Journeying to the heart of Cuba

CAM

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Wake Forest University is pleased to announce that it will kick off the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year with a lecture by Carlos Alberto Montaner, an internationally recognized Cuban journalist and scholar, on Friday, September 7th at 10:30 a.m. in the Screening Room of Greene [...] Read more »

Reaching out to Nicaragua

MHart

In Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, 175 families and approximately 500 children live and work in an area called “La Chureca.” Translation: the city dump. Through a partnership with Fabretto Children’s Foundation in Managua, Wake Forest students have been working to help break the cycle of poverty. Volunteers work provide a safe place for La [...] Read more »

New insight into the Amazon

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Home to one out of every five species living today, the Western Amazon is one of the Earth’s areas of greatest biodiversity. But what was it like before European settlers arrived? “The pendulum swung from views that ‘people were nowhere’ to ‘people were everywhere,’ and we’ve shown they were both wrong,” said Dr. Miles Silman, director [...] Read more »

The academic year in review

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As exams near and as the Spring semester comes to a close, we look back on the year and highlight some the biggest and most important stories for the Latin American and Latino Studies Program: The second group of participants on Wake Forest’s brand new, semester-long study abroad program in Latin America’s Southern Cone [...] Read more »