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Category: Latin America

“Aquí pero allá”: Telling the story of Chileans in the United States through the Library’s Collections

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a guest post written jointly by Tatiana Cherry Santos and Melissa Flores, graduate students from the Center of Latin American Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.   Tatiana “El pueblo, unido, jamás será vencido,” I chanted into the buzzing crowd around me. Even as a young child I knew these words, …

Pelé, O Rei: Juggling Ambitions on Soccer’s Biggest Stage

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

The following is a post by Henry Granville Widener, Portuguese Language Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room of the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division.  On June 29, 1958, at the age of just 17, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, helped Brazil win its first World Cup championship in Stockholm, Sweden. Twelve years …

A.B. Bejar, 2022 Junior Fellow, comparte Historias Familiares y sobre su Herencia Andina

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

An English version of this blog post is available here.  Este es un artículo de A.B. Bejar, 2022 Junior Fellow, quien tiene una licenciatura en Relaciones y Asuntos Internacionales de la Universidad George Washington y un máster en Educación Internacional y Multicultural de la Universidad de San Francisco. Trabajar en la Biblioteca del Congreso este …

Monica Soto on creating “Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library’s Collections” Research Guide

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

La versión en Español de este artículo puede leerla aquí. This is a guest post by Monica Soto, 2022 Junior Fellow, who has a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary and is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Denver. This interview was previously published …

A short story about Potosi—the largest South American silver mine—in the Library’s Collections (Part 2)

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a two-part blog post by Pamela Padilla, 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program with the Hispanic Reading Room, and a Library Science and History graduate student at Queens College, City University of New York.  Click here for the first part of Pamela’s research project. At one point one …

A short story about Potosi—the largest South American silver mine—in the Library’s Collections (Part 1)

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a two-part blog post by Pamela Padilla, 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program with the Hispanic Reading Room, and a Library Science and History graduate student at Queens College, City University of New York. Please check back at the end of the week for the second part of …

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Latin American Research and Publication in Times of COVID-19

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division (LAC&E). We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 75 of the “Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS).” This milestone is confirmation of the Library’s impressive …

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Freedom in the Black Diaspora: Conducting Research for “Ayiti Reimagined”

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

January 1804 marks Haitian independence from French colonial rule. Self-liberated enslaved people on the island led and carried out the only successful insurrection by enslaved peoples in the Western Hemisphere. The Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE) has released a research guide, “Freedom in the Black Diaspora: A Resource Guide for Ayiti Re-imagined.”

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Southwest West Meets Northeast in Shoestring Productions: Brazilian Storytelling through Contemporary Woodcuts, Artists’ Books, and Small Press Books

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

Combining work at Arizona State University Library and the Library of Congress, this post discusses contemporary Brazilian woodblocks, chapbooks, and artists books to illuminate contemporary Brazilian reflections on the Canudos War (1896-1897), Black Brazilian heroines, and the important connections between graphic design, poetry and small press publications in Brazil.