-12 Educator Resources

LAII is dedicated to providing a wide variety of resources for K-12 educators. We offer full lesson plans and small class learning activities for an assortment of different Latin American and Iberian countries. We are committed to bringing awareness, connection, and stimulation to students of all ages as we expand their knowledge of these countries. Together, we aim to make sure education for these unique and diverse communities is shared with all grades, all backgrounds, and any who are willing to learn.

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Library Collections

The University of New Mexico's Latin American library collections and resources are among the best in the country. The collections are primarily overseen by the UNM University Libraries (UL), although substantial supplemental resources are also managed by the UL Center for Southwest Research and the College of Fine Art's Bunting Visual Resources Library. Overall, UNM libraries contain extensive print collections in Latin American and Iberian content, as well as Chicano, Indigenous, and Southwest studies. 

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