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Key organisations and web directories

The organisations below are based in the UK and specialise in Latin America.

ACLAIIR| (Advisory Council on Latin American and Iberian Information Resources) This organisation aims to advance knowledge in both Latin America and Iberia. It maintains a census| of Latin American newspapers held in British libraries.

LAB| (Latin American Bureau)
The Latin America Bureau is a UK based independent research and publishing organisation. Its website offers substantial information about all of its activities, which work to broaden public knowledge of social, economic, political and cultural issues throughout Latin America. The Library purchases a wide range of its publications.

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
|World's largest organisation. Find details of activities in North America and elsewhere on its website. It publishes the Latin American Research Review| Society for Latin American Studies UK| 
SLAS is one of the leading Latin American studies organisations in the world. It publishes the Bulletin of Latin American Research| (BLAR) as well as monographs and provides lists of courses in Latin American studies.

Key web directories

Use these to locate links to useful web resources.

Choike.org: Portal on Southern Civil Societies|
Maintained by Instituto del Tercer Mundo, Uruguay. Aims to provide access to information and resources produced by social movements from the Southern hemisphere. Covers economic and social policy.

|Comprehensive site from the University of Texas, Austin. Access a directory of links plus many full text digitisation projects including the: Castro| speech database; presidential messages| and Latin American Open Archives Portal| which indexes working papers.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research Portal
|Maintained by the Institute of Latin American Studies|. Searchable directory of Latin research resources in the UK. Includes lists of courses, academic staff and theses.

Political Database of the Americas|
Project of Georgetown University and OAS . Find information and data on elections, political parties and electoral systems of Latin American nations.

Bibliotecas Virtuales de Ciencias Sociales de América Latina y el Caribe de la red|
Virtual library maintained by a network of over 160 social science research institutions across 21 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Includes links to recent reports and online journals.