Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

General Latin America

Latin America, in the broadest sense, the entire American land mass south of the United States. In a more restricted sense Latin America comprises those countries of the Americas that developed from the colonies of Spain, Portugal, and France. Because these European powers used languages derived from Latin, the term Latin America was devised to designate the parts of the New World that they colonized.

MSN Encarta: Latin America
Photo by Ph.D. Candidate Hilary Smith, Stone Center for Latin American Studies

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Pierre Buekens
W.H. Watkins Professor of Epidemiology - Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Laura Murphy
Clinical Associate Professor - Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences (GCHB), Associate Director - Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (TAYLOR)
Jane Bertrand
Professor and Chair - Global Health Systems and Development