Latin American Resources
[Dewey numbers: 918; 980; 973.046]
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General Information

La Herencia: Latin Links - http://www.herencia.com/cgi-bin/links.cgi
This site maintained by the periodical La Herencia provides links to categories such as: Birds; Body Health; Business Information; Careers; Child-Adolesence Substance Abuse; Child Health; Latin American and Spanish Cuisines; Film sites; Foreign Search Engines; Genealogy; Government Resources; Health Organizations; Health Sites in Spanish; Hispanic Authors; Hispanic Embassies and Consulates; Hispanic Literary Magazines; Hispanic Literature; Hispanics in General; History; Mammals; Marine Life; Men's Health; Military; Museums; Music; New Mexico; Our Lady of Guadalupe; Performing Arts; Spanish-Latino Colleges and Universities; Spanish Cinema; Spanish Language; Spanish Language News and Magazines; Spanish Language Search Engines; Women's Health; and World Culture.
Yahoo! Regional: Regions - http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Regions/
These are Yahoo's links to world regional Web sites. Specific areas to explore for Latino/a resources include: South America | Central America | Caribbean. Most have subheadings on: Countries; Arts and Humanities; Business and Economy; Computers and Internet; Entertainment; Government; Health; News and Media; Recreation and Sports; Reference; Science; Social Science; Society and Culture; and, Travel.
Yahoo! en Español - http://espanol.yahoo.com/
Just like the regular Yahoo! directory but in Spanish.
Laboratorio Nacional de Informatica Avanzada - http://www.lania.mx/index.html
LANIA plantea un nuevo modelo para centros de investigacion y desarrollo especializados en areas estrategicas de la informatica que, con la concurrencia de financiamiento de los sectores publico y privado, puedan generar ciencia de nivel internacional, retener en Mexico investigadores de primera linea, educar a los futuros lideres tecnologicos del pais y establecer un puente efectivo entre la industria, el gobierno y la frontera tecnologica.
The Virtual Diego Rivera Web Museum - http://www.diegorivera.com/
Pintor muralista, fue uno de los grandes artistas del Siglo XX. Nació en la ciudad de Guanajuato y en 1892 se trasladó a México con su familia. Estudió en la academia de San Carlos y en el taller del grabador José Guadalupe Posada, cuya influencia fue decisiva. Más adelante recibió en París la influencia del post-impresionismo y del cubismo, en cuyo lenguaje se expresó con soltura. Also in English.
Cultures of the Andes - http://www.andes.org/
Music, photos, poems and stories from the Andes mountain region of South America, which includes artists from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile; in Spanish and the Quechua indian language.

Individual Countries

Discover Peru - http://www.inkatour.com/
Information about the culture and history of Peru from Pre-Incan times through the present day. It includes statistics, geographical and tourist information, directories, and over 1,900 photographs. There are maps of ecological regions, railroads, bird watching, and a detailed, searchable map of Lima (this might not work in Netscape). Also available in French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese. (LII)
Yahoo! U.S. Hispanic and Latino Culture - http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/United_States/Society_and_Culture/Cultures_and_Groups/Cultures/American__United_States_/U_S__Hispanic_and_Latino/
These are Yahoo's links to Hispanic and Latino culture in the U.S. Included are headings for: Hispanic and Latino Culture Worldwide; Arts and Humanities; Business and Economy; Cuban American; Education; Entertainment; Government; Health; Latino Studies; Mexican American; News and Media; Religion; Science; Social Science; Teenagers; and, Women.
Guyana: Land of Six Peoples - http://www.landofsixpeoples.com/
This website has information about the nation of Guyana, a former British colony. A little slow to load--be patient. It includes general information as well as news from several Guyanese newspapers.
Venezuela - http://www.interknowledge.com/venezuela/index.htm
This commercial website is presented by a travel company but has lots of information on the country of Venezuela. (Geographia Travel Services)

Medios de Comunicacion

La Herencia - http://www.herencia.com/
La Herencia, The Heritage, refers to the Hispanic culture north of Mexico. Published as a quarterly since 1994, this periodical contains numerous articles by local historians from New Mexico and the Southwest. The editorial consists of oral history, Spanish language and Southwestern literature, book reviews, recipes, poetry, myths, and other forms of Mexican and Spanish folklore retold with documentary photographs and illustrations.
Yahoo! en Español: Medios de Comunicacion - http://espanol.dir.yahoo.com/Medios_de_comunicacion/
Links to various Spanish language media including magazines, newspapers, television, and radio. Media are also listed by subject.
Centro para el Estudio de Libros Infantiles y Juveniles en Espanol - http://www.csusm.edu/csb/espanol/
Informacion sobre libros en Espanol.
El National - http://www.el-nacional.com/
The website of a newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela.


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