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Latino Links




Floricanto Press's motto:
"Por nuestra cultura hablarán nuestros libros. Our books shall speak for our culture."
Roberto Cabello-Argandoña
Latino Links:
This is a concatenation of links to various sites, e-mails lists, and organizations featuring Latino, Hispanic culture.


Diego Rivera Web Museum
Los Angeles Murals
Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert


Cinco De Mayo
Latino Holidays
Legislative History of Hispanic Heritage Month



Credit Unions


Mexican Cuisine and Its Origin
The Mexican Kitchen
La Cocina Mexicana
Mexican Cuisine and Cooking


Alegría: The Mexican Folklórico Home Page
History of the Mariachi
La Musica
The Roots of Tejano and Conjunto Music
Tejano Home Page


Dictionary of Writers in Mexico
Voces Americanas: A Celebration of Writing by American Authors of Latino Heritage


Hispanic Vista
LATNN (Latino News Network)
The Azteca Web Page
Las Culturas.com
Latino Web
Latino Website Pathfinder
Periódicos de América Latina y Estados Unidos
Periódicos en español por estado
Chicana & Latina Profiles
Famous Hispanic Americans in the Humanities
Famous Hispanics in the World and History
Hispanic American Medal of Honor Recipients
Hispanic Americans in Congress 1822-1995
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
League of United Latino Citizens (LULAC)
National Council of la Raza (NCLR)
Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce



Border Studies: Texas-Mexico Border
Hispanic & Latino US History
Latino History
Mexican-American War Memorial Homepage



Cesar E. Chavez
Cesar E. Chavez and His Legacy
United Farm Workers



AOL Hispanic Genealogy
Hispanic, Central & South America, and the West Indies
Mexico GenWeb



General Pre-Hispanic | Aztec | Maya

General Pre-Hispanic
Prehispanic Calendars
Prehispanic Literature of Mexico


Aztec Creation Story
Nahuatl Culture


Maya Adventure



Cesar E. Chavez


Business and Economy | Government and Law

Mexico Connect
Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast
Political Database of the Americas: Mexico


Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean


University & College Directory
Web66 International School Directory


U.S. Census Bureau Hispanic Population
National Statistics Geography and Informatics Institute Mexico


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Agencies & Activism

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders.

Deaf Aztlán
A home in cyberspace for Deaf Latinas and Latinos!

Frontera Fund
A website listing various borderland charities and philanthropic networks.

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund)
The premiere Latino civil rights organization in the U.S.

National Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies (NACCS)
To advance the interest and needs of the Chicana and Chicano community. To advance research in Chicana and Chicano Studies. To advance the professional interest and needs of Chicanas and Chicanos in the academy.

National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.


Art, Culture & Entertainment

Antojito Criollo Express
Specializes in promoting over 228 products and related traditions from the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.

Association of Hispanic Arts (New York City)
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Latino arts and artists in the United States.

Brown Pride

Chris Morrissey Films

Christina Aguilera - Official Site

Electric Mercado
The Latino Cultural Center and Marketplace

Ellocomoco's World & Lowriders

Enrique Iglesias Official Site

Hispanic Film Festival of Miami
All the magic of Hispanic Film

International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
A Chicago organization whose mission is developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino cultures among Latinos and other communities through art and education.

Jennifer Lopez - Official Site

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Mana - Official Site

Mariachi USA Festival
The PREMIER Mariachi Music Festival of the World

MDO Official Site

Moenia Official Site

My Turn
A Latino column by Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Robert Paul Reyes

Nicholas Gonzalez Official Site

NY International Latino Film Festival

Paulina Rubio Official Site


Premiere Weekend Club
Supporting Latino Movies

Raoul Lowery Contreras
Newspaper columnist published worldwide and in America's greatest newspapers! Contreras is the most widely read Hispanic newspaper columnist in America.

Ricky Martin - Official Site

Santana - Official Site

Shakira - Official Site

San Diego Latino Film Festival

Southwest Styles Lowriders

Thalia Official Website


Careers & Student Resources

A Career Development and Job Posting Website for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Hispanic Business

Latino Student Alliance of Old Dominion University
A place where people with different backgrounds cam come to celebrate the diversity of our rich Hispanic culture.


Current News

Hispanic Vista

Latino Online News Network

Online Resources

All Things Latin
Latino Internet Portal showcasing a wide variety of Latino (and other) websites. Purhcase Latino books, music, magazines, foods and much much more.

Boricua Xone

HispanStar: Hispanic Information Network

Latin Bay Area
The #1 Latino website in the San Francisco Bay Area

Latino Greek Pages

Latino LA

Latino Link

Latino Web

Mariachi Web

Mi Gente.com

Things Latino at EgOWeB


Wicked Flavors

Zona Latina



Frontera Magazine

H6K Magazine

Hispanic Magazine

La Banda Elastica

Latina Magazine

OYE Magazine

Pocho Magazine

Urban Latino Magazine

Vista Magazine


Search Engines





[Andanzas al web


Border Studies Resources --a working bibliography of books, videos, databases and other resources for study of the U.S.-Mexico border region
U.S.-Mexico Environment Resources
Border Migration Resources
U.S.- Mexico Crime & Justice Resources
Open Access Information for US-Mexico Border Issues
Frontera Norte Sur --Monthly newsletter with daily updates from the US-Mexico border region
Association for Borderlands Studies --scholarly association for the comparative study of international boundaries and border regions
Border Book Festival, http://borderbookfestival.org/ --celebration of regional literature

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Compiled by Molly Molloy, New Mexico State University Library, mmolloy@lib.nmsu.edu


Puertas Abiertas: Major Latino Gateways

Clearinghouse for information on Chicano/Latino research at the University of California Riverside, UCLA and elsewhere. Director: Richard Chabran URL: http://clnet.ucr.edu

Felipe's Things Latino: Connecting to CyberRaza
A complex, entertaining and eclectic site by Felipe [felipe@www.utexas.edu] URL: http://edb518ea.edb.utexas.edu/html/latinos.html

Hispanic/Latino Telarana
A commercial site linking Latino pages on many topics; created by Gerardo Lopez-Fernandez [e-mail: gerir@latela.com] URL: http://www.latela.com/

Hispanic Pages in the USA
A directory including links to all Hispanic countries, biographical information on famous Hispanics, Coloquio-Revista Cultural Hispana, "English only" controversy resources, etc.CONTENT + gateway. Compiled by Javier Bustamante--jgbustam@clark.net URL: http://coloquio.com/index.html

Inter University Program for Latino Research
Provides links to 13 Latino Studies programs at US universities. URL: http://iuplr.utexas.edu

LANIC Latino Links
University of Texas, Latin American Information Network links to Latino/Hispanic sites. URL: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/hispanic/

LaRed Latina of the Intermountain Southwest
LaRed Latina provides socio-political, cultural, educational and economic information about major cities in the region including Albuquerque, El Paso, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Denver, and more. Contact: Roberto Vasquez [rvazquez@lared-latina.com]. URL: http://www.lared-latina.com

Latino focus on mainstream news and culture; not just links, but CONTENT on current events. URL: http://www.latinolink.com/

Latino Web
Links to many Latino-focused organizations, issues, etc. URL: http://www.catalog.com/favision/latnoweb.htm

Latino Website Pathfinder
Compiled by Francisco Garcia, ATM Enterprises [fgarcia@atm-info.com]; list of Latino informational sites in broad categories including politics, literature, libraries & bookstores, music, dance, theater, etc. URL: http://atm-info.com/pathfind.htm

Midwest Consortium for Latino Research (MCLR)
Provides leadership for the advancement of Latino scholars in midwestern universities and to share research opportunities. URL: http://www.indians.org/welker/mclr/

Home of the Hispanic/Latino online community. Commercial portal site offers free email and free internet access in exchange for lots of ads. Online news, discussion groups, shopping, etc. URL: http://www.picosito.com


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Puertas al Sur: Gateways to Latin America

Bilingual, commercial site for the Spanish-speaking world based in Miami. Categories include: trade directory, government, the press, reference works, newsgroups, internet access providers, directory of Spanish-speaking "ciber-ciudadanos." Contacts: [ventas@cibercentro.com] and [webjefe@cibercentro.com] URL: http://www.cibercentro.com

Directorio de America Latina--Global Net
Spanish WWW subject catalog, very similar to the Global Network Navigator and Yahoo URL: http://www.dirglobal.net/

Internet Resources for Latin America
Annotated guide to Latin American net resources. Contact Molly Molloy [mmolloy@lib.nmsu.edu]. URL: http://lib.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/laguia

LANIC--Latin American Network Information Center, Univ. of Texas
One of the first and best gateways to academic (and other) net resources from/about Latin America. URL: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu

Latin American Subject Resources
Excellent subject page compiled by Rita Wilson, Librarian at University of Texas--San Antonio [rlwilson@utsa.edu]. Includes up-to-date lists of Latin American Embassies and Online News Sources .

LatinWorld: A Latin World - Latin America on the Net
Commercial Internet Directory, based in Miami. URL: http://www.latinworld.com

Mundo Latino
"...paginas dedicadas a los hispanohablantes" ; an excellent Spanish-language directory for information on the Hispanic world. Contact [webmaster@mundolatino.org] URL: http://www.mundolatino.org

Zona Latina
Commercial site with links to many Latin American media sites. URL: http://www.zonalatina.com/


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The next sections present a VERY select number of sites. This list is not comprehensive and may not be THE BEST. Use the directories above to find many more links. Culture, Politics and Economics are arbitrary categories, chosen because I wanted some categories. As I see it, politics is part of culture and culture is political, and economics is at the root of a lot of political issues, etc. So feel free to mix these up.


Puertas Culturales: news, music, art, theatre, travel, etc.

Accordion Dreams
Companion website to PBS documentary by Hector Galan. Includes links great information about Tex-Mex Conjunto music.
URL: http://www.pbs.org/accordiondreams/main/index.html

Cultural and political online magazine with a Latino perspective on current issues. Editor and publisher James E. Garcia. Email [news@americanlatino.net].
URL: http://www.americanlatino.net

Armario: suplemento cultural
Cultural, literary magazine published in Ciudad Juarez as a supplement to the journal Seminario. Includes a link to a complete index to all volumes. [Contact: jmgarcia@nmsu.edu]URL: http://web.nmsu.edu/~jmgarcia/paginarmario.html

Bilingual Books for Kids
Commercial site for finding and buying children's literature in English and Spanish. Can search by category of literature. Email contact: [bilingbk@mhv.net] URL: http://www.bilingualbooks.com

Borderlands Encyclopedia, via University of Texas at El Paso
Described as "a digital curriculum for the 21st century: higher education instruction on US-Mexico border issues," this website is created by the Office of Technology Planning and Distance Learning at UTEP. Intended to be a growing collection of resources for use in distance education on and about the border region. URL: http://www.utep.edu/border/

Caribbean Music and Dance
Group organizes cultural programs and travel to the Caribbean and Brazil. Their web page includes information on upcoming travel opportunities to Cuba and the Caribbean. Email contact: [caribmusic@igc.apc.org]. URL: http://www.caribmusic.com/

Chicano Cultural Traditions
Via Chicano/LatinoNet; provides information on art, folklore, celebrations, etc. URL: http://clnet.ucr.edu/research/folklore.html

Chupacabras Homepage
URL: http://www.princeton.edu/~accion/chupa.html

Conjunto Music
This page provides starting points for learning about the conjunto musical style of south Texas: its history, cultural significance, and artistry. Created by Craig Schroer, University of Texas, [schroer@mail.utexas.edu]. URL: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/Benson/border/Conjuntoindex.html

Cuentos de Nuestros Padres: Tucson's Hispanic Community
Text and photographic exhibit produced by the University of Arizona Library. URL: http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/images/hispamer/homepage.html

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
A bilingual site dedicated to the celebration of Dia de los Muertos in Mexico. Includes photographs, recipes, an extensive bibliography, information on the great Mexican printmaker, Jose Guadalupe Posada and over 100 links to other sites on the subject. URL: http://daphne.palomar.edu/muertos

Eco Travels in Latin America
Environmental and tourism information gathered by environmental writer Ron Mader. Contacts, addresses, travel tips, and archives of the quarterly newsletter El Planeta Platica (The Earth Speaks). Contact Ron Mader [ron@greenbuilder.com] URL:http://www.planeta.com/

Frontera/Borderlands Communications Seminar
Technology-based communication videoconference seminar between the Univ. of Texas at El Paso and UT-Austin that concentrates on the border and technology. Website provides links to multi-media group presentations covering topics from NAFTA, new technology, health issues, etc. Contact: Manny Garcia [mjgarcia@utep.edu]. URL: http://www.utep.edu/comm3459/spring97

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
San Antonio organization promoting Latino/Chicano music, art, literature, theatre, etc. Email contact: guadarts@aol.com. URL: http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/

Handbook of Latin American Studies-HLAS
HLAS is produced by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Provides abstracts and complete bibliographic information for published materials from and about Latin America on a wide range of topics in the humanities and social sciences and covers more than 50 years of scholarly literature in Latin American studies. URL: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas/hlashome.html

Herencia del Norte: Hispanic Heritage Journal
Focus on Hispanic cultures of New Mexico. URL: http://www.herencia.com/

Commercial information for and about the Hispanic community. Includes La Prensa de San Antonio, Tejano music awards, Coyote Pass Productions, America Latina (magazine) etc
URL: http://www.hispanic.com/

Online version of magazine with national circulation of 250,000. News, events, and issues of interest to the Latino community. URL:http://www.hisp.com/

Indigenous Peoples of Mexico
An eclectic set of pages designed by Glenn Welker [gwelker@mail.1mi.org] that includes much more than implied by the title. Collections of Native American literature from many nations and in many languages; links to pages on Mayas, Tarahumaras, Yaqui, Apache and much more
URL: http://www.indians.org/welker/mex_main.htm

Interlupe: Centro de Estudios Guadalupanos
Official website of the Centro de Estudios Guadalupanos, provides information in Spanish and English on the theology, legend and art of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas
URL: http://spin.com.mx/~msalazar
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Our Lady of Guadalupe, from Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbisop of Mexico. URL: http://ng.netgate.net/~norberto/materdei.html

Latin Music Online
Very popular page on a great variety of Latin music created by Little Judy [webjefita@lamusica.com]. URL: http://www.lamusica.com/

Latino Stories: Credible Source for Latino Literature
Provides lists and reviews of Latino books, films, children's literature and criticism. Includes full text of several books of reference and criticism. Compiled by John Christie and Jose Gonzalez. Contact: latinoboom@aol.com. URL: http://www.latinostories.com

Latino USA: Radio Journal of News & Culture
Weekly news program from National Public Radio and the University of Texas @ Austin. URL: http://www.latinousa.org/

Mexican Home Remedies
A bulletin board for postings of traditional medical, herbal, first-aid practices from Mexican and Chicano communities. Compiled by Annette Sandoval [sandoval@a.crl.com] and sponsored by KPIX in the San Francisco Bay Area. URL: http://www.kpix.com/xtra/remedios

Mindfield Publications/Mindfield Magazine
Progressive publications featuring excerpts from a new novel, Illegals, by J.P. Bone. Email contact: mindfld@dnai.com. URL: http://www.dnai.com/~mindfld

POCHO.com: Virtual Varrio
Visit this "virtual varrio" with links to Pocho Magazine cybercholo chatrooms, news and cultural features, satirical commentary, catalog of products, La Cucaracha comic strip, etc. Email: custodian@pocho.com. URL: http://www.pocho.com/index.2.html

Puerto Rico: Boriquas in Cyberspace
URL: http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/7550/puerto_rico.html#pp

RETAnet, Resources for Teaching About the Americas
A web site for secondary educators, produced by the Latin America Data Base at the University of New Mexico and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information email retanet@ladb.unm.edu
URL: http://ladb.unm.edu/www/retanet

Royal Chicano Air Force--RCAF
Royal Chicano Air Force is an artistic collective based in Sacramento, best known for its mural paintings, poster art production, and individual artistic contributions. The artists of the Centro have produced murals and exhibitions from San Diego to Seattle. RCAF is significant as a collective that has maintained a twenty-five year history of engaging communities to express their Chicano culture, history and struggle for equal rights.
The archives of the RCAF are part of the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) at the Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. See the Guide to the RCAF Archives, http://cemaweb.library.ucsb.edu/rcafgud.html

Spanish in Our Libraries (SOL)
Excellent collection of resources for libraries and librarians serving the Spanish-speaking. Includes discussion list archives and Tu Bibliotecario Electronico, an internet guide with links to many useful online resources, all in Spanish, such as search engines, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. Compiled by Bruce Jensen [flaco@ucla.edu] URL: http://skipper.gseis.ucla.edu/students/bjensen/html/sol.htm

Spanish & Mexican Archival Research
Links and original materials relating to archival resources in the Spanish Borderlands. Contact: Jane Sanchez [sanchezj@writeme.com]. URL: http://home.sprintmail.com/~sanchezj

Stanford University Libraries Mexican American Manuscript Collections
Information about important manuscript collections in Mexican American history, including online guide to the Records of MALDEF, 1968-1983.

Teatro Campesino
History, current productions, products, membership and other information about this famous cultural organization, URL:http://elteatrocampesino.com/

Tex-Mex Conjunto/Norten~o Music
Great collection of photographs and historical information on Tejano/Conjunto music. Compiled by Gilbert Reyes. Includes an accordion store. URL:http://www.reyesaccordions.com/
Tejano Music Web
URL: http://www.tejanoweb.com/
Tejano Music Awards
URL: http://www.tejanomusicawards.com/
Tejano Music Homepage
URL: http://www.ondanet.com/tejano/tejano.html
Tejano Journal
URL: http://www.ondanet.com/

Temple of Confessions
Interactive, high-tech website exploring culture, mythology, stereotypes. Email contact: [confess@echonyc.com] URL: http://www.echonyc.com/~temple/

Yo Soy Hechicero: Afro-Cuban Religion in New Jersey
Created by filmmakers Ron Stanford and Iván Drufovka. Email contact: [yosoy@hechicero.com]. URL: http://www.hechicero.com


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Puertas Politicas: organizations, communities, etc.

[calavera revolucionaria]


The next sections present a VERY select number of sites. This list is not comprehensive and may not be THE BEST. Use the directories above to find many more links. Culture, Politics and Economics are arbitrary categories, chosen because I wanted some categories. As I see it, politics is part of culture and culture is political, and economics is at the root of a lot of political issues, etc. So feel free to mix these up.


ACLU Immigrants' Rights
American Civil Liberties Union information, legal news updates, fact sheets on immigration, etc. URL: http://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrant/hmir.html

American Immigration Resources on the Internet
Commercial site for immigration information with many useful links to laws, rules, statistics, directories of organizations, lawyers, etc. URL: http://www.immigration-usa.com/resource.html

URL: http://www.azteca.net/aztec/. Many links of interest to the Chicano/Latino/Mexican American communities by AztecaNet an internet service provider. URL: http://www.azteca.net

Aztlan: Nation of Aztlan
Links to Aztlan National Newsletter, University of Aztlan, discussion forums, etc. URL: http://www.aztlan.org

A directory of border organizations and projects in the San Diego-Baja California region. URL: http://www.borderbase.org/

A monthly publication produced by the Interhemispheric Resource Center provides news on issues in the US-Mexico border region. For more information contact: [resourcectr@igc.apc.org] or visit the IRC website [http://www.zianet.com/irc1/]
URL: http://www.zianet.com/irc1/bordline/

Various services by/for Boricua (Puerto Rican) communities. URL: http://www.igc.apc.org/boricuanet/

Brown Berets National Organization
Chicano community development youth organization. Contact [impacto@mail.serve.com] URL: http://www.brownberets.org

Center for Immigration Research, University of Houston
Access to working papers, published reports and other immigration information produced by the CIR. Directors Nestor Rodriguez and Jacqueline Hagan. Email:cir@uh.bayou.edu. URL: http://www.uh.edu/cir/

Information about the PBS documentary series on the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement. URL: http://www.pbs.org/chicano/

Column of the Americas, Patrisia Gonzales & Roberto Rodriguez
Current Latino/Mexican-American opinion. Email contact [XColumn@aol.com]. A collection of articles is also archived at Latino Spectrum. URLs: http://www.uexpress.com/ups/opinion/column/cm/index.html and http://www.indians.org/welker/robpat.htm

Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Information by and about Hispanic members of the US Congress. Includes an excellent set of links to other Hispani/Latino organizations. URL: http://www.house.gov/roybal-allard/CHC.htm

Cuban American National Foundation
Conservative Cuban-American organization based in Miami. URL: http://www.canfnet.org/

DERECHOS--Human Rights
Provides news and legal information on human rights in Latin America. Includes access to independent human rights reports and newsletters and links to many Latin American organizations. Information in Spanish and English. Contacts Mike and Margarita Lacabe [mike@derechos.org; marga@derechos.org]
URL: http://www.derechos.org/

Frontera Norte Sur
Monthly news digest covering current events on the US-Mexico border. Center for Latin American Studies, New Mexico State University. For more info contact [frontera@nmsu.edu] URL: http://www.nmsu.edu/~frontera/

National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's oldest and largest network of Hispanic health and human services providers. For more info contact via email: [alliance@hispanichealth.org].
URL: http://www.hispanichealth.org

Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC)
A non-profit organization providing access to books, periodicals and other educational materials on U.S. policy toward Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S.-Mexico border region. Email contact [irc@irc-online.org]
URL: http://www.irc-online.org/

IPRNet: Institute for Puerto Rican Policy
URL: http://www.igc.apc.org/IPR/

International Migration
Content-rich site with focus on migration worldwide, but emphasis on the United States and Mexico from a variety of perspectives including documented and undocumented migration, refugees, etc. Includes official US and Mexican documents, scholarly analysis, and many original articles on the topic. Links to political and scholarly interest groups on all sides of the issue. Created and maintained by Daniel Hernández Joseph, an official with Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Relations, email [ admin@migracioninternacional.com]. URL: http://www.migracioninternacional.com

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Founded in 1929, LULAC is one of the oldest Latino organizations in the US. URL: http://www.lulac.org

MALDEF--Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund
Official website of Mexican-American civil rights organization. URL:http://www.maldef.org/

MEChA: University of Oregon
Chicano student organization provides links to news of interest to Chicano activists nationwide. Contact: mecha@gladstone.uoregon.edu. URL: http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~mecha

MEChA: University of Texas--El Paso
In addition to local MEChA info for UTEP students, this page provides photographs from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and a collection of corridos mexicanos. Created by Alberto Mesta [mesta@utep.edu]. URL: http://www.utep.edu/mecha/

National Council of La Raza
URL: http://www.nclr.org/ Major Latino interest group.

National Network for Refugee & Immigrant Rights
Coalition of immigrant advocacy groups. Facts and figures on immigration, legislative updates, web links and bibliographies. Contact: nnirr@nnirr.org. URL: http://www.nnirr.org/

Plaza de Taos Telecommunity
Award-winning community network in northern New Mexico. URL: http://www.laplaza.com/

Politico Magazine: The Magazine for Latino Politics and Culture
Online news and analysis of political events and culture impacting the Latino community nationwide. "Politico brings you features, spot news and analysis about events from your home town to the halls of Congress. To receive our free e-letter, contact us at Politico1@aol.com." URL: http://www.politicomagazine.com/

The premier news agency in the Republic of Cuba. International news and up-to-the-minute reports from all of Latin America, as well as domestic Cuban news on politics, economics, tourism, science, the arts, and sports. Contact [prensal@prensa-latina.org] URL: http://www.prensa-latina.org

Resource Center of the Americas
Based in Minnesota, this organization provides information from Latin America for progressive communities in the United States. Newsletter covers important events in the hemisphere affecting immigrant groups in the US.URL: http://www.americas.org

Community access to the internet in El Paso, TX, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and nearby communities in Texas and New Mexico. Hosted by El Paso Community College. Provides information in health, education, science and technology, business, arts, government, of interest to border communities. Contact [webmaster@rgfn.epcc.edu]. URL: http://rgfn.epcc.edu

Sin Fronteras Organizing Project
Focus on farmworkers in the Border region and in other parts of the United States; from the Centro de los Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos, 201 East Ninth Avenue, El Paso, Texas. Email [sinfront@cibola.net]. URL: http://www.farmworkers.org

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
URL: http://www.trpi.org/. Research on major issues in Latino communities.

United Farm Workers
History, current actions and other information about this important labor organization. URL: http://www.ufw.org/


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Puertas Economicas: Trade, commerce, development, environment, health, etc.

[Border map]


The next sections present a VERY select number of sites. This list is not comprehensive and may not be THE BEST. Use the directories above to find many more links. Culture, Politics and Economics are arbitrary categories, chosen because I wanted some categories. As I see it, politics is part of culture and culture is political, and economics is at the root of a lot of political issues, etc. So feel free to mix these up.


Arizona Toxics Information
URL: http://www.primenet.com/~aztoxic

Association for Borderlands Studies
URL: http://www.ABSborderlands.org
Scholarly association for the comparative study of international boundaries. Includes access to the tables of contents of recent issues and a retrospective index to back issues of the Journal of Borderlands Studies

Border Epidemiology & Environmental Health Center (BEC)
BEC was created as a mechanism to establish, organize and develop technical health activities that enhance the quality of life of the people living on the border region of United States and Mexico, focused on New Mexico-Chihuahua-West Texas border. Email contact: bec@nmsu.edu. URL: http://www.nmsu.edu/~bec

BIEN! Border Health Information & Education Network
BIEN! is a health education network funded through a grant from the National Library of Medicine to provide the best in health information free of charge for the people of southern New Mexico, both healthcare consumers and healthcare providers. Includes links to many sites for health information in Spanish.URL: http://wwww.nmsu.edu/bien/

Biodiversity Action Network (Bionet)
URL: http://www.bionet-us.org/

BIOS: Border Information and Outreach Service, http://www.zianet.com/irc1/bios/
Borderlands Program of the Interhemispheric Resource Center. Includes database of BIOS document collection and many Fulltext Online Documents with border information on environment, health, immigration, population, maquiladoras, etc.

Border EcoWEB: U.S. - Mexican Border Environmental Information Web
Based at the Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias, San Diego State University, the Border Environmental Information Public Access Project is a collaborative effort among EPA, SEMARNAP, the Environmental Information Work Group of Border XXI, San Diego State University, and the U.S.-Mexico Border Information Institute (Instituto de Informácion Fronteriza Mexico-Estados Unidos), a nongovernmental organization in Ciudad Juárez. Main components of the website are an Inventory of border environmental data and a Directory of environmental organizations. URL:http://www.borderecoweb.sdsu.edu/

Borderland Environmental Archives
Environmental news, contacts and bibliographies for the US-Mexico border, compiled by Ron Mader: [ron@greenbuilder.com] This is the most comprehensive site for articles, documents and other information relating to border environment. URL:http://www2.planeta.com/mader/ecotravel/border/borderlands.html

Border Environment Cooperation Commission/Comision de Cooperacion Ecologica Fronteriza (BECC, COCEF)
Website for this bi-national agency to monitor border environment issues and projects. Currently located in Cd. Juarez. URL: http://www.cocef.org/

Border Information & Solutions Network(BISN)
Located in Brownsville, Texas, BISN is a binational NGO dedicated to promoting sustainable development of the US/Mexico border. Links to local and regional government offices and organizations in the Rio Grande Valley area.URL: http://www.bisn.org

Border Links via UT-LANIC
URL: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/mexico/usmex/

Border Pact
Network of border higher education institutions. Registration provides access to database of contacts and projects and electronic conferences. URL: http://borderpact.org/

Border Trade Institute--Texas A&M International
BTI provides detailed data on the flow of trade across the US / Mexican border, current with a 3 to 4 month delay. Includes top 25 products by port at a 5 digit SITC code level), includes both Import and Export figures, and is presented at the Border, State, and Port level. For more information contact: [mlandeck@tamiu.edu]. URL: http://www.tamiu.edu/coba/bti

Commission for Environmental Cooperation--NAFTA
Tri-national organization created by the North American Free Trade Agreement to address environmental issues relating to trade in the hemisphere. The CEC information system provides fulltext documents, books, treaties, in Spanish, English and French. Excellent site for primary source materials on environmental issues in the western hemisphere. Contact Marcos Silva [msilva@ccemtl.org] URL: http://cec.org

Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade
A research consortium of the University of Texas and Texas A&M; created by the U.S. Treasury and U.S. Customs Service; provides access to commercial and academic sites providing trade information--including Mexican and Canadian news links, statistics, etc. For more info contact [pburkart@mail.utexas.edu] URL: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/cswht/

Colonias: Federal Programs via HUD
Housing and Urban Development agency information on colonias. URL: http://www.hud.gov/fedcolni.html

Colonias Program, Texas A&M
Research center on colonias and other border housing and development issues. URL: http://chud.tamu.edu/

Development sites via UT-LANIC
Comprehensive list of site relating to Latin American development issues. URL: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/development/

Economics via UT-LANIC
Comprehensive list of Latin American economics information. URL: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/subject/economy.html

EPA US/Mexico Border XXI Program
Border XXI is an alliance of groups working toward improving the border environment while promoting sustainable development. Email contact: border.team@epamail.epa.gov. URL: http://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder/

EPA US/Mexico Border Activities
Compendium of information on border environmental projects funded by EPA in US and Mexican border states. For more information contact [glenn.william@epamail.epa.gov]. URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/cross_pr/compendi/index.html

Environment via UT-LANIC
Comprehensive list of Latin American environment sites. URL: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/environment/

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
The website contains 100s of full text reports on the border region and Latin American economies. Excellent for financial information, economic risk analysis, etc. URL: http://www.dallasfed.org/index.html

Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility--HACR
Intended to "Link Corporate America to the Hispanic Community" URL: http://www.hacr.org/

One-stop information service for Hispanic/Latino small businesses and professionals. URL: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/

International Arid Lands Consortium
URL: http://ag.arizona.edu/OALS/IALC/Home.html

International Boundaries Research Unit
Database of information relating to borders worldwide, produced at the University of Durham (UK)Contact e-mail: [IBRU@dur.ac.uk]URL: http://www-ibru.dur.ac.uk

International Boundary & Water Commission, United States & Mexico
A bi-lateral organization created to apply the provisions of boundary and water treaties and to settle disputes through a joint, international commission at the border. Website includes border maps, treaty info, personnel contacts, etc. Email: [ibwc03@whc.net] URL: http://www.ibwc.state.gov

International Institute for Sustainable Development
International organization; includes directory of worldwide groups. URL: http://iisd.ca/

LATCO: Latin American Trade Council of Oregon
An excellent site for links to companies, organizations, publications, data, communications information, etc. related to inter-American trade. The "Tools of the Trade" section is one of the most complete and up-to-date places for Latin American internet links of interest to businesses. Email: [latco@ortel.org] URLs: http://www.latco.org/

LatinTrade Magazine
Business magazine and website devoted to promotion of trade in the western hemisphere. Email contact: latrade2@newworld.bridge.net. URL: http://www.latintrade.com/

Lower Rio Grande Ecosystem Initiative
Established by the Biological Resources Division of the USGS (formerly the National Biological Service) to address research and information needs pertinent to the biotic resources of the river and its adjacent terrestrial habitats. Links to bibliographies on the Rio Grande ecosystem, general environment, geology, socio-economic and other resources.URL: http://www.msc.nbs.gov/lrgrei/lrgrei.html

Mexican Migration Project, http://lexis.pop.upenn.edu/mexmig/
Online results of joint research between the Universities of Guadalajara and Pennsylvania on Mexican migration to the US. Contains datafiles for download, oral histories, photographs and retablos on the subject of migration. Email: mexmig@pop.upenn.edu. URL: http://lexis.pop.upenn.edu/mexmig

Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast/Consenso De Pronosticos Economicos
Published quarterly, the Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast provides forecasts and an analysis of the Mexico economy. The panel of forecasters is drawn from the leading experts in Mexico on the Mexican economy. Produced by the College of Business, Arizona State University. Contact [Tracy.Clark@asu.edu] URL: http://www.cob.asu.edu/seid/eoc/mexico/

Migration News/Migration Dialogue
A monthly summary of immigration developments covering many world regions, including Latin America and the US-Mexican border. Produced by the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of California--Davis , the journal is distributed via email and is archived on the UC-Davis webpage. To subscribe send a message to [migrant@primal.ucdavis.edu] or access current and back issues via the web on the Migration Dialogue pages. URL: http://migration.ucdavis.edu

NAFTAnet--Electronic Commerce Port-of-Trade for Small Business
A commercial service to help businesses take advantage of advanced telecommunications for international business in Mexico. Includes links to several online journals such as _Nafta Monitor_. Data from NTDB, and other government sources, and links to many other business and trade-related sites. URL: http://www.nafta.net

NAFTA Resources via UT-LANIC
URL: http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/Mexico/nafta/

National Internet Community of Hispanic Entrepreneurs Network (NICHE-Net) USA
Promoting Hispanic internet businesses and communities. Email [niche@ix.netcom.com] URL: http://www.matrixes.com/niche/nichenet.htm

National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
Access to the InterAm Database for Mexican and Latin American laws, including many in translation. Also access to the Weekly Inter-American Trade and Investment Law Bulletin. Access to the database is via subscription. Info contact: [natlaw@natlaw.com] URL: http://www.natlaw.com/index.htm

North American Institute (NAMI)
NAMI is a non-profit organization with branches in Santa Fe, NM, Vancouver and Mexico City that "explores the development of a North American identity and community." Emphasis on trade, environment and socio-cultural issues. URL: http://www.northamericaninstitute.org/

North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center
Conducts research concerning NAFTA and North American integration, assists communities and governments with policies and investment projects for sustainable and equitable development across borders. Includes the Nafta Tracking Database, and many research reports. URL: http://naid.sppsr.ucla.edu

Rio Grande River Alliance/Allianza del Rio Bravo
"...an international alliance of government officials and environmental activists from Mexico, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado, to support collaboration among the diverse groups of the Rio Grande Basin concerned with the protection, improvement, and conservation of natural resources and human health." This is a high content website with text of state and federal laws, details of programs and projects, a detailed directory of members. URL: http://www.riogrande.org

Rio Grande Valley Guide
Links to many commercial sites in the valley border region. URL: http://rgvguide.com/

Saludos Web: Careers, Employment, Culture
Contains articles, career resources, job listings, etc. URL: http://www.saludos.com

Southwest Center for Biological Diversity
URL: http://www.sw-center.org

Southwest Center for Environmental Research & Policy (SCERP)
Consortium of US and Mexican universities; website contains many original research reports on environmental issues along the US-Mexico border. URL: http://www.scerp.org/

Texas-Mexico Borderlands Information Center
Combination state/federal agency that functions as a clearinghouse and referral center for information regarding both sides of the Texas/Mexico border. URL: http://www.bic.state.tx.us/bicmain.html

Tijuana/San Diego Border Research
Maps, graphics and other data on border projects. Contact: Mark Waggoner [mark_waggoner@ucsdlibrary.ucsd.edu]. URL: http://gort.ucsd.edu/mw/tj/tj.html

Trade/commerce site via UT-LANIC
Comprehensive listing of sites relating to Latin American trade issues. URL: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/trade/

Trans-Border Information Technology Collaborative
Organization forging communications links between Texas, Chihuahua, and New Mexico. URL: http://www.utep.edu/~tbitc/

Transborder Institute/Instituto Transfronterizo--University of San Diego
Site focused primarily on San Diego/Tijuana. URL:http://www.tbi.acusd.edu/

Transboundary Resource Inventory Program (TRIP)
Provides data sets and maps covering 400,000 square miles of land and natural resources on the border. URL:http://www.bic.state.tx.us/trip/

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona
The Udall Center web site provides full-text of many research reports on border environmental issues. Of special interest are the US-Mexico Border Environment Program and the Resource Center Catalog

U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association
USMBHA is a regional affiliate of the Pan American Health Organization(PAHO), http://www.paho.org/ promotes public and individual health along the United States - Mexico border through reciprocal technical cooperation. Website provides info on current projects, publications, structure, etc. URL: http://www.usmbha.org/

United States-Mexico Conflict Resolution Center, New Mexico State University
Provides education, training and services in the area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for entities engaged in private commercial trade between the U.S. and Mixico. Contact: Nancy Oretskin at [crc@crc.nmsu.edu] URL: http://crc.nmsu.edu


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Email Lists

 Topica.com, http://www.topica.com/ or eGroups.com, http://www.eGroups.com/.

 A good way to find out more about Latin American lists (or lists on any subject)is to subscribe to NEW-LIST (see below) and review messages on new lists weekly. The LISZT Directory of E-Mail Discussion Groups [http://www.liszt.com] now provides access to a gigantic, searchable catalog of lists. Another excellent finding tool for lists is CataList: the Official Catalogue of Publicly Accessible Lists,listserv software; available from L-SOFT, http://www.lsoft.com/. There are many new web-based list managers that allow you to browse and join exisiting lists or to set up your own list online. See for example: Topica.com, http://www.topica.com/ or eGroups.com, http://www.eGroups.com/.

Many WWW sites now provide links to list archives and newsgroups so that it is possible to read list postings without actually subscribing. Also, the web has made it much easier to search list archives when available. The Reference.com, http://www.reference.com website allows you to search for mailing lists, newsgroups and web conferences using keywords. This site also contains a huge searchable archive of mail lists and newsgroups.

Addresses of lists and people have been enclosed in [....] These marks are NOT part of the addresses.


The following are a few lists devoted to Latino-related topics.

187POL-L: Debating the Broader Politics of Proposition 187. A continuous discussion of immigration issues of interest to Latino communities. To subscribe [LISTSERV@cmsa.Berkeley.EDU]. To post [187POL-L@CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU].

ACTIV-L: Peace, Democracy, Freedom, Justice (Activists' Mailing List). To subscribe [listproc@envirolink.org] To post [activ-l@envirolink.org]. This list also exists on USENET as [misc.activism.progressive]. A very busy list covering all kinds of progressive/radical political issues. Of interest to Latin Americanists because many activist/human rights groups post news and bulletins from numerous Latin American countries. Excellent source for news from El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru and other countries. Also postings from environmental, trade, development organizations.

AFROLAT:Afro Latin America/JALAS&L List. To subscribe [listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu]. Post messages to [afrolat@asuvm.inre.asu.edu]. Owner [ATMJM@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU]. Notices of conferences, symposia, and lectures, exchange of information research opport unities, bibliographic and reference materials, and other scholarly material pertaining to the study of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean.

ARENAL: "Lista de discusion para hispanos/as que desean acabar con la homofobia..." To subscribe [listserv@lut.fi] For questions send email to [mayorga@cis.udel.edu] or [dsoto@ucs.indiana.edu]. Discussion of gay issues.

AZTLAN: Pre-Columbian history of the Americas. To subscribe send a message to [listserv@ulkyvm.louisville.edu]. Listowner is James Cocks [jacock01@ulkyvm.louisville.edu]. An exchange of information among students and researchers of pre-columbian history of the Americas.

BECCNET:Border Environment Cooperation Commission & North American Development Bank. Discussion on US-Mexico border topics. To subscribe send message to [listserv@arizona.edu] Address messages to: beccnet@listserv.arizona.edu.

BORDENVNET-L:Border environment discussion. Hosted at NMSU. To subscribe send a message to listowner: Molly Molloy [mmolloy@nmsu.edu]. Address messages to bordenvnet-l@nmsu.edu.

CENTAM-L: Central America Discussion Group. To subscribe: [listserv@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu] Post messages to [centam-l@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu] Active discussion group for people from Central America and others interested in the region.
CONTRERAS REPORT: Hispanic-based news, facts, and opinion by columnist Raoul Lowery Contreras. To subscribe send a message to [sdraoul@aol.com].
DERECHOS-L: Human Rights Briefs. Distributes summaries of important and under-reported human rights news. To subscribe [derechos-l-request@lists.best.com] with the message text [subsingle] Owner Margarita Lacabe [marga@derechos.org]. Information on other related lists is available at http://www.derechos.org/ddhh/maj-listas.html

ELAN: The Environment in Latin America Network: To subscribe [listproc@csf.colorado.edu]. To post: [elan@csf.colorado.edu]. ELAN was established in July 1994 by the Environment and Natural Resources Working Group of the Latin American Studies Association for the purpose of providing communications links between researchers, activists and others with an interest in environmental issues in Latin America. List archives via the Communications for a Sustainable Future website: http://csf.colorado.edu/mail/elan/

FRONTERA-L: U.S.-Mexico border issues: migration (of people and capital), border militarization, civil and human rights, transnational development and its impact on workers and communities, labor organizing, and cross-border organizing in general. List address [frontera-l@nmsu.edu] Listowner: Molly Molloy [mmolloy@nmsu.edu].
IPR-FORUM:Issues of concern to Puerto Ricans and Latinos. To subcribe send a message to [majordomo@igc.org]

LARED-L: Hispanic electronic discussion group hosted at UCLA and UC-Santa Barbara; objective to create electronic forum for "La Gran Sierra Nevada (AKA inter-mountain west). To subscribe send message to [listproc@lmrinet.ucsb.edu]. To post [lared-l@lmrinet.ucsb.edu]. Listowner: Roberto Vazquez [robert.vazquez@m.cc.utah.edu --or-- rvazquez@inconnect.com. Affiliated with LaRed Latina Website
LATCO: Business & Trade with Latin America. Latin American Trade Council of Oregon. To subscribe [lserv@psg.com] To post messages to the list [latco@psg.com] Produced by the Latin American Trade Council of Oregon. Moderators: Tom Miles [tmiles@teleport.com] and Walter Morales [walter@psg.com]. Discussion list for trade and economic data, analysis, opinions and experience, sources of information about Latin American business and industry, conference announcements, etc. Archived on the LATCO web site: http://www.latco.org/latco The BEST list for Latin American trade information.

MCLR-L: Midwest Consortium for Latino Research. To subscribe [listserv@msu.edu] Post to [mclr-l@msu.edu]. Dialogue among Latino scholars and others in the United States. Announcement of grants available, academic jobs of interest to Latinos, etc.
NEW-LIST: Announcements of new internet mailing lists. To subscribe [listserv@ndsuvm1.nodak.edu]. NEW-LIST announces newly established e-mail lists on the internet.
PRLIST: Puerto Rico List. To subscribe send a message to [prlist-request@htbbs.com], leave the subject line blank and in the body of the message type ONE of the following words: join add subscribe. Listowner [jose.vargas@htbbs.com]. Purpose: "to keep Puerto Rican SysOps, BBSers, Internetters, etc. in touch and informed about topics/issues affecting Puerto Ricans throughout the world."

PROMUJER-L: Discussion of issues related to women's rights and especially to violence against women in the border region. Hosted at NMSU. To subscribe send a message to listowner: Molly Molloy [mmolloy@nmsu.edu]. Address messages to promujer-l@nmsu.edu.

SPANBORD: History and archaeology of the Spanish Borderlands. To subscribe send message to [listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu]. To post messages: [spanbord@asuvm.inre.asu.edu]. Focus on topics related to the history and contemporary culture of northern Mexico and areas of the United States that were once part of the Spanish Empire. For more information contact Anita Cohen Williams [iacagc@asuvm.inre.asu.edu].
TAINO-L: Forum for discussion of Taino and other Arawak-speaking peoples of the Caribbean, U.S. and South America, promoting awareness of Taino people and culture. To subscribe [majordomo@corso.ccsu.ctstateu.edu]. Owner: Haines Brown [brownh@ccsu.ctstateu .edu]. Also see Taino Inter-Tribal Council web page http://www.hartford-hwp.com/taino
TRADE: Hemispheric Trade. Established by the Summit of the Americas Center at Florida International University, list provides information on hemispheric trade and integration. To subscribe [listserv@americas.fiu.edu], to post [trade@americas.fiu.edu]
US_MEXBORDER: To subscribe [listserver@unixmail.rtpnc.epa.gov]. To post to the list [us_mexborder@unixmail.rtpnc.epa.gov]. The listowner is Judy Calem [calem.judy@epamail.epa.gov]. A forum established by the US-EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in August 1994, to begin a dialogue in the US, Mexico, and elsewhere among individuals and groups conducting research or work concerning the US/Mexico border environment.
  • The Hispanic Center, Inc., a nonprofit corporation located in Pittsburgh, started its work in July 2001, to assist families who wish to successfully relocate to southwestern Pennsylvania.


Visit the Virtual Plaza Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System (HETS) Virtual Plaza- Visit the HETS Virtual Plaza.

  • JULIAN SAMORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE - is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - was formed in 1929. Their mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA) - their main objective is to provide a feeling of community and security, while increasing the recruitment and retention of Oregon Chicanos/as.
  • National Association of College Auxilliary Services - NACAS is committed to enhancing the profession of auxiliary and campus support services in higher education. The Association strives to create a better higher education environment by providing timely information, new knowledge and better networking opportunities for its members.
  • NACME, Inc. - NACME's mission is to increase the representation of African Americans, American Indians and Latinos in the nation's engineering work force.
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) - the association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • NALEO Educational Fund - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund was established in 1981 to promote the participation of Latinos in the nation's civic life.
  • National Institute for Latino Policy - formerly the Institute of Puerto Rican Policies (IPRNET), a private independent  nonpartisan and nonprofit policy center to address Latino issues.
  • The National Latino Communications Center (NLCC) - is a media arts production resource center that supports, produces and syndicates Latino programming for public television. Its purpose is to empower Latinos in the U.S. throughout the broadcast communications media. .
  • The National Society of Hispanic MBAs - the premier Hispanic MBA professional business network for economic and philanthropic advancement.
  • National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign - launched in 1998 by the White House Office of National Drug Control policy, the initiative aims to educate and empower all youth to reject illegal drugs.  Spanish language site at: http://www.laantidroga.com/.
  • Reading First Teacher Education Network (RFTEN) - Since 2003, the project, administered by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), has used a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help education faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-serving Institutions infuse scientifically-based reading (SBRR) strategies into their curricula. Today, RFTEN partners with 38 selected, NCATE-accredited colleges and universities committed to raising reading achievement among pre-kindergarten to grade 12 students and to training teacher candidates who will ultimately be agents of change in the struggle to close the nation's achievement gap.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science.
  • TAMACC - promotes the growth development and success of local Hispanic chambers of commerce and serves as the leading advocate of Hispanic business in Texas.
  • University of Texas - Latin American Network Information Center (UT-LANIC) - provides users with access to academic databases and information services throughout the Internet world.
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More Latino Links

Aviso! Hispanic Events Calendar of events in the U.S. for Hispanic Americans.

Chican@ Website Pathfinder (bilingual) Includes extensive and current list of Latino-related websites.

CiberCentro Directory of Latin American countries, in English and Spanish.

Hispanic Associations of Colleges and Universities (HACU) The HACU web site provides a wealth of information for students on scholarships, internship programs, and important issues affecting Hispanics in higher education.

Hispanic Online An on-line forum for Latinos living in the USA offering news, events, and issues of interest to the Latino community based on Hispanic Magazine, in English.

LANIC - Latin American Network Information Center Created by the University of Texas, this site has links to academic databases and Internet information on and from Latin America, in English.

Latin American Virtual Newstand Links to newspapers from Spanish speaking countries around the world, in English and Spanish.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) LULAC seeks to advance the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

QuePasa.com QuePasa.com offers world news, events, entertainment, issues of interest to the Latino community, a place to seach the Internet, free e-mail and a whole lot more, in English and Spanish.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce To advocate, promote and facilitate the success of Hispanic Business.

Enlaces de Web (in Spanish)

Scholarships, etc. Latin American Centers Jobs/Career Opportunities Comprehensive Latin Links Information in Spanish Professional Organizations Art

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Fast facts from the US Census
Check out the fast facts from the US Census for Hispanic Heritage month!

Access Wisconsin
Now available in Spanish and English, Access to Eligibility Support Services for Health & Nutrition in Wisconsin.

Federal Services for services Available in Spanish: Selected sources [pdf]
This report is organized by federal agency and brings together sources for constituents (voting, housing, taxes) available in Spanish.

Pew Hispanic Center Report
The Pew Center chronicles the growing impact immigration on the nation. Includes demographic surveys, economic and labor and education reports. A great resource!

Una guía de consejos prácticos sobre la lectura para los padres
"A guide for reading tips for parents" in Spanish. A true/false quiz with great tips for parents! Makes a great handout.

Services to Immigrants
From WebJunction check out marketing and programming ideas.

Latinos en los Estados Unidos
A kit and guide for Latinos living in the U.S. including information like schooling, loans visas.

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Spanish Language Collection Development Resources

Magazines in Spanish for children and adolescents

International Latino Book Awards

Books in English about Latinos
The Barahona Center at California State University San Marcos promotes literacy in English and Spanish. The webpages are available in either English or Spanish and searchable by title, subject, ISBN, Dewey number, reviews, date of publication, translator, illustrator and publisher. Also included are lists of new books, updated weekly.

International Children's Digital Library (full text)
View titles vailable from the International Children's Digital Library in multiple languages, Spanish included! On the left select <Language<Spanish!

Pura Belpré Award Books
"Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth." Co-sponsored by ALA and REFORMA.

Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
From the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UWM, the Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.

Booksellers and publishers
From the Librarian's Guide to Latino Services also comes the Guide to Latino Services.

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Children's Programming

Dígame un cuento
Bilingual library programs for children and families ranging from toddlers to young adult.

Mission possible: spy a book!
Bilingual children's programming ideas, including how to market and advertise! (in .pdf)

Programs and activities from Latino Services
Ongoing library programs and ideas for children's story hour.

Día de los Niños
Programming ideas to celebrate the day including songs, crafts, poetry, books and more!

Kids Zone cuentos de hadas
Online fairy tales for Spanish speakers with colorful graphics.

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General Library Resources

English Spanish Language Resources for Library and Information Professionals
A dictionary of library terms that you can search in either Spanish or English including the IFLA glossary.

SOL - Spanish in our Libraries is an electronic newsletter that connects librarians who serve Spanish speaking patrons.

PLUS - Public Libraries using Spanish is the sister site to SOL. Features sample brochures, library cards, translated policies and more.

REFORMA Library Resources
REFORMA is the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an affiliate of ALA.

Cómo ayudar a sus hijos a usar la biblioteca
A guide to help parents teach their children how to use the library! (in español)

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Language Resources

Search multiple Spanish dictionaries, encyclopedias and noticias in one search!

Assistance with the Spanish Language
One-stop-shop website for dictionaries, subject headings, computer assistance and language tutorials. From the Southeast Florida Library Information Network.

THE best dictionary!

Common mistakes committed by English speakers of Spanish
A great presentation of mistakes to avoid when speaking Spanish!

Spanish DDC
The 100's and 10's of the DDC translated for your patrons!


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Hispanic Literature

LC Hispanic Reading Room
The online collections from the Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room. Digital collections from the Americas and about the Americas.

Archivos Virtuales: Papers of Latino and Latin American Artists
Papers, collections and oral histories from the Smithsonian! Great site!

El poder de las palabras
Dedicated to the arts, this website features over 2000 literary works in Spanish, art, music, and film. Includes premios section for literary awards in Spanish and English.

Biblioteca Virtual de Miguel de Cervantes
A virtual Hispanic cultural library with extensive literary offerings such as short stories, biographies, essays, and audio and visual projects.

Literary portal featuring biographies, quotations and humor.

La Tija
An interesting children's electronic magazine from Mexico with literary and historical fun facts with cute graphics.

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Health Resources for Spanish Speakers

FirstGov en Español
Launched In October this is the Spanish version of the infamous FirstGov for Spanish speakers

CDC en Español
The Center for Disease Control launched this companion website in Spanish. A great resource to check out health concerns and topics.

New York Online Access to Health features information on health topics (temas de salud) and resources (recursos) for the Spanish speaker.


U.S. Census Bureau

Minority Links

Facts on
the Hispanic or Latino Population

Hispanics or Latinos Population Photo

Other Minority Links:

Social Characteristics Economic 

Profiles News Releases & Multimedia Additional Resources


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Public Information Office
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