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Important Links on History and Latin America

Internet Archive: Searchable films; music; audio; documents

World History for Us All

University of Texas' Virtual Museum - The most comprehensive site on Latin America. It contains links to every Latin American country organized by topic.

Historical Text Archive - This site contains an excellent collection of short historical pieces on a variety of topics/areas.

History Virtual Library - An excellent source for History websites, by region and by topic.

CSPAN - On the function of the three branches of the U.S. government.

"Advanced Research on Latin America" - An excellent web page maintained by Prof. Santiago at Holy Cross University.

National Security Archive - Based out of George Washington University, this site is an excellent source for primary documents, particularly those dealing with the Cold War.

Resources/databases on Latin America - An excellent collection maintained by Prof. Steven Volk at Oberlin College.

Latin American Drug Wars Links

"Zapatistas in Cyberspace" - Prof. Harry Cleaver's portal on the Zapatistas.

Recent articles on the drug war

The Missions of the Californias

Global Learning Outreach - an excellent resource for teachers.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Nobel acceptance speech (1982)

American Diplomacy - journal

Schools for Chiapas


International Relations:

Foreign Policy's World Wide Links

The National Security Archive - A non-profit organization devoted to declassifying documents from the U.S. government



NACLA's Report on the Americas



Important Links for Students

"Bruin Success With Less Stress" an extremely important and user friendly link containing vital information for you on academic success, academic dishonesty, intellectual property and citing and documenting sources.


Films on Latin America

 "Aguirre:  The Wrath of God" (study guides and resources) About the conquest of South America in the 16th century.

"The Mission" - Study guides and resources

"Salvador" - Study guides and resources

"Missing".  About the disappearance of two Americans during the military dictatorship in Chile in 1973.

"The Official Story" - Study guides and resources about the military dictatorship in Argentina during the 1970's

"Kiss of the Spider Woman"

"Death and the Maiden"

"Under Fire"  About the civil war in Nicaragua during the 1970's.

“Four Days in September” by Bruno Barreto (about the kidnapping of U.S. ambassador Elbrick in 1969 for U.S. complicity in the Brazilian military coup)

"...THE PINOCHET CASE is a film that straddles the boundaries between documentary and historical record; either way is remains a resonant and powerful indictment of the Chilean regime, and as such, deserves a wide audience." - DOX Magazine
** Semaine de la Critique, 2001 Cannes Film Festival
** Grand Prize, 2001 Cinema du Reel (France)

"Camila" - Study guides and resources. Set in 19th century Argentina.

"The Last Supper"  - Study guides and resources dealing with African slavery in 18th century Cuba.


Cinergía - is a website dedicated to the study of Spanish, Latin American and Latino Movies and Media for students and scholars.
Last Updated: 07/15/2015
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