Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

LARC Suggested Websites

Here are a list of websites about Latin America. For a more complete list of resources, and teaching specific resources, please visit the LARC Resources page.

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
The Google of Latin American websites. Developed and maintained by the University of Texas at Austin, LANIC has reviewed over 12,000 websites on, for, or about Latin America. When seeking informative sites about the region, this is the place to start.

Dr. Merry Merryfield’s On-line Modules
Dr. Merryfield has compiled one of the most comprehensive regional- based web site listings on the internet. On her site, you may also find articles regarding global education, introducing culture in the classroom, and much more. All regions of the world are represented here.

Resources for Teaching About the Americas (RETANET)
Here you can access over 65 lesson plans dealing with Latin America, the Caribbean and culture studies. The original 65 lesson plans were written by secondary teachers in 1995 as part of a summer institute at the Latin America Data Base. The lesson plans incorporate the study of Latin America into various subjects, including Spanish, Social Studies, Science, Math, Art and Language Arts. Many lessons are cross-disciplinary and some integrate the Internet into the activities. – From site.

Zona Latina
This for-profit website is similar to LANIC, in that it offers mostly links to Latin American based websites including news, business, media, and more. It is a good resource for students doing research on current events in Latin America.

Latin America: Schools and Educational Resources (LASER)
Brought to you by Michigan State University. Content includes social, geographical, economic, and historical issues, with a significant emphasis on current events. It also includes sample lesson plans, country specific information and links to a range of other resources.

Caribbean + People
Arachu Castro
Senior Associate Research Fellow - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America
Caribbean + News