There are a few places reserved for celebrating and educating people about Latin America.
There is now a new center in Pittsburgh dedicated to doing just that.
"This particular initiative is important because it's an outreach to the community to show the community what Latin America is about," said Milagros Pereyra, executive director of the Latin American Studies Association.
CBS News Pittsburgh
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The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.
If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to email@example.com.