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VIDEO now available: Internationally acclaimed flautist Elena Duran performs "Besame mucho" with pianist Carlos Salmerón.

Professor Sergio Aguayo places the conversation on organized crime within a larger geopolitical frame, examining the drug trade and looking at its future in Latin America.

Art by Alfredo Arreguín, who spoke on his life and work for CLAS, and is famous for his "pattern" paintings. Recommended: download pdf

New article: Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and the new Por México Hoy work on a new way forward.

Spring Semester Highlights


· Sergio Fajardo - education and transformation

· Javier Couso on judicial independence in Latin America

· Berkeley experts on the Zika virus

See the Spring 2016 semester Calendar

Berkeley Review

The cover of the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
The new issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies is now online!
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Dando la vuelta, author walking on the shore of Lago Villarica/Mallalafquén, Volcán Villarica/Rucapillán in the distance. (Photo courtesy of Marcelo Montalvo.)CLAS Tinker Research Grant recipient Marcelo Garzo Montalvo writes with an update about his summer in Chile, reconnecting with his family's home and researching.

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