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El LASO Newsletter

El LASO is our semi-annual newsletter produced through the University of Kansas Latin American & Caribbean Studies Outreach Program. It is your digital resource for Latin American affairs—featuring timely field reports, lesson plans, articles and interviews. The newsletter is published at the beginning of each month and sent out as a PDF attachment via e-mail to our subscriber list, as well as posted on the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Outreach webpage. We are just beginning to build our subscriber list, so please feel free to pass along the newsletter to friends and colleagues. Also, we'd love to hear your comments and feedback about the content, style and direction of EL LASO. The publication is a resource for you--teachers, instructors and Latin Americanists alike--so you're input is highly valued. Issues will be available in PDF format on this site. Please contact the Center if you would like to be included on the mailing list.


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Dr. Jacques Jovin, the dean of the Faculté d'Ethnologie at the State University of Haiti, will speak at KU on April 21, 5-8pm at The Commons at Spooner Hall. This is an inaugural event for KU's exciting partnership with the Faculté which, with funds from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, will bring Haitian anthropologists to KU from 2014-2018.

#GraciasGabo There are reports that Gabriel García Márquez has died. CLACS joins the world in mourning the passing of this literary giant.

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