Latin America is one of the most diverse and interesting regions in the world. The variety of peoples, cultures, languages, and environments makes the study of Latin America an exciting intellectual adventure. Students can earn a B.A. degree in Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon. A minor in LAS is also available. Our students receive a first-rate interdisciplinary training in Latin American Studies, with study abroad and internship opportunities and language instruction in Spanish and Portuguese. Core courses in Latin American Studies (LAS) are complemented by courses drawn from departments and programs such as Romance Languages, History, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, Geography, Journalism, International Studies, and Environmental Studies. Read more…
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Award-winning journalist and human rights advocate Lydia Cacho will visit the UO to deliver the 2014 “Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies”
Her talk, entitled “Defending Human Rights: The Amazing Journey of a Mexican Journalist,” will take place on Thursday, May 29, at 7 pm (182 Lillis Hall).
The Latin American Studies Program is pleased to announce that award-winning Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho will come to the University of Oregon on May 29 to deliver the 2014 Las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies. Her talk is entitled ”Defending Human Rights: The Amazing Journey of a Mexican Journalist.”
Born in Cancún, Mexico, in 1963, Lydia Cacho is widely recognized as one of the most courageous journalists in the world for her reports on domestic violence, child prostitution, organized crime, and political corruption.
She began her career as a journalist in the mid-1980s, working for the newspaper Novedades de Cancún, in Mexico’s eastern state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. In the 1990s Cacho wrote a series of articles about the prostitution of Cuban and Argentine girls in the city of Cancún. In 2003, Cacho published another series on the sexual abuse of minors for the newspaper Por Esto, including a report on a girl abused by a local hotel owner.