• Welcome to the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean

    From the Director

    ¡Bienvenidos! ¡Bem vindos! Welcome to the website for the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the five regional interdisciplinary research centers of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs in Syracuse University's Maxwell School. PLACA provides a scholarly and cultural home for students, faculty, and community members who share a common interest in Latin America and the Caribbean. PLACA serves as a point of contact between the SU community and scholars, activists, and others from the region. I invite you to explore our website and to participate in the many opportunities and programs that PLACA offers. 

    From NAFTA to USMCA: Changing Trade Relations and Political Consequences

    A recent  PLACA co-sponsored event held on February 15, 2019. 

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    2019 Summer Research Grants

    Attention Graduate and Doctoral Students:  This year the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA) will grant awards to graduate students of up to $1,500 to support field research in Latin America and the Caribbean during the summer of 2018.


    Remembering Mexico’s Dirty War 50 Years After Tlatelolco - New Article by Gladys McCormick

     Professor Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Chair in Mexico-US Relations, publishes a new article on the 1968 massacre of students in Mexico.


    Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America - New Book by Professor Kwame Dixon

    Professor Kwame Dixon publishes new book. His book is the first or most recent hemispheric survey of Black Politics in Latin America.