The LAII fosters research within and beyond UNM by providing digital resources to support Latin American scholarship. Below are two of our more prominent initiatives.
Latin America Digital Beat (LADB)
For over 30 years, the Latin America Digital Beat (LADB) has produced three weekly electronic publications: NotiCen, NotiSur, and SourceMex. Although no longer producing new content, LADB maintains a searchable archive of over 28,000 articles drawn from a variety of Latin American news sources and journals, access to which (and to their archives) is available by subscription. Archived materials were developed by a select editorial team who collected Spanish language source material from Latin America and published weekly bulletins in English, placing events in context and highlighting key developments. Historically, subscribers to LADB included major research universities, small colleges, multilateral institutions, private corporations, and non-profit organizations worldwide
K'iche' Maya Oral History Project
A collaborative endeavor of Dr. James Mondloch and the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico, the K'iche' Maya Oral History Project contains 149 oral histories, which were collected in western Guatemala during the 1960s and 1970s. Now fully digitized, this collection of written and spoken K'iche' Maya is available to audiences worldwide. The project is made possible with funding from the LAII's US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.