Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Cuaderno Latinoamericano - The Latin American Notebook

This blog is an effort to explore and comment upon that world region known as Latin America. The contributors to this blog are students at Tulane University who are interested in Latin American Studies through a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts. The first group of student bloggers came from my "Introduction to Latin American Studies" course and my "Latin American International Relations" course in the Spring of 2005. Students in nearly all of my courses since then have participated in the exercise.

The goal of this blog, which is also an experiment in educational pedagogy, is threefold: (1) to develop an intellectual community of student scholars on the region of Latin America; (2) to foster communication and conversation among students who are studying the same region and whose intellectual paths may never otherwise cross; (3) and to serve as a provocative and public clearinghouse of information and opinion on all things Latin American.

It is my hope, as the moderator of this blog and as the instructor of the relevant, participating courses, that this experiment will result in a lasting and continued conversation about Latin America -- a conversation that will involve not only current and future students at Tulane interested in Latin American Studies, but anyone who has a passion for and an interest in Latin America. It is also my hope that students will continue to contribute to this blog long after their obligations to it as students in my courses end.

I invite anyone interested in Latin American Studies to also join in the discussion by adding your comments in the comments section at the end of each individual posting. I hope you will visit the site often.


JoVo said...

I'm chiming in, since I had the opportunity to do so, and I wanted to have the honor of being the second poster to this board.

I hope we get a lot of random commentators. I tend to frequent certain message boards a lot, and they are excellent media for discussion, so I'm looking forward to this.

El Jefe Maximo (J. Huck) said...

Jovo - Thanks for the enthusiasm about the site. I, too, hope we get a lot of participation. Spread the word to your family and friends and invite them to review the blog and leave their own comments. Happy blogging!

Taylor Kirk said...

Hi guys! I am so excited to see this, because we at NYU have a blog for the same thing: We should definitely trade links, and congrats on a great site!


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hi blogmaster, my name is Fredie who has ever studied in Mexico for half year last year.I am interested in Latin American politics and writing a column bout it in a newspaper once a week.I would like to translate my articles from Chinese to English and share with those who have the same interest on this blog.Please email me at and i am looking forward to joining this blog with u guys

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Javier Rivera said...

Great work guys! Can I ask you for a critic/commenting on my site? It is called Diego Rivera Web Museum and I just recently redesigned it. I'm looking for opinions, critics and some publicity as it is not funded (only by me and a couple of yahoo ads) so I'm trying to reach the community to visit:


Javier Rivera

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone!
I'm a Swede who's planning to travel to Latin America, and I now would like to find out the living expenses for the different countries in L.A., South America as well as "The Seven Dwarfs". Can you maybe recommend a link where i can find this kind of information? Prices for food, rent (longterm stay) and other basic general costs. You can e-mail me:
I would really appreciate this help. Thank you very much! great site, this! Ciao. /Quino