Latin American Studies Resources

Economic Development

Inter-America Development Bank

  • oldest and largest regional multilateral development institution   

International Monetary Fund

  • a cooperative institution that 182 countries have voluntarily joined because they see the advantage of consulting with one another


  • United States Agency for International Development

The World Bank

  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) The International Development Association (IDA) The International Finance Corporation (IFC) The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)


The Rainforest Alliance

  • an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests for the benefit of the global community   

Greenpeace USA

Greenpeace International

  • people actively working to preserve the global environment

Government and Politics

Organization of American States

  • hemisphere for political, economic and social dialogue   

U.S. Department of State

  • background notes on Latin America

Political Database of the Americas

  • Georgetown University Organization of American States



  • international forum for the scholarly discussion of Latin American History

Human Rights

Amnesty International

  • international organization working for the improvement of human rights   

Human Rights Watch: Latin America

Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

  • promoting human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean

Indigenous Peoples

Cultural Survival

  • a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 to defend the human rights and cultural autonomy of indigenous peoples and oppressed ethnic minorities   

Native Web

  • resources for indigenous cultures around the world

Zapatistas in Cyberspace

  • international circulation of the struggles of the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico


Escape Artist World Press

  • links to international media sources   

Research and Resource Links


Latin American Network Information Center

Latin American Studies Organization

  • the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America

Latin American Studies Resources and Research

LOC Country Studies

Michigan State University Latin American and Caribbean Links

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